England’s brilliant Ashes winners have set their sights on India’s coveted position of number one in the ICC Test rankings.
As England secured the Ashes Down Under the world's leading Test side, India, played out a thrilling series in South Africa. The two sides meet, at Lord's next year.
Andrew Strauss insists England’s mission Down Under is not complete after they retained the Ashes with a crushing innings and 157 run victory over Australia in Melbourne.
England moved to within touching distance of retaining the Ashes as Tim Bresnan spearheaded another impressive bowling display on the third day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Jonathan Trott’s unbeaten 141 took England to a position of enormous strength at the end of a controversial second day in the fourth Ashes Test at Melbourne.
Sachin Tendulkar is determined to continue his record-breaking form after becoming the first batsman to score 50 Test centuries.
South Africa’s seamers sent England an almost perfect instruction manual for dismantling the India batting line-up in the first innings of the first Test in Centurion.
The MCC World Cricket Committee met in Perth on 14 & 15 December, where issues including the subject of corruption in the game were on the agenda.
World number one Test side India are playing for reputation rather than ranking points on their three Test tour of South Africa - their last series before touring England in 2011.
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