Ashes 2013-14: England cricket captain Alastair Cook apologised to fans after 5-0 series whitewash

Cook's side were bowled out for 166 in their second innings to confirm a 281-run win for their rivals

Michael Carberry of England has his bat broken by a delivery from Ryan Harris of Australia during day three of the Fifth Ashes Test

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Ashes 2013-14: Green Sydney wicket could force changes for Michael Clarke as the Australia captain targets whitewash

Clarke admits that he doesn't know his own side just yet, let alone England's after SCG pitch is left with a lot of grass on the strip ahead of final Ashes Test

Alastair Cook's England could be whitewashed by Australia in the Ashes series

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Coach Andy Flower has acknowledged it’s time for change but it will require some tough decisions on several long-serving players

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Ashes 2013-14: England coach Andy Flower wants to stay on to face the challenge of a 'fresh cycle' after humbling series defeat

Both Flower and England captain Alastair Cook are under pressure as they try to avoid a 5-0 Ashes whitewash to Australia

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Graeme Swann announced his retirement following the third Ashes Test and England team director Andy Flower has admitted he regrets Swann's decision

Ashes 2013-14: England team director Andy Flower admits his regret over the retirement of spinner Graeme Swann

Flower praises 'outstanding' Swann but admits he had hoped the 34-year-old would see out the remainder of the tour

Boyd Rankin should be given a chance to bang it in

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England approach the final Test 4-0 down in the series

Alastair Cook, drops David Warner during Australia’s second innings

Ashes 2013-14: 'I enjoy the job. I’ve no plans to quit,' says England captain Alastair Cook

Cook reveals he has no intention of leaving his post after fourth Test thrashing

Australia’s Shane Watson (centre right) celebrates hitting the winning runs with Michael Clarke

Ashes 2013-14: Melbourne massacre in the fourth Test the most dispiriting of England's grim tour

Australia now on course for series whitewash after taking 4-0 lead in series

Graeme Swann retires from cricket midway through the Ashes series

Graeme Swann retirement: Spinner hits at the media out after grandmother was interviewed

The 36-year-old quit midway through the Ashes series

Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match

Ashes 2013-14: Kevin Pietersen has 'less than zero interest' in Graeme Swann's remark about people being 'up their own backsides'

The retiring spin bowler appeared to aim a parting shot - although at exactly who is somewhat unclear

Monty Panesar bowls in the nets at Adelaide as Alastair Cook looks on

Ashes 2013-14: Opportunity knocks for Monty Panesar to revive career following retirement of Graeme Swann

Monty Panesar was initially dropped by England in strange circumstances. Looking back nearly five years it was as though he was squarely to blame for the beach which doubled as a cricket pitch at the Sir Viv Richards Recreation Ground in Antigua.

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Ashes 2013-14: Graeme Swann's grandmother claims something 'nasty' must have happened for England spinner to call it a day

Swann retired from all forms of the game midway through the Ashes series

Graeme Swann announces his decision to retire from international and first-class cricket

Ashes 2013-14: Graeme Swann denies those 'up their own backsides' are among the England side

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