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England player ratings (0)

The Test series in the Caribbean is done and dusted and a few of us have put our heads together to rate the performances of the England players (my name may be at the top of this blog but I'm not taking all the blame).

As usual, we'd love to hear whether you agree or disagree.

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Paul Grunill - Sport Interactive assistant editor

Aussies send Ashes warning (0)

Hands up all those who know the collective noun for swallows. That may seem like an odd beginning to a piece about the Australian cricket team but bear with me.

If you'd asked me just two months ago which team would win this summer's eagerly awaited Ashes series, I would have said England, indifferent performances in recent series and the upheaval caused by the Kevin Pietersen-Peter Moores rift notwithstanding.

At that point in time, Australia had just suffered their first home series defeat for 16 years, going down 2-1 to South Africa, with the Proteas to making 414-4, the second highest successful run chase in Test history, to win the first Test in Perth.

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