Andrew Miller

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Steve Harmison's first ball heads for second slip

The Ashes 2017-18

Ranking England's Australian nightmares

In eight completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost seven by thumping margins. But which have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers?

Joe Root greets fans

England

The cracks are showing

There are structural flaws in the English game and those will have an effect, no matter how many reasons for celebration off the field

Robin Hobbs bowling for Essex

The Ashes 2017-18

The Not-so-Famous Five

Legspinners remain a romanticised breed in English cricket, and Mason Crane's call-up for the Sydney Test is the latest chapter in the saga. However, in the past 50 years, their selections - and success - have been few and far between

David Warner celebrates a wicket as Australia close in

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 5th day

Australia's Angry Ashes Avengers

In the 14 series since the War in which the Ashes have changed hands, a recurring theme of Aussie ruthlessness emerges

Craig Overton gets a high five from James Anderson

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth

Anderson's rare overstep sums up England's day

England thought they might have had a chance with a review for lbw against Steven Smith... Until it was shown James Anderson had delivered a rare front-foot no-ball