Bell should not rush into retirement – England have few alternatives

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.

These pathetic Australians are so bad it is unbelievable

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 […]

Now Australia look like the team in crisis, not England

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.

Alastair Cook needs to take more risks

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 […]

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