Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has replaced India’s Sachin Tendulkar as the top batsman in Test cricket.
To celebrate the start of the eagerly anticipated Ashes series in Australia, MCC and the Cricket Foundation have launched a series of exciting new Ashes quizzes for school children in England and Australia to enjoy.
England were largely expected to dominate against their hosts but found the going tough in difficult conditions - with matches postponed and rearranged because of poor weather.
Inspired by Rahul Dravid, India hammered New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in Nagpur to extend their unbeaten run to nine consecutive Test series.
Leg-spin bowling legend Shane Warne says England are not the favourites ahead of the forthcoming Ashes and will "struggle to take 20 wickets".
Ashes winner John Emburey believes Graeme Swann is England’s best off-spinner in 35 years and can bowl the current holders to victory in Australia.
One time captain Mark Butcher says England's players must get mentally ready for the pressure of an Ashes series and their good form in warm-up matches is "irrelevant".
England’s second string bowling attack sent a timely reminder to the selectors ahead of the opening Test, bowling Australia A out for 230 at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards is the most capped female player in world cricket after winning her 142nd cap against Sri Lanka.
Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja are the surprise names in the 17-man Australian squad for the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane on November 25.
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