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The Ashes 2013-14

New conditions don't worry us

Oct 31, 2013: It was good to get away from cricket after a hectic summer, but you soon started itching to start again. Now we are in Australia the excitement is growing ahead of a fantastic challenge

Ian Bell

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

One of us against us

Oct 28, 2013: A selection of people who did well in international cricket against the country in which they were born

Steven Lynch

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

The Ashes 2013-14

England fly out for history quest

Oct 23, 2013: England fly out to Australia on Wednesday evening to begin their attempt at securing a fourth straight Ashes series victory, something they haven't achieved since the 19th century

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

Ballance, Stokes, Rankin in Ashes squad

Sep 23, 2013: Gary Ballance is the most surprising selection in England's squad to defend the Ashes in Australia. The tour party also includes Durham allrounder Ben Stokes and Warwickshire's Boyd Rankin

David Hopps

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

England news

Stokes in Ashes mix - Giles

Sep 17, 2013: Ben Stokes' performances in the ODI series against Australia could have pushed him closer to a spot in this winter's Ashes touring party, according to Ashley Giles

Alan Gardner

Australia in England 2013

Less gym, more swim helps Rankin

Sep 9, 2013: England think they might have found a new fast bowler in Boyd Rankin; now the task is to keep him on the field

David Hopps

England news

Rankin beats homecoming nerves

Sep 4, 2013: Boyd Rankin did well to conquer the nerves inherent in playing against his native country and return England's best bowling figures on debut for eight years, according to his coach, Ashley Giles

Andrew McGlashan

Ireland v England, RSA Challenge, Malahide

Ireland past highlights future problems

Sep 3, 2013: The performances of Eoin Morgan and Boyd Rankin were reasons for Irish pride but defeat highlighted shortcomings in the team

Ger Siggins at Malahide

Ireland v England, RSA Challenge, Malahide

Morgan, Bopara tons see off Ireland challenge

Sep 3, 2013: Eoin Morgan, who grew up playing his cricket at Malahide, produced a scintillating career-best hundred to ensure the visitors chased down a testing total with a convincing seven overs to spare

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Yorkshire v Warwickshire, Headingley, 4th day

Warwickshire excited by Rankin's form

Aug 5, 2013: Warwickshire's frustration was greater than Yorkshire's when only an hour's play was possible on the final day

Jon Culley at Headingley

Essex v England, LV= Challenge Match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Ashes warm-up loses first-class status

Jul 2, 2013: England's Ashes warm-up game at Chelmsford has lost its first-class status after two new bowlers were drafted into the Essex side

George Dobell at Chelmsford

England news

Pietersen makes England return

Jun 20, 2013: Kevin Pietersen, out of action for England since March, is poised to return in the second of two T20s against New Zealand at The Oval next week

David Hopps

England v New Zealand, 3rd NatWest ODI, Trent Bridge

New Zealand aim for overseas whitewash

Jun 4, 2013: ESPNcricinfo previews the third ODI at Trent Bridge as New Zealand aim for rare whitewash

The Preview by Alex Winter

New Zealand in England 2013

Rankin called up as Finn, Broad cover

May 31, 2013: England have added Warwickshire's former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin to their ODI squad for the remaining two matches in the one-day series against New Zealand

George Dobell

Sussex v Warwickshire, Hove, 3rd day

Dougie Brown berates Hove wicket

May 3, 2013: This is a hard-fought game between two excellent sides. The prospect of a fourth day in glorious conditions at Hove should inspire excitement. If it does not, it is no reflection on the players.

Tim Wigmore at Hove

England news

Rankin hopes to reach Test heights

Feb 21, 2013: Being big and bad has helped many bowlers to a successful Test career and Boyd Rankin hopes his main selling points can help him become the next

Alex Winter
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