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Jul 8, 2015 10:00am England vs Australia (430/10 - 308/10) The Ashes
Jul 16, 2015 10:00am England vs Australia (312/10 - 566/8) The Ashes
Jul 29, 2015 10:00am England vs Australia (281/10 - 136/10) The Ashes
Aug 6, 2015 10:00am England vs Australia The Ashes

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  • Ashes 2015 live: England vs Australia, Third Test - as it happened - Telegraph.co.uk
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Telegraph.co.ukAshes 2015 live: England vs Australia, Third Test - as it happenedTelegraph.co.ukHere is man of the match Steve Finn: "When I dreamed about it before the game I didn't expect this. Just happy to be here. I trusted in the work I have done and the form I have had in County cricket. That first wicket, I don't think I have celebrated ...
  • Injured Anderson ruled out of next Test - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianInjured Anderson ruled out of next TestBBC SportEngland bowler and man of the match Steven Finn on Test Match Special: "I've tried to enjoy every moment of this week. It has been fantastic and I'm thoroughly enjoying Test cricket again. "There are a few nerves in the first few balls and you question ...
  • Cricket fans get chance to watch new five-day game — golf - Financial Times
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Financial TimesCricket fans get chance to watch new five-day game — golfFinancial TimesAfter a brief period of jubilation, English cricket returned to two familiar homes — Lord's and the doghouse. On Sunday the national team went down to one of its worst defeats in Ashes history. Facing the small matter of 509 to beat Australia, England ...
  • England Cricket bosses open to joining Olympic Games in 2024 - Evening Standard
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Evening StandardEngland Cricket bosses open to joining Olympic Games in 2024Evening Standard“The committee heard from Colin Graves and Tom Harrison and were encouraged by their openness to this idea for cricket in the Olympics, and their commitment towards the game as a whole across the world, rather than just it England and Wales.Cricket's Olympics hopes receive boost as World Cricket Committee urges game ...
  • Ashes 2015: Fasting for Ramadan the secret behind England cricket star Moeen ... - Express.co.uk
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Express.co.ukAshes 2015: Fasting for Ramadan the secret behind England cricket star Moeen ...
  • Aussies decline post-match beer in Cardiff - cricket.com.au
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">cricket.com.auAussies decline post-match beer in Cardiffcricket.com.auEngland paceman James Anderson has revealed Australia refused to share a drink with the home side following their crushing defeat in the first Ashes Test. England won the first Test by 169 runs, with more than a day to spare, at Cardiff on Saturday to ...
  • Ashes 2015: Superb England hammer Australia to take 1-0 lead - BBC Sport
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">BBC SportAshes 2015: Superb England hammer Australia to take 1-0 leadBBC SportHaving been reduced to 43-3 on the first morning, they rebounded to produce four days of high-class, aggressive cricket in their first match under Australian coach Trevor Bayliss. Australia, strong favourites to retain the Ashes before the series, now ...
  • Amol Rajan: Look to England's winning women to save the game of cricket - Evening Standard
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Evening StandardAmol Rajan: Look to England's winning women to save the game of cricketEvening StandardCloser to baseball than most cricket fans would like, this brash version of the game has robbed the Test match arena of talent while creating a new fan base and injecting millions into the sport. But when any sport, or indeed any industry, is flooded ...
  • England's Ashes fate could be decided by cricket's least fashionable shot - The Guardian (blog)
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The Guardian (blog)England's Ashes fate could be decided by cricket's least fashionable shotThe Guardian (blog)This kind of passivity, the idea of power as a state of icily maintained indifference, is a very English thing. Traditionally it has been there in our sport too, most noticeably in the grand old pastoral-colonial game of cricket. It is the defining ...
  • England and Australia captains embrace aggressive cricket for women's Ashes - The Guardian
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The GuardianEngland and Australia captains embrace aggressive cricket for women's AshesThe GuardianEngland and Australia hope an aggressive style of cricket will reap rewards in the women's Ashes which begins at Taunton on Tuesday. The two teams are closely matched and, with the new points system placing less onus on the only Test match in the ...Women's Ashes 2015: England beat Australia in first ODIBBC SportAustralia move closer to 'perfect game'cricket.com.auEngland Women V Australia WomenSportinglife.comThe Independent -Telegraph.co.ukall 288 news articles »

England ICC World Cup 2011 Profile

England never won the world Cup, despite being three times in the finals.
England never won the world Cup, despite being three times in the finals.

Strength

Under the tutelage of Andy Flower, England seems to overcome a tumultuous period in their history between 2006/2007 and the start of 2009 and look to have forged a great alliance. The absence of the real big stars except Kevin Pietersen has definitely helped the side in gelling well and the performances have begun to show up. They did well in the Champions Trophy of 2009 before beating South Africa, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh in the ODI series played this year.

 

Weakness

England has often epitomised the ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’ syndrome when it comes to World Cup. Finally, they managed to capture a World Cup – in the T20 version – in 2010, but the big question-mark is over their lack of temperament to survive in a tournament of this nature. As their previous record below suggests, the inability to win big tournaments could just be their biggest weakness.

Opportunity

The English team’s best opportunity in the tournament stems from the fact that in the list of favourites their name is probably fifth or sixth in the pecking order. And this, despite the fact that they possess a good line-up this time around with a lot of confidence going for them. If they can get through to the quarter-final of the tournament unnoticed, from there on, it will just be a matter of having three good days for a team that has shown the potential to do so.

Threat

It is the small matter of Ashes in their way. And in a funny way, what could work against England is if they go on to win the same. One has seen in the 2009 edition of the Ashes that England had won against many odds and gone on to lose the ODI series than followed 6-1. If they do manage to put it across Australia in the Ashes for the first time since 1987, the release of pressure could work against them, leading up to the World Cup.

Previous Record

England have never won a World Cup before despite being the finalists on three occasions. The last of these three finals came in 1992 – and since then, they haven’t even got to the semi-finals of the event. In 1996, they were blasted off by the eventual champions Sri Lanka, in 1999, they failed to move out of the first round of their home World Cup. 2003 was no better than 1999 while in 2007 they entered the Super Eight stage. Some of their better performances came in the 1979, 1987 and 1992, when they entered the finals but lost on each occasion – to West Indies, Australia and Pakistan respectively.

Expected Captain

Andrew Strauss has done enough to merit his place as the captain of the side and should continue leading the side.

Players to look out for

It is almost a shock as it is sign of the change in things in English cricket that the player to watch out for will be an off-spinner Graeme Swann. Swann is easily the best spinner in the world currently and will look to exploit the favourable sub-continental conditions to his advantage.