August 28, 2009 : The jury's XI seems a comment on the reduced role of skill in the modern game
August 28, 2009 : England's all-time side has just two players from the last 30-odd years
July 28, 2009 : Few tasks in cricket are tougher than opening the batting in England, and picking openers for an England dream team is hardly easy either
August 3, 2009 : Barring an alpha male, England's middle order has everything: dashers, artists, stonewallers, and all of them graceful
August 7, 2009 : No dressing room can be big enough for more than one of these three allrounders - Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff - all flash, all action
August 11, 2009 : Is competence sufficient, or should only the very best wicketkeeper make the grade?
August 17, 2009 : Nine contenders for the fast-bowling slots on England's all-time XI. Which of these greats will make it to the team?
August 21, 2009 : Only four to pick from for the slow bowler's slot, but that doesn't make the task any easier
Ricky Ponting: Ryan Harris was a bowler for all roles, and his absence makes the Ashes a bit more difficult to call
Ask Steven also has: the most years between matches for Sri Lanka, and the overseas captain who led in the most Tests in England
Twenty questions, 15 minutes. What are you waiting for?
Nicholas Hogg: They have been playing attacking, unfettered limited-overs cricket, but an Ashes series is a different battle altogether
Samir Chopra: The TV does no justice to some stunning pieces of work on the field
Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe