England captain Alastair Cook. Photograph: Philip Brown Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke both have particular reasons for wanting to win the upcoming Ashes series that begins with the first Test in Cardiff starting on Wednesday. For England skipper Cook, an Ashes series win would be the ideal reward for several difficult years which included a 5-0 whitewash reversal Down Under in 2013-14, the fall-out from the international exile ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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Australian captain Michael Clarke gives intructions during the Lord's Test. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge Livepic/Action Images via Reuters Australian captain Michael Clarke has said his side still has room for improvement after their utterly dominant 405-run win in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's. They needed just 37 overs to bowl England out for a meagre 103 on the fourth day yesterday, paceman Mitchell Johnson leading the way with three cheap ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Australia's Mitchell Johnson celebrates after dismissing England's Joe Root (not pictured) during the Lord's Test. Photograph: Philip Brown Livepic/Reuters Mitchell Johnson reopened old mental scars as Australia morally seized the Ashes lead with their thumping series-leveling victory over England at Lord's, Australia's media said as they reveled in the win. The pace demon led Australia's dominant bowling attack as Michael Clarke's team thrashed England by 405 runs to ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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