BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: The Analyst on Alastair Cook & Steve Smith

How Cook & Smith hold key to Ashes

Cricket analyst Simon Hughes examines why England's Alastair Cook and Australia's Steve Smith are the key batsmen in this summer's Ashes series.

England captain Cook tells Hughes about his "trigger movements" to attack fast bowlers, and The Analyst explains why Smith will be the most highly prized Australian wicket when the series begins in Cardiff on Wednesday.

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