The Ashes: The best insults in cricket

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The 2010/11 Ashes are nearly upon us as England look to retain the urn against Australia.

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As we build up to what is promising to be a hard-fought and competitive series, we bring you the best insults in cricket.

So far, 'sledging' has been kept to a minimum, perhaps due to Australia's wavering optimism and a fearsome focus and determination among the England camp.

Yet sledging is one of the joys of cricket, and despite the two teams keeping quiet thus far, don't expect it to continue once the Ashes get underway. Although the English and Australian teams will have to go some to top these...