Players who should come into the England team

Apr 08 2014 Leave a comment Elliot

It’s been a torrid six months for English cricket. The cricket side were humbled by Australia in the Ashes and the resulting One Day Internationals (ODI), while their performance in the Twenty20 World Cup was nothing short of shambolic, highlighted …

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Finally England have something to build on

Mar 30 2014 Leave a comment Elliot

England’s thrilling, against the odds, victory over Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 on Thursday not only kept them in the tournament but now gives Stuart Broad’s side the perfect platform to mount a realistic bid for the overall crown. …

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Ashes win boosts Aussie rankings

Jan 08 2014 Leave a comment Elliot

Australia’s stars Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Chris Rogers have all climbed the ICC Test rankings following their Ashes exploits. After comprehensively taking apart by England in a 5-0 series whitewash that shocked many Betfair customers, Australia’s sensational performance has …

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Stewart backs Bell for number three spot

Nov 21 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

Former captain Alec Stewart has backed Ian Bell to at number three in England’s batting line-up for the second Ashes Test at Adelaide. Trott flew home from the tour of Australia on Monday as he manages a long-standing stress-related condition. …

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Top Order hold the Key to Ashes Retention

Oct 26 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

If England are to prove Darren Lehman wrong and retain their Ashes crown when the action gets underway in Brisbane on 21st November, then they will have to be far more effective with the bat – especially at the top …

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Will Australia Regain the Ashes

Oct 05 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

Following their 3-0 defeat to England in this summer’s Ashes, Australia will be itching to set the record straight when England travel down under. The second of this year’s Ashes series kicks off on November 21st and runs until January …

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Clarke Taking Positives from Defeat

Sep 05 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

Australia captain, Michael Clarke, believes his side will be able to take away plenty of positives into the next Ashes series, despite England clinching a comprehensive 3-0 series victory to retain the famous urn. Despite perhaps putting up more of …

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England turn to power of poetry ahead of ashes series 2013

Jun 28 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

As a weapon to defeat Australia, poetry does not spring immediately to mind. But that is what the ECB hopes will fill England with strength after the publication of a poem to mark the arrival of the Investec Ashes series. …

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Shane Watson to open in Ashes 2013 against England

Jun 27 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

Shane Watson will open the batting for Australia in the first Test against England at Trent Bridge, the new national team coach, Darren Lehmann, has said. In an unmistakable indicator of the stamp Lehmann is placing on the team in …

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Trott right to talk up England’s Ashes bid

Jun 26 2013 Leave a comment Elliot

Trott right to talk up England’s Ashes bid England batsman, Jonathan Trott, believes his side are peaking at just the right time as they continue to prepare for their ultimate challenge this summer: the Ashes against Australia. Trott has enjoyed …

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Ashes Player Watch

Mitchell Johnson (Aus) – Left Arm Seam Bowler

After a promising start to his test career with the ball and showing some good promise with the bat can Mitchell Johnson lead the Australian team to victory down under?

Andrew Strauss (Eng) – Left Hand Batsman

England’s Captain and rock of the last 12 months is sure to come under intense pressure opening the batting for England. Can he overcome the force of Australia’s bowling attack to keep the ashes?

Ricky Ponting (Aus) – Right Hand Batsman

Ricky Ponting is a key player for Australia as he is the Captain and most experienced batsman in the line up, however he has a big point to prove after some recent lackluster performances.

Kevin Pietersen (Eng) – Right Hand Batsman

Having being left out the ODI matches against Pakistan to play 4 day cricket for his new County Surrey, can Kevin Pietersen rediscover his form of 2005 and help England retain the ashes.

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