In picking the young Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan in an unusually expansive 14-man squad for the final Test at The Oval, England are either drawing a line under the Test career of Monty Panesar or, in keeping him out of the limelight, showing some understanding and duty of care to a troubled cricketer going through a tough patch in his personal life.
KP should be fit to join his England teammates in the final Ashes test at the Oval after a period of rest say the ECB
The dust has settled and suddenly we find ourselves back where we were a couple of weeks ago, with England sitting pretty and Australia holed beneath the waterline and sinking.
Stuart Broad spearheaded a dramatic comeback in the last session of day 4 to clinch a third successive Ashes series win for England.
England won the Ashes late into the evening in front of a full house at Chester-le-Street.
The Hampshire cricketer has starred in recent T20 matches.
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Alastair Cook again showed his ability to grind out runs in Asian conditions with a determined half-century against Pakistan A on the opening day of England’s first tour match, although for his fellow opener, Moeen Ali, the occasion proved an anticlimax.
It was the best of series, it was the worst of series.