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

England reawaken Australia's demons

Jul 31, 2015: In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

Jarrod Kimber

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, 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

Last chances come early at Cardiff and Lord's

Jul 17, 2015: Last chances have come early at both Cardiff and Lord's as single moments of fortune have had massive consequences

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

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

No longer the barbarians at the gate

Jul 11, 2015: Shane Watson's struggles epitomise an Australian team that hasn't been consistently dominant for years

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

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

Boof's nightmares slowly become reality

Jul 10, 2015: Behind Darren Lehmann's blokey exterior lies a coach, and one with a number of headaches to ponder

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

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

Functional Rogers protects Australian interests

Jul 9, 2015: Chris Rogers may not be shiny and new and won't play for a generation but his glut of fifties have made him a crucial cog in this Australia machine

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

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

McCullum's Force of Nature XI

Jun 2, 2015: The New Zealand team has been built in its captain's image. When Brendon McCullum attacks, everyone follows. But it has been a long journey

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England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

New Zealand see their Test slip away from them

May 25, 2015: This was New Zealand's time. They saw it. They grabbed at it. But they fumbled. They had it taken away. And now they won't go to Headingley confident or in charge. They will go 1-0 down.

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Stokes slaps the funk out of McCullum

May 24, 2015: As Cook got near his hundred, Brendon McCullum had three slips, three catching covers and a catching mid-on. But for Stokes on 99, McCullum could only summon two slips, a gully, and a regulation field. There was little that funkiness could achieve

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Cyborg Williamson locks sights on England

May 22, 2015: New Zealand's No. 3 is a cricketing form of artificial intelligence. And he will destroy you

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

McCullum gambles fail to capture enough rewards

May 21, 2015: Brendon McCullum gambled on the toss. Gambled on his bowlers. Gambled on his field. New Zealand stormed the fort at his command, but didn't take enough prisoners and ended up in a bloodier battle than they were equipped for

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

Jesse Ryder's suburban fairy tale

Apr 23, 2015: For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now

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Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

New Zealand's greatest almost

Mar 29, 2015: Led by their fearless captain, New Zealand threw themselves at this World Cup and came as close as they ever have done to greatness

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

Eng v Ind, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Dhoni's control test

Aug 17, 2014: For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

India collapse, Dhoni bats

Aug 15, 2014: MS Dhoni may not be a member of the gentleman's batting club but that doesn't mean he can't be effective

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Happy new era

Aug 9, 2014: England's new players enjoyed the celebrations the most in front of delighted - and drunk - crowd

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Pankaj Singh, Test wicket-taker

Aug 9, 2014: After 26 spells, 69 overs, and 415 deliveries, Pankaj Singh took the wicket that was cheered by cricket fans regardless of their affiliation

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

James Anderson - not finished yet

Jul 31, 2014: Not since the first Test of last summer's Ashes has James Anderson been as effective for England. With the possibility of suspension hanging over him, he restated his value

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A Jolly Rovers reunion

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Buoyant England face tricky decisions

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

Small moments, big problems for Australia

Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident

Succession issues prompt hard questions

Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him

Mustafizur and the art of the cutter

What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

Headbanders

Dale Steyn sported a headband in the Test series against Bangladesh. Who's your favourite bowler with a headband?

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    Buoyant England face tricky decisions (100)

    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

    Headbanders (100)

    Dale Steyn sported a headband in the Test series against Bangladesh. Who's your favourite bowler with a headband?

    Small moments, big problems for Australia (93)

    Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident

    Mustafizur and the art of the cutter (78)

    What makes this innocuous-seeming bowler so difficult to handle?

    Succession issues prompt hard questions (75)

    Australia's selectors and management have been accused of being too harsh on Brad Haddin but the team's horrible display at Edgbaston suggests that they may actually have been too lenient, and not just on him