England v Australia

Doom & Gloom: The Over-Reaction to England's Ashes Defeat

Joe Pennell | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Pennell

Yet for England, a perfect occasion for experimentation with a view to the future presents itself in the summer of 2014 with the decidedly less intimidating task of a home test series against a depleted Sri Lankan side. The point should be made clearly: badly needed is reform and refinement, not revolution.

Has Graeme Swann Cost England the Ashes?

Emily Stacey | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Sport
Emily Stacey

As one of England's finest bowlers, Swann's sudden departure dramatically altered what was left of England's morale, leaving captain Alastair Cook under severe pressure to map out England's plan b.

Ashes to Ashes - Cricket Then and Now

Graham Sheffield | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Sport
Graham Sheffield

It's the playing not the winning, and sport plays a natural role in cultural relations - the values of sport, at their best, help build trust and engagement between people worldwide. I consider myself so fortunate to be able to fulfil so many people's dreams and step through the Grace Gates and into the Pavilion.

The Ashes 2013: How England and Australia Match Up

James Hunt | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Both sides have taken a gamble, albeit on players at opposite ends of their careers. Alastair Cook will be looking to lead from the front, and continue the remarkable form he showed in the 2010/11 series... The Aussies have bumped Shane Watson - who averages 48 in Ashes matches, 13 more than his overall average - back up to open, mostly due to a lack of other candidates.

How do England Move on and Up?

Will Carling | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

If England are to progress up the International ladder, then this group of players are going to have to understand that a huge part of that process is their ability and desire to take on responsibility.