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Alastair Cook’s ability to conjure an immediate response from his players following a troubled beginning to his captaincy in India has been instrumental to his subsequent success in the role and England’s strong start to the Ashes, according to Jonathan Trott.

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As if a 347-run thrashing by England were not enough, Cricket Australia found themselves on Sunday having to respond to further remarks from the coach they sacked, Mickey Arthur, and to quell the storm created by derogatory tweets, credited to David Warner’s brother, about opening batsman Shane Watson.

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Yorkshire batsman puts tourists to the sword after Bell stands ground in latest referral controversy

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Ashes 2013: The Queen makes an appearance at Lord's - but can only stay for an hour

Her Majesty saw England lose three early wickets to Australia

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Ashes 2013: The complete package - how James Anderson became England’s go-to man

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Ashes 2013: There’s no one that I’d rather have in my team right now than Jimmy Anderson - Alastair Cook

Jimmy Anderson produced one of the performances of his life to inspire England to a thrilling victory over Australia and his captain, Alastair Cook, claimed no bowler in the world could have done a better job.

The Australians celebrate dismissing Jonny Bairstow yesterday

Ashes 2013: There’s plenty to admire but jury is still out on Jonny Bairstow

England’s No 6 showed some glimpses but questions remain over his ability at top level

In the international arena, Wilfred Rhodes loved nothing more than taking on the Australians. The slow left armer, who made his debut in WG Grace's last Test, took an astounding 7 wickets for 17 off 11 overs at Lords in 1902, as the Australians were skittled for 36.

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Kevin Pietersen said recently he wants to score 10,000 Test runs

The Ashes: All is forgiven as Kevin Pietersen is tipped to hit Aussies for six

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Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook's England can bank on experience for hat-trick

Comparison between the two sides shows that England should have the batting strength to win a third series in a row

England captain Alastair Cook and Australia captain Michael Clarke pose with the Ashes urn

Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook aiming to add to British feelgood factor

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