For all the pomp and circumstance that surrounded the Trent Bridge debacle, the Ashes wasn’t really the catalyst, crux or anything in between.
It’s the regeneration. Since the retirement of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and co, there’s been a rebuild. The 2013-2014 Ashes was combed over by England’s dreadful performances. Many of these have already been talked about, dissected and torn apart. Continue reading
Clarke acknowledges the crowd (photo: from thepeptalk.com.au)
For all the rubbishing of Australia over their disastrous defeat at the hands of England at Trent Bridge, Michael Clarke has been at the centre of it in many ways.
The on-field leader, Clarke demands and takes responsibility for his now former charges, as of the end of the Ashes series. Continue reading
Joe Root plays through the off side in England’s ODI win (photo: Getty Images)
As a feature of comparison, here are England’s test and ODI squads from the recent series against New Zealand: Continue reading
Preparation is key. Even more so for Australia’s line-up of pace bowlers as the Ashes series in England draws closer.
Some have already cemented their places with some fine performances over the past six months, Ryan Harris included. Continue reading