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  The Ashes
What are The Ashes?
How did they start?
Who's won the most?
Five England players to watch
Five Australian players to watch
The England squad
The Australian squad
When are the Tests happening?

 
England captain Nasser Hussain Five England players to watch
Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain (captain)
Hussain is one of his team's top batsmen. But he needs to make his mark with the bat early while not forgetting about his responsibilities as captain.

Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick
One of England's best players, he's performed well against Australia in the past. His battle with Australia's fast bowler Glen McGrath will be worth watching.

Andrew Caddick
Andrew Caddick
This will be the tall New Zealand-born player's first tour Down Under, but he's expected to make an impression. He's England's top bowler and should make the batsmen work hard.

Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart
At 39, he's by far the oldest on the England team, but Stewart is still a class player. A hugely talented wicketkeeper and batsman, Stewart will want to make an impression as this could be his last Ashes.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan
Having batted brilliantly in the summer with four hundreds, this batsman and part-time spinner has become one of England's key players.


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