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Yorkshire captain Ballance backed to hit back after being made Ashes scapegoat

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale believes that Gary Ballance will be “a dangerous animal” after being made a scapegoat for England’s Ashes defeat.

Ready to cash in: England's Joe Root.

Yorkshire’s Joe Root takes England break ahead of IPL riches

JOE ROOT has withdrawn from England’s forthcoming Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand, but admits to feeling conflicted about the decision.

England's Joe Root, left, celebrates after getting the wicket of Australia's Steve Smith. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Chris Waters: White-ball dominance helping England soothe pain of the Ashes

“GOD SAVE THE ASHES” ran the headline in the Sydney Daily Telegraph after Australia won the series in Perth last month.

Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale. Picture: Allan McKenzie/

No lack of ambition in county cricket, insists Yorkshire boss Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE has launched a strong defence of county cricket following criticism that too many players lack ambition.

England's Ben Stokes

Chris Waters: ECB inconsistency over Stokes delivers mixed message

BAFFLING, bewildering, bemusing, breathtaking, bungled, befuddled, bizarre – and that’s just without leaving the letter “B”.

UP FOR SELECTION: England's Ben Stokes. Picture: John Walton/PA

Ben Stokes cleared to play for England by ECB

BEN STOKES is to resume his international career after being charged for affray and is due to rejoin the team next month in New Zealand.

David Willey: At the crossroads.

Test fees must rise to halt drain to T20 riches says Yorkshire’s Martyn Moxon

MARTYN MOXON believes that Test cricket must be more financially rewarding to prevent players from prioritising T20 riches.

England's Ben Stokes.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes charged with affray

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been charged with affray after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

England's Jason Roy walks off the field after being dismissed for and new national ODI record 180 runs.

Chris Waters: Record-breakers Roy and Root show spark Ashes was lacking

SO NOW we see what England should have done during the Ashes series.

England's Liam Plunkett. Picture: David Davies/PA

Australia v England: Liam Plunkett confident England will not suffer Ashes hangover in ODI series

Liam Plunkett insists England’s one-day specialists have no reason to be cowed by Australia’s Ashes success.

England's Eoin Morgan Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Settled England now on World Cup countdown

CAPTAIN Eoin Morgan has put England’s one-day side on World Cup alert, with a year to establish themselves as the team to beat in 2019.

BAD TO WORSE: Joe Root leads his players off the field after losing the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane. It got no better for the England team throughout the tour. Picture: James O'Brien/PA.

Podcast: CricketTalk - The Ashes: The Final Word (well, almost)

THERE WAS so much optimism in the England camp ahead of the recent Ashes Test series - many outside also believing that it was a fair fight going into the first match in Brisbane.

England's Adil Rashid. Picture: AP.

Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid shines as England rediscover winning feeling Down Under

England began to put their Ashes woes behind them as their one-day side beat a Cricket Australia XI in comprehensive fashion to kick off the limited-overs leg of the tour Down Under.

England coach Trevor Bayliss: announced retirement plans.

The Ashes: Trevor Bayliss to rebuild England before stepping aside

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves has promised “a lot of soul-searching” but “no witch hunt” as England try to plot a way forward after their miserable 4-0 Ashes trouncing this winter.

GOING DOWN: England's Joe Root leads his players off the pitch after defeat in the opening Ashes Test match at The Gabba in Brisbane. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Chris Waters – The Verdict: The Ashes tour that went from bad to worse ...

FROM THE Ben Stokes incident to Joe Root ending the series in hospital, the Ashes was disastrous from start to finish.

BACK WHEN IT BEGAN: England's Joe Root, right, and Australia's Steve Smith pose before the start of the Ashes Test series at The Gabba, Brisbane. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

The Ashes: The good, the bad and the ugly from Down Under

ENGLAND’S latest tour Down Under started out on a wave of optimism, only to be quickly trampled on a a relentless Australia, the tourists’ Ashes quest over before Christmas.

End of the tour: England's Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow walk off at lunch with the captain unable to resume after the break due to illness.

The Ashes: England’s flops set to be given chance to atone

England will resist wholesale changes and instead rely again on the majority of their beaten Ashes tourists when they name a squad to face New Zealand in two Tests.

England's Joe Root takes a drink on day five of the Ashes Test match at the SCG. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA.

The Ashes: Five reasons why England came off second-best against Australia

England’s miserable Test tour of Australia was completed as they were swept aside by an innings and 123 runs in Sydney to slide to a 4-0 Ashes series defeat.

England's Mason Crane bowls  in Sydney.

The Ashes - Chris Waters: Crane needs to forget about false starts as England suffer in Sydney

IT CANNOT be easy for a batsman facing Mason Crane.

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