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The Ashes 2013-14

Finn desperate to find an answer

Dec 20, 2013: After a 2013 where Steven Finn's stock fell considerably, he thinks he is finding his way back to becoming the fearsome fast bowler he has hinted at being

George Dobell

The Ashes 2013-14

England 'clear' on third seamer - Saker

Nov 17, 2013: England's bowling coach, David Saker, has suggested that England have made up their minds over the troublesome third seamer slot for the first Ashes Test

Alan Gardner

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Bresnan absence weighs heavy

Nov 16, 2013: England will miss Tim Bresnan enormously at the start of the Ashes series and his replacement will be targeted by Australia's batsmen, according to Ed Cowan

Daniel Brettig

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Pietersen finds form in lively knock

Nov 14, 2013: Kevin Pietersen struck a belligerent half-century and there were 80s for Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott as England reached 5 for 302 in reply to 304

Daniel Brettig

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Pietersen fit for final warm-up

Nov 12, 2013: Kevin Pietersen has been passed fit to play England's final warm-up match against an Invitational XI in Sydney following the cortisone injection he received to his right knee on Sunday

Andrew McGlashan

The Ashes 2013-14

Saker wants bowlers under pressure

Nov 3, 2013: A hailstorm, heavy rain and temperatures about 20 degrees lower than Perth greeted England's cricketers as they arrived in Hobart for the second leg of their Ashes warm-up

Andrew McGlashan

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

England left with much to ponder

Nov 2, 2013: England travel to Hobart with questions about the composition of their side for the first Test still largely unanswered after completing a none-too-convincing draw in their opening tour match against a Western Australia XI

Brad Elborough in Perth

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth

England's tall quicks go head-to-head

Oct 30, 2013: England have set up a potential fast-bowling shootout in their opening tour match against a Western Australia Chairman's XI with Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett all vying for what is likely to be the final bowling slot

David Hopps

The Ashes 2013-14

Finn, Tremlett, Rankin compete for final bowling spot

Oct 26, 2013: Steven Finn, Chris Tremlett and Boyd Rankin will have to make their case for England's third pace-bowling slot in the practice games before the Ashes Tests, according to captain Alastair Cook

Daniel Brettig

England news

England secure Saker until 2015

Oct 25, 2013: David Saker will remain England's bowling coach until at least the end of the 2015 season after agreeing to a contract extension

Andrew McGlashan

The Ashes 2013-14

The Ashes tour of the giant fast bowler

Sep 23, 2013: England's squad looks impressive - especially when it comes to the height of their quick bowlers - but they are gambling on their plans working perfectly and have ignored some compelling domestic form

George Dobell

The Ashes 2013-14

Rankin likely for Ashes, but questions remain

Sep 21, 2013: Debates over the identity of the second spinner, reserve wicketkeeper and reserve batsmen will occupy the minds of the England selectors ahead of the announcement of the Ashes squad on Monday

George Dobell

The Investec Ashes 2013

Not their best, but good enough from England

Aug 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo assesses the performances of the England players who appeared in the Ashes series

George Dobell

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Tremlett desperate to reprise the past

Aug 19, 2013: The future of Chris Tremlett as a Test bowler may become clearer over the next few days; does he have the firepower of two years ago?

George Dobell

Middlesex v Durham, Lord's, 1st day

Finn proves a delight for Dexter

Aug 2, 2013: With the sky overcast and what looked to be a responsive pitch, there was little doubt as to what Neil Dexter would do when he won the toss. But even he couldn't have envisaged just how quickly the game would progress on its opening day

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Lord's

England news

Break can be good for Finn - Fraser

Jul 29, 2013: Angus Fraser, Middlesex's director of cricket, believes that a period away from the scrutiny of international competition can help Steven Finn return to his best form

Alan Gardner

The Investec Ashes 2013

Taylor, Tremlett, Panesar recalled

Jul 28, 2013: James Taylor, Chris Tremlett and Monty Panesar have all been included in an expanded 14-man squad for the third Investec Ashes Test at Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan

Sussex v Middlesex, Hove, 3rd day

Finn and Wright duel enlivens contest

Jul 19, 2013: The talk of Hove centred on how Steven Finn would react to being omitted by England. But Luke Wright was in no mood to ensure Finn had a soft landing on his Middlesex return

Tim Wigmore at Hove

The Investec Ashes 2013

Tremlett trains with England

Jul 16, 2013: Chris Tremlett, Monty Panesar and Ben Stokes joined up with England's squad for practice at Lord's ahead of the second Test

George Dobell

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Broad shoulder was major worry

Jul 15, 2013: Andy Flower has defended the performance of England's bowlers after suggestions his team have an over-burdening reliance on James Anderson

George Dobell
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