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The Investec Ashes 2015

Stokes looks Ashes expectations in the eye

Jul 2, 2015: Ben Stokes is aware that he carries a major responsibility as England's allrounder in the Ashes series and to no-one's surprise, it is a challenge he is looking straight in the eye

Andrew McGlashan

The Investec Ashes 2015

Broad senses opportunity with Smith at 3

Jun 27, 2015: Ahead of the Ashes some in the England camp feel the decision to promote Steven Smith to No. 3 in the batting order may weaken a significant strength in the Australian line-up

George Dobell

England v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

England picking on potential with Overtons call-up

Jun 16, 2015: The England management are identifying players who can help win the 2019 World Cup but Dimi Mascarenhas, the New Zealand bowling coach, suggested it was unwise to pick players on potential and instead argued for skill-based selection

George Dobell

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

England's fantasy given dose of reality

Jun 14, 2015: More runs for Eoin Morgan and a half-century for Ben Stokes provided further good news for England's liberated one-day side, but this time the plans came unstuck at a crucial stage

Alan Gardner at the Ageas Bowl

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Stokes, McClenaghan go toe to toe

Jun 14, 2015: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third ODI at the Ageas Bowl

Alan Gardner at the Ageas Bowl

England v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Ageas Bowl

Williamson, Taylor tons see NZ to victory

Jun 14, 2015: Ben Stokes at his most intimidating muscled England beyond 300 for the third successive match but New Zealand sparked a late collapse to remain very much in contention at midway as the Ageas Bowl produced another excellent batting surface in the Royal Lon

The Report by David Hopps

Durham v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, Chester-le-Street

Bell outdoes Stokes in Birmingham win

Jun 6, 2015: Ian Bell rarely misses an opportunity to shine when available for his county and his 90 off 65 balls guided the Birmingham Bears to a seven-wicket win

ECB/PA

New Zealand in England 2015

Bell, Ballance and Moeen worries ahead of Ashes

Jun 3, 2015: A stunning fightback at Lord's as followed by a performance at Headingley which reminded how much work remains for England, but the captain was back in fine form

George Dobell

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Stokes bandwagon heads to Headingley

May 27, 2015: Ben Stokes' Man of the Match contribution at Lord's means he will likely be the centre of attention once again when the second Test begins

ESPNcricinfo staff

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, 4th day

Cook hundred leads England revival

May 24, 2015: Ben Stokes hit the fastest Test hundred at Lord's, off 85 balls, and Alastair Cook ended the fourth day unbeaten on 153 as England build a lead of 295

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

Stokes delighted with extra responsibility

May 21, 2015: Ben Stokes credited the belief the England coaching team have shown in him after thumping a fluent 92 in the first innings of the Investec Test at Lord's

George Dobell

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

Promoted Root embodies what England must be

May 21, 2015: Starting this summer as he did the last - with runs at Lord's - Joe Root once again hauled England out of trouble as part of an uplifting middle-order recovery

George Dobell at Lord's

England in West Indies 2015

Anderson leads yet again but woe for Mo

May 4, 2015: The series against West Indies showed England what they already knew: trouble with a second opener, a paucity of spin options and the importance of James Anderson

George Dobell

England in West Indies 2015

Stokes 'in the mould of Kallis' - Simmons

Apr 29, 2015: West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes allrounder Ben Stokes is the glue that holds the England side together and said he was in the mould of Jacques Kallis

George Dobell in Barbados

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 3rd day

England's new generation build on the old guard

Apr 23, 2015: After a prolonged winter of poor results, England's spring is starting to bloom with a group of young players suggesting qualities for healthy Test careers

George Dobell in Grenada

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 2nd day

Broad atones - but what about the future?

Apr 22, 2015: Stuart Broad and James Anderson have served England with distinction but there are valid questions about their continued effectiveness with the new ball

George Dobell in Grenada

West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 2nd day

West Indies fight but England in control

Apr 14, 2015: The second day of the series involved a similar scenario to the first with West Indies dominating the opening session, but England ending with the advantage

Report by Andrew McGlashan

West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 1st day

Classy Bell hundred puts England in control

Apr 13, 2015: Ian Bell's 22nd Test hundred helped England recover from a difficult start in Antigua and end the opening day of the series in the ascendency

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

SA A v England Lions, 4th ODI, Pretoria

Stokes hits 15 sixes in World Cup retort

Feb 2, 2015: Ben Stokes struck an unbeaten 151 from 86 balls and then took three wickets to help the Lions to an 89-run win that wrapped up their series against South Africa A

ESPNcricinfo staff
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