No. 2: Alastair Cook

Joining Matthew Hayden as opening partner in the former Australian captain's Ashes XI: an unflappable run-getter from England

Alastair Cook comes out to begin England's second innings

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The 27 Club

Ryan Harris is not the only one to finish his career on 27 Tests. How much do you know about this select club of cricketers?

Ryan Harris fires down a delivery

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Ashes head-to-head-1

How well do you know the records of players in Australia and England's Ashes squads?

Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook pose with the Ashes urn

The Test

The fourth horseman of 2005

Simon Jones' career was blighted by injury but he was a key part of the attack who brought the Ashes home for England a decade ago and his story remains a compelling one

The Test: My Life, and the Inside Story of the Greatest Ashes Series

The Ashes I remember

Lillee and Thommo, Illy, Boycs and Snow: the '70s was a fine time for a youngster captivated by England-Australia Test matches

Derek Underwood traps John Inverarity lbw to secure a dramatic win

The Investec Ashes 2015

Johnson back to intimidate with word and deed

At the age of 33, Johnson does not expect to be back for another Ashes campaign and, since being forced to miss last year's World Twenty20 with a toe injury, he has played every game as if it is his last

Mitchell Johnson says it's 5-0