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What a fine mess English cricket finds itself in. Yet for supporters of a certain age, the last two months in Australia have just been a return to normal service.

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The Ashes 2013-14: Matt Prior injury adds to England worries as Australia A match ends in draw

England’s worries for the Ashes increased today. As if their lack of meaningful cricket were not enough, Matt Prior, their wicketkeeper, failed to take the field for Australia A’s innings on the fourth day of the tour match.

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England trails in terms of the percentage of homegrown players playing domestically in comparison to Spain and Germany

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Nasser Hussain leads the race to fill national role

Former captain in line for England team director's post after Strauss rules himself out

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss has given a compelling account of last summer's stand-off with Kevin Pietersen, lifting the lid on a deeply uncomfortable period that ruined his final days as an international cricketer.

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Eoin Morgan takes positives despite series defeat for England

Australia won the final match after setting a target of 299 at the Rose Bowl

Ashley Giles must decide whether to continue with Kevin Pietersen as opener when Alastair Cook and Ian Bell return

England stand by Michael Carberry as series fizzles out

The time has almost come for Australia’s tour of England to end. It will be a merciful release. The arrival of autumn and the familiarity of the teams have conspired to lend a perfunctory air to the later proceedings.

Kevin Pietersen prepares for the ODI series against Australia

England v Australia ODI preview: Kevin Pietersen can open one-day international auditions

With many established names missing against Australia, fringe players can seize their chance

Stuart Broad kisses the urn

Stuart Broad labels Michael Vaughan 'disrespectful' over ODI comments

Former Test captain suggested fans should ask for a refund

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Ashes 2013: Graeme Swann appears to admit players urinated on pitch at The Oval - but insists it was 'nothing untoward'

The alleged incident occurred as England celebrated their 3-0 series victory over Australia

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Ashes 2013: Does departure of Hugh Morris put Andy Flower's future in doubt?

England coach mops up remaining Ashes issues then refuses to rule out leaving role next year after close ally departs ECB

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