The Ashes

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Pat Cummins leads tributes to Warne, ‘a once-in-a-century type of cricketer’
The cricketing world was left in a state of shock and disbelief after the death of Shane Warne aged just 52

Ali Martin in Antigua

04, Mar, 2022 @10:52 PM

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Rod Marsh obituary
Combative wicketkeeper whose success in combination with Australia’s fast bowlers gave him a record-breaking Test career

Peter Mason

04, Mar, 2022 @10:50 AM

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Ashley Giles sacked as England team director after dismal Ashes campaign
Ashley Giles has been sacked as the England cricket team director, with Andrew Strauss replacing him on an interim basis

Ali Martin

02, Feb, 2022 @7:04 PM

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Time’s up for bad-team bully Joe Root. How about Captain Broad? | Tim de Lisle
Andrew Strauss reset England’s white-ball team successfully; now he should dismiss Chris Silverwood and find a new Test captain

Tim de Lisle

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Test cricket’s next challenge: how to avoid another lopsided Ashes series | Geoff Lemon
Given the desert of competitiveness in recent times it is reasonable to ask what is the point of England visiting Australia

Geoff Lemon in Hobart

19, Jan, 2022 @5:38 AM

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Graham Thorpe’s cigar lit the fuse for police shutting down post-Ashes party
The England assistant coach broke law in Tasmania by smoking indoors and police were called to a 6am drinking session involving both teams which Thorpe filmed on his mobile phone

Ali Martin in Hobart

18, Jan, 2022 @10:03 PM

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Not all failings of England’s Test team can be blamed on county cricket | Barney Ronay
Joe Root weighed in with his verdict after the Ashes defeat but England’s nurturing of Test batters should be scrutinised

Barney Ronay

18, Jan, 2022 @6:26 PM

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Ashes 2021-22: our writers’ end-of-series awards
Pat Cummins shone as Australia captain, Scott Boland and Cameron Green broke through but it was a series to forget for England

Guardian sport

18, Jan, 2022 @1:26 PM

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Giles and Silverwood must go but Joe Root can help England’s post-Ashes rebuild | Mark Ramprakash
Humiliation in Australia is a reflection of poor preparation, tactics and team selection. Urgent change is needed at the top

Mark Ramprakash

17, Jan, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Ashes 2021-22: Player ratings for Australia’s ruthless rout of England
Where Mark Wood was a rare shining light for the visitors, the series had few redeeming features for Haseeb Hameed, Ollie Pope and Rory Burns

Tanya Aldred

17, Jan, 2022 @4:15 PM

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Silverwood insists England players back him and points finger at county game
Chris Silverwood has been given no assurances over his future as England head coach but insists he retains the support of his players despite their Ashes thrashing

Ali Martin in Hobart

17, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Excuses can be made for England’s Ashes shambles, but the status quo cannot hold | Ali Martin
The pandemic, a lack of preparation and a fine Australia team are all fair mitigation yet England’s muddled selections, fitness issues and abject batting suggest a deeper malaise

Ali Martin in Hobart

17, Jan, 2022 @11:29 AM

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