England captain Charlotte Edwards is looking for major improvements when she leads her team out against Australia at Chelmsford knowing that nothing short of victory will keep the Ashes series alive.
Australian legendary batsmen, Michael Clarke played in 115 Tests, 245 ODIs and 34 T20Is in 12-year career.
Cook said: “I think both sides have been off it in terms of intensity in this Test but credit to their character – we haven’t played well at all“. “If I’m even lucky enough, maybe even commentate”, he said.
“If a groundsman knows how to produce a good wicket that will make for a great battle of Test match cricket I would like to see them go with that and not be persuaded by what is said in the media”.
August 23 The contribution of an unassuming Australian to England’s surprise Ashes victory has been overlooked amid the euphoria of a frenetic roller-coaster series. Having someone who played and understood spin so well has been a real bonus for me.
The Chief Executive of the global Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson has paid tribute to Australia captain Michael Clarke.
After playing in the first Test in Cardiff and then stepping aside for the second to spend time with his ill daughter in hospital, selectors decided Haddin’s time was up, bringing in fellow New South Welshman Peter Nevill.
Rain halted play for more than two hours after that, but only served to delay Australia’s victory.
Alastair Cook’s England performed exceptionally well to regain the highly-coveted Ashes urn, but not before everything went wrong for them in fifth and final Test at the Oval. It’s been such an emotional time over the last 10 days, everyone is pretty exhausted, so what you say in an interview now might not be what you really believe. There’s people will look at their individual roles and assess how they’ve gone. I’m very proud of the lads. “I have enjoyed every minute”.
“It’s our job to pick that final XI but you always consult the captain, that’s important”.
“I’ve been carrying a few drinks which has been disappointing, I would have liked my chance, but I didn’t bowl as well as I could in the tour matches”, Siddle told Sky Sports. It is not about one individual player.
Joe Root was named England’s player of the series after scoring 460 runs, including two centuries.
For England to reach such a pinnacle they will have to win overseas and on pitches that do not offer the swing and seam assistance as those in the Midlands that settled this series.