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Mark Butcher blamed the conservative approach of English cricket for the disastrous Ashes defeat in Australia - and pinpointed captain Alastair Cook as one of the chief culprits.
Alec Stewart says England are unlikely to drop James Anderson for the fourth Ashes Test - even after the seamer conceded 28 off one over.
Australia hold a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series after needing just under an hour's play on the final day in Adelaide to pick up the four wickets they required for victory.
Australia captain Michael Clarke again led by example on day two of the second Ashes Test.
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Andrew Strauss told Sporting Chapters that Australian sledging only made him more determined to perform during the Ashes.
It's been quite a year for Heather Knight. The batswoman played an integral part as England's women regained the Ashes during the summer and was named player of the series for her efforts.
Stuart Broad had the perfect response to his status as the public enemy No 1 in Australia - a five-wicket haul on the opening day of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.
Kevin Pietersen has warned Australia that England fully expect to improve on their performance in this year's 3-0 Ashes victory.
The second Ashes series of the year gets under way in Brisbane on Thursday with England going for a fourth straight win over Australia.
Sachin Tendulkar will not just be missed by India but by world cricket as well, says Dominic Cork.
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Steve Harmison says England's batsmen will target Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson and try to hit him out of the Ashes.
Sachin Tendulkar is 6/1 with Sky Bet to sign off his international career in fairytale fashion with a century in Thursday's second Test against the West Indies.
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England continue their preparations for the Ashes against Australia A on Tuesday - and you can see all the action from the warm-up game live on Sky Sports HD.
Bat dominated ball in the 2010-11 series with all 20 wickets falling just once - at Perth, (surprise, surprise) - in the whole series.
Wisden have named four Englishmen in their all-time World Test XI, selected to mark the 150th anniversary of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Bob Willis is sad to see the back of Geoff Miller and says he can take much of the credit for England's surge over the last decade.
George Bailey was exceptional with the bat and as captain during Australia's 78-run victory over India in the first one-day international in Pune, says Mark Butcher.