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Posted on | August 23, 2015 | 3 Comments
Although England lost the two London Tests by a landslide, they won the Ashes against the bookmakers’ odds and the judgment of many of us ex-players. It was a series with some exhilarating moments of drama, and we must congratulate Alastair Cook and his men for regaining the urn.
Posted on | August 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
Michael Clarke and his team deserve no sympathy – they were arrogant, did not prepare for the conditions and have not learnt from their mistakes.
I cannot believe that before this series started I picked Australia to win 2-1. If I had seen how badly Australia bat against the moving ball I would have been running to the bookies to put money on England. Read more
Posted on | July 16, 2015 | 28 Comments
Nobody saw this coming. That includes the players, loyal supporters, bookmakers, or us ex-players. We all hoped for an England victory, but realistically would have settled for a good draw to go some way to erasing the embarrassing way we lost 5-0 in the last Ashes. But England have out-batted, out-bowled and out-captained Australia.
Posted on | July 8, 2015 | 29 Comments
Trevor Bayliss has the right idea in saying players need to be ‘self-reliant’, but Cook needs to be less cautious in his captaincy
After the exciting, entertaining cricket England played in the one-day international series, there is a feel‑good factor, and many people think we have a chance to win the Ashes. Trevor Bayliss, the new coach, is talking about playing “a bright, attacking style of cricket”, and in a two-horse race anything can happen. England played without fear and won an ODI series, but Test cricket is not the same as one-dayers.
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