The 2019 Ashes begins at Edgbaston on Thursday, with England looking to regain the urn after a 4-0 defeat Down Under last time out.
Will the Ashes prove to be a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show or the cherry on top of the most extraordinary cricketing summer in England?
Joe Root has demanded England set the tone for the looming Ashes series by riding the wave of their World Cup triumph into their match against Ireland.
England stormed into their first World Cup final since 1992 after dispatching Australia, setting up a showdown against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.
England’s cricketers are ready to put the finishing touches to their World Cup final preparations at Lord’s, with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at hand and the biggest audience in a generation waiting.
England take on Australia in the World Cup semi-final at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Nottinghamshire opener Alex Hales is determined to put past mistakes behind him and make the most of what is left of his cricket career.
Eoin Morgan reflected on a “pretty cool” feeling after leading England into the semi-finals of the World Cup following their 119-run thrashing of New Zealand.
England have reached the World Cup semi-finals after beating New Zealand by 119 runs at Chester-le-Street.
Eoin Morgan unleashed a furious, record-breaking assault as England overpowered Afghanistan by 150 runs at Old Trafford, hitting 17 sixes as his side took over top spot in the World Cup standings.
Ryan Sidebottom sees the parallels between England’s World Cup hopefuls and the side he was part of nine years ago which collected the country’s only global crown to date.
Matt Prior believes “X-factor cricketer” Jos Buttler is irreplaceable and has urged England to avoid taking risks which could aggravate his injury.
The final place in England’s World Cup squad may be determined by the gut feeling of captain Eoin Morgan, with David Willey, Joe Denly and Liam Dawson seemingly vying for one spot.