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'England won't come close to us in Ashes'

Speaking exclusively to ESPNcricinfo, Steven Smith and Shane Watson say they are convinced Australia are on course to retain the Ashes in England this summer.

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Moores backs Trott despite another duck

England coach Peter Moores has hinted that Jonathan Trott will retain his place in the side for the third Test of the series against West Indies.


Fire in the belly ignites on time for England

England remain outsiders to win back the Ashes, but a rousing overseas victory on a docile pitch on the fifth day showed they are making progress, writes George Dobell.

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9dAlan Gardner

Brathwaite century frustrates England

An unbeaten hundred from Kraigg Brathwaite was the lodestone of West Indies' second-innings efforts to defy England in Grenada.

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13dESPN Staff

Cook: England take Anderson for granted

Test Captain says England's new leading Test wicket-taker has delivered for the last seven years and is expected to bowl 'perfectly' every time.

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Trott to retain England opening spot

Batsman will keep place in top order for second Test with West Indies in Grenada despite double failure in Antigua.

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14dDavid Hopps in Cardiff

Pietersen makes underwhelming start to England quest

Runs were plundered in Cardiff, but not by Surrey's Kevin Pietersen in his first meaningful innings of the season. Still, this was just the start of his quest for an extraordinary return to the England team.

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