Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Steve Finn (centre) takes part in England’s kickabout on Tuesday

Ashes 2015: Steve Finn set for recall after two years out with Mark Wood rested

Fast bowler was branded as unselectable after losing form and direction during the disastrous winter tour of 2013-14

England captain Alastair Cook shows his delight during the indoor nets session ahead the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston

Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook hopes the grass is now greener for England

Captain wants 'a good wicket' to help team bounce back in third Test at Edgbaston after Lord's thrashing

Mitchell Star celebrates the wicket of Adam Lyth with the second ball of the innings

Ashes 2015 Third Test preview: Bouncers are on the menu, Mitchell Starc warns England

Australia will carry on from Johnson's brutal Lord's barrage

Ian Bell has never scored a century for England on his home county ground of Edgbaston

Ashes 2015: Ian Bell is back on home soil in his battle for survival in England team

England’s selectors have promoted Bell to No 3 in a batting order whose upper portion has lately tended to capsize at the first sight of a ripple

Jonny Bairstow is interviewed by Sky Sports after day three of the LV County Championship division one match between Yorkshire and Worcestershire on Tuesday

Ashes 2015: Jonny Bairstow's gets latest chance to prove that he belongs

He has made it back to the Test team by forcing the selectors to pick him because of his sheer weight of runs

Jonny Bairstow hit four sixes as he masterminded Yorkshire’s recovery against Middlesex

Ashes 2015: Jonny Bairstow replaces Gary Ballance for third Test as Ian Bell moves up order

England were humiliated in the second Test

Paul Farbrace worked under Trevor Bayliss when the pair were coaching Sri Lanka

Ashes 2015: Trevor Bayliss says England changes are in order

Head coach admits changes will be made for third Test

Mitchell Johnson celebrates the dismissal of Gary Ballance

Ashes 2015: Where do the England selectors turn now?

As powers-that-be meet to discuss capitulation to Australia in the Lord’s Test, Stephen Brenkley weighs up what might be done to rescue the Ashes

Ben Stokes reacts after being run out by Mitchell Johnson for a duck

Ashes 2015 report: England humiliated at Lord's as Australia level the series with 405-run victory

Alastair Cook's side could muster just 103 runs in pursuit of 509 target

Ben Stokes plays on to his stumps

Ashes 2015: England must bat next two days to avoid Second Test defeat to Australia

Aussies turn the screw after Cardiff while Alistair Cook makes them work by scoring 96 but the captain didn’t then need Lyth dropping Warner, who was unbeaten on 60 at the close

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