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The Investec Ashes 2015

Broad and Root England's difference

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the England players involved in the Ashes series

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ashes regained in 14 days

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks back on the four Tests in a fast-forward series which decided the Ashes with a match to spare

Andrew McGlashan

The Investec Ashes 2015

Test match drama can't be beaten

Aug 3, 2015: Three matches down, two to go. The way this series has developed it is impossible know what will follow. Every moment should be savoured

Mark Nicholas

The Investec Ashes 2015

Bayliss won't curb England enthusiasm

Aug 1, 2015: England's commitment to attacking with the bat, whatever the consequences, has received official endorsement from their new coach

George Dobell

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Buoyant England face tricky decisions

Jul 31, 2015: England's selectors can reflect proudly on their decisions for the Edgbaston Test, but they will really earn their money in deciding who replaces James Anderson and what to do about an opener

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Ashes Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Bell guides England to 2-1 Ashes lead

Jul 31, 2015: Ian Bell's second fifty of the match ensured a 2-1 series lead for England and snuffed out any hopes Australia raised during a tail-end fight that set England a target of 121

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Australia encounter the real England at last

Jul 29, 2015: They came, they saw, they screamed. After two Tests at neutral venues, England's fans and conditions have finally come to the Ashes. And Australia were unprepared

Jarrod Kimber

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

Australia's Edgbaston woes

Jul 29, 2015: The stats highlights from the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston

Bishen Jeswant

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Ashes Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

England in control after Anderson's six

Jul 29, 2015: Australia were skittled for 136 on the first day at Edgbaston, where James Anderson led a magnificent display of swing and seam bowling that made full use of the conditions

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

Bell prepares for a make-or-break Test

Jul 27, 2015: He is not at an age where the reflexes should have slowed. He does not lack for desire. Yet he has been bowled four times in his last 11 innings and, worryingly, has started to look more fallible in the field

George Dobell at Edgbaston

The Ian Bell conundrum

Jul 24, 2015: Since the beginning of 2012, Ian Bell averages 34.69 when batting in the top six; among regular top-order batsmen, only Shane Watson has a lower average

S Rajesh

Wanted: Ian Bell, sublime artist

Jul 22, 2015: Someone who repeatedly has to prove himself despite playing over a hundred Tests, his recent stats do not make for good reading. Here's hoping he has a bit of magic left in him

Rob Steen

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

Ballance most vulnerable after England blown away

Jul 19, 2015: England weren't just beaten, they were blown away. The selectors will not want to show signs of panic but none of the struggling batsmen should be surprised if they are dropped

George Dobell at Lord's

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

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

Bell's counterattack keeps good vibes flowing

Jul 10, 2015: Even just a few months ago England, having lost two early wickets in their second innings, might have gone into their shells. It was nothing of sort in Cardiff to ensure the exemplary work of the bowlers was not wasted

George Dobell in Cardiff

ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA, 1ST INVESTEC TEST, CARDIFF, 3RD DAY

Fifteen wickets fall as Test rattles along

Jul 10, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

The Investec Ashes 2015 - stats preview

Australia's overseas challenge

Jul 7, 2015: For the first time in Ashes history, the overseas team hasn't won a single Test in two successive Ashes series of five or more Tests. Can Australia break that sequence?

S Rajesh

The Investec Ashes 2015

Bell's Ashes rollercoaster

Jun 28, 2015: Ian Bell is the one England player remaining from the heady summer of 2005, but that great series is not all fond memories for him

David Hopps
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