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England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

Root insists confidence is undimmed

Jul 27, 2015: If England were downcast after a 405-run drubbing in the second Investec Test at Lord's, you would not have known it from their demeanour as they reconvened at Edgbaston after a few days downtime

Will Macpherson at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Two very different Englands

Jul 19, 2015: England had been to the mountain top in Cardiff, and without even enjoying the view they toppled straight back down at Lord's

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Top-order trapeze act puts England in peril

Jul 17, 2015: Too often have England been three down for not many and this time Joe Root was unable to provide the safety net

George Dobell at Lord's

Smith v Root v Williamson v Kohli

Jul 17, 2015: They are clearly the next batting stars, and each of them has outstanding Test numbers since the beginning of 2013

S Rajesh

ICC news

Smith concedes top spot; career-bests for Root, Broad

Jul 12, 2015: Steven Smith has conceded the top spot in the Test batting rankings after an underwhelming display in the first Ashes Test against England in Cardiff

ESPNcricinfo staff

Get Root higher up at No. 3

Jul 12, 2015: England should look to make the most of his potential because unlike Gary Ballance, he does not get bogged down against pace or spin

Ian Chappell

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 4th day

Cook marshals a near faultless display

Jul 11, 2015: There are four matches to go and as we saw in 2005 and 1997, sides are capable of coming from behind to win Ashes series. There will be no complacency from England. But there will be confidence

George Dobell in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Three joyful days set a wonderful tone

Jul 10, 2015: This is a new England all right. Come what may in this remarkable Test match, a seed has been sowed and the future is bright

Mark Nicholas

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Bell finds his touch as Australia are set 412

Jul 10, 2015: England were bowled out for 289, setting Australia 412 to win as the first Test of the Investec Ashes moved swiftly on

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Root result trumps process

Jul 8, 2015: Joe Root wasn't always in control and he rode his luck but ultimately new-fangled coaching processes were trumped by all that really matters: the scorebook

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Australia caught cold by Haddin's drop

Jul 8, 2015: Josh Hazlewood has admitted Australia's bowlers did not respond well to the unexpected sight of Brad Haddin dropping Joe Root on the first day of the Investec Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff

England's evolution faces a litmus test

Jul 7, 2015: What is truth and what is fiction about this England Test side? The next few weeks will show us, but for all the talk of youthful exuberance they will need senior players to lift and a good start is vital

George Dobell in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff

Ageing Australia seek to overturn England's home Ashes hold

Jul 7, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the opening Test of the Investec Ashes which takes place in Cardiff, the scene of a dramatic outcome in 2009

Andrew McGlashan

England v New Zealand, Only T20, Old Trafford

Electric England sweep to victory

Jun 23, 2015: England continued their remarkable resurgence in limited-overs cricket with the third-largest victory in their history over New Zealand in the one-off T20 at Old Trafford

The Report by George Dobell

England v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

Morgan, Root inspire England's record chase

Jun 17, 2015: England entered what for them was uncharted territory when they successfully chased a target of 350 against New Zealand in the fourth Royal London ODI at Trent Bridge

The Report by David Hopps

England v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Kia Oval

England have lift-off, NZ want to ground them

Jun 11, 2015: A high benchmark was set by England in the opening match of the series but a young side is excited about trying for a repeat, however New Zealand are keen to show their response

Alan Gardner at Kia Oval

England v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Edgbaston

England finally given licence to thrill

Jun 9, 2015: A licence to "go out and have a swing" lay at the heart of England's remarkable rebirth in the first ODI at Edgbaston, according to Jos Buttler

Andrew Miller

England v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Edgbaston

Buttler, Root hundreds set up record England win

Jun 9, 2015: England secured their largest runs victory in an ODI at Edgbaston as rampant hundreds from Jos Buttler and Joe Root led them beyond the new watermark of 400 for the first time in an ODI

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand in England 2015

Bell, Ballance and Moeen worries ahead of Ashes

Jun 3, 2015: A stunning fightback at Lord's as followed by a performance at Headingley which reminded how much work remains for England, but the captain was back in fine form

George Dobell

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

New Zealand's deserved reward for keeping faith

Jun 2, 2015: There was a heck of a wind at Headingley, but New Zealand refused to be blown off course and despite the setback of losing at Lord's steadfastly stood by their instincts

David Hopps at Headingley
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