The Ashes

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HUNTINGDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: The Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff' signature 'Woodworm Flame' cricket bat is held aloft by the batmaker, September 7, 2005 in Huntingdon, England. Ashes fever continues to grip the country as England and Australia are currently in preparation for the final Ashes Test at the Oval Cricket ground that starts tomorrow. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
Ashes Fever Hits Flintoff's Cricket Bat Manufacturer Woodworm
HUNTINGDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 07: The Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff' signature 'Woodworm Flame' cricket bat is held aloft by the batmaker, September 7, 2005 in Huntingdon, England. Ashes fever continues to grip the country as England and Australia are currently in preparation for the final Ashes Test at the Oval Cricket ground that starts tomorrow. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Australia v England - First Test: Day 3
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 23: Jonathan Trott of England bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16: Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Third Test: Day 4
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16: Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Ben Stokes of England celebrates with his team mates after taking the wicket of Nathan Lyon of Australia during day one of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Fifth Test: Day 1
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Ben Stokes of England celebrates with his team mates after taking the wicket of Nathan Lyon of Australia during day one of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Piers Morgan checks his arm after facing deliveries from former Australian cricketer Brett Lee in the nets during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Fourth Test: Day 2
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Piers Morgan checks his arm after facing deliveries from former Australian cricketer Brett Lee in the nets during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Piers Morgan salutes the crowd after facing deliveries from former Australian cricketer Brett Lee (2nd R) as commentator Mark Nicholas (L) and Shane Warne look on during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Fourth Test: Day 2
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Piers Morgan salutes the crowd after facing deliveries from former Australian cricketer Brett Lee (2nd R) as commentator Mark Nicholas (L) and Shane Warne look on during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Piers Morgan salutes the crowd after facing deliveries from former Australian cricketer Brett Lee (2nd R) as commentator Mark Nicholas (L) and Shane Warne look on during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Fourth Test: Day 2
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 27: Piers Morgan salutes the crowd after facing deliveries from former Australian cricketer Brett Lee (2nd R) as commentator Mark Nicholas (L) and Shane Warne look on during day two of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: The Australia team celebrate victory and a 3-0 series win after taking the wicket of James Anderson of England during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Third Test: Day 5
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: The Australia team celebrate victory and a 3-0 series win after taking the wicket of James Anderson of England during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: The Australia team celebrate victory and a 3-0 series win after taking the wicket of James Anderson of England during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Third Test: Day 5
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17: The Australia team celebrate victory and a 3-0 series win after taking the wicket of James Anderson of England during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16: Shane Watson of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Third Test: Day 4
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 16: Shane Watson of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Peter Siddle of Australia is congratulated by team mates after taking the wicket of Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Third Test: Day 2
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14: Peter Siddle of Australia is congratulated by team mates after taking the wicket of Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin of Australia celebrate as they win the match as last man out Monty Panesar of England looks on during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Second Test: Day 5
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin of Australia celebrate as they win the match as last man out Monty Panesar of England looks on during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Joe Root of England bats during day four of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 8, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Second Test: Day 4
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 08: Joe Root of England bats during day four of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 8, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Steve Smith of Australia bats during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Second Test: Day 3
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Steve Smith of Australia bats during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: David Warner of Australia bats during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Second Test: Day 3
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: David Warner of Australia bats during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Graeme Swann of England receives a short ball from Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Second Test: Day 3
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Graeme Swann of England receives a short ball from Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: A minutes silence is observed at the Adelaide Oval as a mark of respect for Nelson Mandela during day two of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
Australia v England - Second Test: Day 2
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 06: A minutes silence is observed at the Adelaide Oval as a mark of respect for Nelson Mandela during day two of the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 6, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of David Warner of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - First Test: Day 1
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of David Warner of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - First Test: Day 1
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: David Warner of Australia bats during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Australia v England - First Test: Day 1
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: David Warner of Australia bats during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - First Test: Day 1
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Australia v England - First Test: Day 1
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Stuart Broad of England celebrates with his team after taking the wicket of Shane Watson of Australia during day one of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 21, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Phil Hughes of Australia looks on during day two of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 2, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
England v Australia: 3rd Investec Ashes Test - Day Two
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Phil Hughes of Australia looks on during day two of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on August 2, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
LONDON - JULY 24: Rain falls on the statue of W.G Grace during day four of the first npower Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord's on July 24, 2005 in London. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
England v Australia - Day Four
LONDON - JULY 24: Rain falls on the statue of W.G Grace during day four of the first npower Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord's on July 24, 2005 in London. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Alastair Cook of England hits out during day two of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
England v Australia: 5th Investec Ashes Test - Day Two
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Alastair Cook of England hits out during day two of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Andrew Strauss of England and the rest of the England team pose with the Ashes urn afetr winning the test and the series during day fiveof the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Five
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Andrew Strauss of England and the rest of the England team pose with the Ashes urn afetr winning the test and the series during day fiveof the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Five
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
BRISBANE - FEBRUARY 17: Karen Rolton of Australia in action against England during day three of the women's First Ashes Test played between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia on February 17, 2003. (Photo by Darren England/Getty Images)
Karen Rolton in action
BRISBANE - FEBRUARY 17: Karen Rolton of Australia in action against England during day three of the women's First Ashes Test played between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia on February 17, 2003. (Photo by Darren England/Getty Images)
BRISBANE - FEBRUARY 16: Karen Rolton of Australia appeals for the wicket of Charlotte Edwards of England during day two of the women's First Ashes Test played between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia on February 16, 2003. (Photo by Darren England/Getty Images)
Karen Rolton of Australia appeals
BRISBANE - FEBRUARY 16: Karen Rolton of Australia appeals for the wicket of Charlotte Edwards of England during day two of the women's First Ashes Test played between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia on February 16, 2003. (Photo by Darren England/Getty Images)
24 Aug 1998: Karen Rilton of Austalia in action against England in the Ashes Series in Worcester, England. The match was a draw and the series remained 0-0. Karen Rolton scored 176 not out in her first innings \ Mandatory Credit: Craig Prentis /Allsport
Karen Rilton of Austalia
24 Aug 1998: Karen Rilton of Austalia in action against England in the Ashes Series in Worcester, England. The match was a draw and the series remained 0-0. Karen Rolton scored 176 not out in her first innings \ Mandatory Credit: Craig Prentis /Allsport
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: (L-R) Damien Martyn, Justin Langer, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne of Australia, who all retired from Test Cricket during the series, pose in the rooms after day four of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Four
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: (L-R) Damien Martyn, Justin Langer, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne of Australia, who all retired from Test Cricket during the series, pose in the rooms after day four of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Justin Langer of Australia celebrates after Australia's victory on day five of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 18, 2006 in Perth, Australia. Australia's victory in the third Test Match means they regain the Ashes. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Third Test - Australia v England: Day Five
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Justin Langer of Australia celebrates after Australia's victory on day five of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 18, 2006 in Perth, Australia. Australia's victory in the third Test Match means they regain the Ashes. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Justin Langer (L) of Australia poses with a replica Ashes Urn as team mate Andrew Symonds takes a photo in the changing rooms after day five of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 18, 2006 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Third Test - Australia v England: Day Five
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Justin Langer (L) of Australia poses with a replica Ashes Urn as team mate Andrew Symonds takes a photo in the changing rooms after day five of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 18, 2006 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: Justin Langer of Australia makes his way out to bat at the start of Australia's second innings during day two of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 15, 2006 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Third Test - Australia v England: Day Two
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 15: Justin Langer of Australia makes his way out to bat at the start of Australia's second innings during day two of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 15, 2006 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: (L-R) Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting of Australia leave the field at the end of play on day three of the first Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 25, 2006 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
First Test - Australia v England: Day Three
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 25: (L-R) Justin Langer and Ricky Ponting of Australia leave the field at the end of play on day three of the first Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 25, 2006 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 09: Not out batsman Justin Langer of Australia listens to music outside the dressing room during a delay caused by bad light during day two of the Fifth npower Ashes Test between England and Australia played at The Brit Oval on September 9, 2005 in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Fifth Test: England v Australia
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 09: Not out batsman Justin Langer of Australia listens to music outside the dressing room during a delay caused by bad light during day two of the Fifth npower Ashes Test between England and Australia played at The Brit Oval on September 9, 2005 in London, United Kingdom (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 4: Justin Langer of Australia dives to prevent a ball going for for four during day one of the Second npower Ashes Test between England and Australia played at Edgbaston on August 4, 2005 in Birmingham, United Kingdom (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Second Test: England v Australia - Day One
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 4: Justin Langer of Australia dives to prevent a ball going for for four during day one of the Second npower Ashes Test between England and Australia played at Edgbaston on August 4, 2005 in Birmingham, United Kingdom (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
1 Aug 1997: Michael Slater and Justin Langer of Australia relax at the public house during their Ashes tour in Northern Ireland. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason /Allsport
Michael Slater and Justin Langer
1 Aug 1997: Michael Slater and Justin Langer of Australia relax at the public house during their Ashes tour in Northern Ireland. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason /Allsport
MELBOURNE - DECEMBER 30: Justin Langer of Australia signs autographs for the Barmy Army during the fifth day of the Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia on December 30, 2002. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Justin Langer of Australia signs autographs
MELBOURNE - DECEMBER 30: Justin Langer of Australia signs autographs for the Barmy Army during the fifth day of the Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia on December 30, 2002. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
15 May 1997: Justin Langer of Australia batting during the first match of the Ashes 1997 tour against the Duke of Norfolk XI1 at Arundel in Sussex, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport
Justin Langer
15 May 1997: Justin Langer of Australia batting during the first match of the Ashes 1997 tour against the Duke of Norfolk XI1 at Arundel in Sussex, England. \ Mandatory Credit: Ben Radford /Allsport
11 Dec 1998: Justin Langer of Australia celebrates his century during the Third Ashes Test against England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Australia retained the Ashes. \ Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths /Allsport
Ashes Australia v England Justin Langer
11 Dec 1998: Justin Langer of Australia celebrates his century during the Third Ashes Test against England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Australia retained the Ashes. \ Mandatory Credit: Laurence Griffiths /Allsport
4 Aug 2001: Matthew Hayden and and Justin Langer celebrate after retaining the Ashes after the third day of the England v Australia third Npower Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Mandatory Credit: Hamish Blair/ALLSPORT
England v Aus
4 Aug 2001: Matthew Hayden and and Justin Langer celebrate after retaining the Ashes after the third day of the England v Australia third Npower Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Mandatory Credit: Hamish Blair/ALLSPORT
LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Peter Siddle, Brett Lee and Stuart Clark of Australia in action during the Australia nets session at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium ahead of the 4th Ashes Test on August 5, 2009 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
England & Australia Nets
LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: (L-R) Peter Siddle, Brett Lee and Stuart Clark of Australia in action during the Australia nets session at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium ahead of the 4th Ashes Test on August 5, 2009 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Brett Lee of Australia returns to his fielding position during day three of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Three
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Brett Lee of Australia returns to his fielding position during day three of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Brett Lee of Australia kisses a replica Ashes Urn in the changing rooms after day five of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 18, 2006 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Third Test - Australia v England: Day Five
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 18: Brett Lee of Australia kisses a replica Ashes Urn in the changing rooms after day five of the third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the WACA on December 18, 2006 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: Australian cricketer Michael Clarke (L) takes a photograph of team mate Brett Lee as he cuts into a cake baked in the shape of the ashes urn at the 100 day countdown launch for the up coming Ashes series held at Circular Quay August 15, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
100 Day Countdown To Ashes Series
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: Australian cricketer Michael Clarke (L) takes a photograph of team mate Brett Lee as he cuts into a cake baked in the shape of the ashes urn at the 100 day countdown launch for the up coming Ashes series held at Circular Quay August 15, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 07: Andrew Flintoff of England consoles Brett Lee of Australia after England defeated Australia on day four of the Second npower Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on August 7, 2005 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
Second Test: England v Australia
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 07: Andrew Flintoff of England consoles Brett Lee of Australia after England defeated Australia on day four of the Second npower Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on August 7, 2005 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 14: Brett Lee of Australia picks up a fake severed foot thrown on to the field from the crowd during day four of the Third npower Ashes Test between England and Australia played at Old Trafford on August 14, 2005 in Manchester, United Kingdom (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Third Test: England v Australia
MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 14: Brett Lee of Australia picks up a fake severed foot thrown on to the field from the crowd during day four of the Third npower Ashes Test between England and Australia played at Old Trafford on August 14, 2005 in Manchester, United Kingdom (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Chris Old of England bowls to Rodney Marsh of Australia during the 2nd innings of the Third Ashes Test between England and Australia on 21st July 1981at the Headingley Stadium in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Adrian Murrell/Getty Images)
England v Australia Third Test
Chris Old of England bowls to Rodney Marsh of Australia during the 2nd innings of the Third Ashes Test between England and Australia on 21st July 1981at the Headingley Stadium in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Adrian Murrell/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 10: Jessica Bratich (back row on right), girlfriend of Mitchell Johnson of Australia watches during day three of the npower 1st Ashes Test Match between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on July 10, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
England v Australia - npower 1st Ashes Test: Day Three
CARDIFF, WALES - JULY 10: Jessica Bratich (back row on right), girlfriend of Mitchell Johnson of Australia watches during day three of the npower 1st Ashes Test Match between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium on July 10, 2009 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Australian cricketers Mark Taylor and Geoff Marsh celebrate their stand of 329 for the first wicket during the 5th Test in the Ashes series at Trent Bridge, 10th - 15th August 1989. (Photo by Adrian Murrell/Getty Images)
Marsh And Taylor Celebrate
Australian cricketers Mark Taylor and Geoff Marsh celebrate their stand of 329 for the first wicket during the 5th Test in the Ashes series at Trent Bridge, 10th - 15th August 1989. (Photo by Adrian Murrell/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: Australian captain Ricky Ponting tosses the coin watched by England captain Andrew Flintoff (2nd L), match referee Ranjan Madugalle (L) and cricket commentator and former Australian captain Mark Taylor before day one of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 2, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. England won the toss and elected to bat. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day One
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: Australian captain Ricky Ponting tosses the coin watched by England captain Andrew Flintoff (2nd L), match referee Ranjan Madugalle (L) and cricket commentator and former Australian captain Mark Taylor before day one of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 2, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. England won the toss and elected to bat. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
1 Aug 1997: Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor relaxes at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland during their Ashes tour. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason /Allsport
Mark Taylor
1 Aug 1997: Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor relaxes at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland during their Ashes tour. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason /Allsport
25 Aug 1997: A portrait of Mark Taylor, the Australian captain with the Ashes after the sixth test match against England at The Oval in London, England. England won the match by 19 runs. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason /Allsport
Mark Taylor
25 Aug 1997: A portrait of Mark Taylor, the Australian captain with the Ashes after the sixth test match against England at The Oval in London, England. England won the match by 19 runs. \ Mandatory Credit: Clive Mason /Allsport
20 Jun 1997: The Ashes captains, Mark Taylor of Australia (left) and Mike Atherton of England share a joke on the balcony during the second test match against Australia at Lords Cricket Ground in London, England. The match ended in a draw. \ Mandatory Credit: Adrian Murrell /Allsport
Mark Taylor
20 Jun 1997: The Ashes captains, Mark Taylor of Australia (left) and Mike Atherton of England share a joke on the balcony during the second test match against Australia at Lords Cricket Ground in London, England. The match ended in a draw. \ Mandatory Credit: Adrian Murrell /Allsport
10 Dec 1998: Captains Alec Stewart of England and Mark Taylor of Australia hold an 1948 Australian cap the before the Third Ashes Test against England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Australia retained the Ashes. \ Mandatory Credit: LaurenceGriffiths /Allsport
Ashes Australia v England Captains Alec Stewart of England and Mark Taylor
10 Dec 1998: Captains Alec Stewart of England and Mark Taylor of Australia hold an 1948 Australian cap the before the Third Ashes Test against England at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Australia retained the Ashes. \ Mandatory Credit: LaurenceGriffiths /Allsport
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05: Kevin Pietersen of England celebrates after reaching his century as Alastair Cook of England looks on during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Second Test - Australia v England: Day Three
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05: Kevin Pietersen of England celebrates after reaching his century as Alastair Cook of England looks on during day three of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 5, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
England cricketer Alastair Cook poses with his medal after he was made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Britain's Queen Elizabeth during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on December 6, 2011. England's Ashes hero Cook was presented with an MBE by the Queen for his outstanding performance against Australia during the famous cricket series. The opening batsman's prolific scoring helped the national team crush their opposition Down Under last winter earning England their first Ashes victory in Australia for 24 years. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Alastair Cook poses with his medal after he was made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Britain's Queen Elizabeth during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on December 6, 2011. England's Ashes hero Cook was presented with an MBE by the Queen for his outstanding performance against Australia during the famous cricket series. The opening batsman's prolific scoring helped the national team crush their opposition Down Under last winter earning England their first Ashes victory in Australia for 24 years. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Alastair Cook poses with his medal after he was made an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by Britain's Queen Elizabeth during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on December 6, 2011. England's Ashes hero Cook was presented with an MBE by the Queen for his outstanding performance against Australia during the famous cricket series. The opening batsman's prolific scoring helped the national team crush their opposition Down Under last winter earning England their first Ashes victory in Australia for 24 years. AFP PHOTO / POOL / JOHN STILLWELL (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Mike Gatting arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. Gatting captained the England team in twenty-three Test matches between 1986 and 1988. He is currently the ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Mike Gatting arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. Gatting captained the England team in twenty-three Test matches between 1986 and 1988. He is currently the ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Mike Selvey arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Mike Selvey arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Film Director, James Erskine, arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Film Director, James Erskine, arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Alistair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair, arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Alistair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair, arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE (R) wipes his eye as he arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE (R) wipes his eye as he arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket players David Gower (L), Sir Ian Botham OBE (C) and Alistair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) arrive for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket players David Gower (L), Sir Ian Botham OBE (C) and Alistair Campbell, former Director of Communications and Strategy for Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) arrive for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE (R) and former cricket player David Gower (L) arrive for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE (R) and former cricket player David Gower (L) arrive for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE (R) talks to the media as he arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former cricket player Sir Ian Botham OBE (R) talks to the media as he arrives for the world premiere of cricket film "From the Ashes", in London on May 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-scorer, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting annou
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-scorer, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-scorer, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting annou
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-scorer, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-scorer, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting annou
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-scorer, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-getter, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting annou
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-getter, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-getter, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting annou
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-getter, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-getter, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting annou
Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting announces at a press conference in Sydney on March 29, 2011 that he will stand down as Australian Test and one-day cricket captain. Ponting, who remains available for selection in the one day and Test teams, is Australia's all-time leading Test run-getter, yet his magnificent career is overshadowed by three Ashes series losses as captain. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England's Ian Bell (L) and Matt Prior (R) celebrate in front of their fans after their win in the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011. Dominant England claimed their first Ashes series in Australia for 24 years with their third innings victory over the home team in the final Sydney Test. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England's Ian Bell (L) and Matt Prior (R
England's Ian Bell (L) and Matt Prior (R) celebrate in front of their fans after their win in the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011. Dominant England claimed their first Ashes series in Australia for 24 years with their third innings victory over the home team in the final Sydney Test. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The England team celebrate after winning the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011. Dominant England claimed their first Ashes series in Australia for 24 years with their third innings victory over the home team in the final Sydney Test. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
The England team celebrate after winning
The England team celebrate after winning the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011. Dominant England claimed their first Ashes series in Australia for 24 years with their third innings victory over the home team in the final Sydney Test. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE TOPSHOTS AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Graeme Swann (C) and James Anderson (R) celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Gr
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Graeme Swann (C) and James Anderson (R) celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), James Anderson (C) and Graeme Swann (R) celebrate in the dressing room by doing 'the sprinkler', after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Ja
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), James Anderson (C) and Graeme Swann (R) celebrate in the dressing room by doing 'the sprinkler', after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Graeme Swann (C) and James Anderson (R) celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Gr
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Graeme Swann (C) and James Anderson (R) celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Graeme Swann (L) kisses England cricketer James Anderson as he holds a replica of the Ashes urn, in the dressing room after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Graeme Swann (L) kisse
England cricketer Graeme Swann (L) kisses England cricketer James Anderson as he holds a replica of the Ashes urn, in the dressing room after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen kisses a replica of the Ashes urn, in the dressing room after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen kisses
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen kisses a replica of the Ashes urn, in the dressing room after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Graeme Swann (C) and James Anderson (R) celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Gr
England cricketers Alastair Cook (L), Graeme Swann (C) and James Anderson (R) celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Tim Bresnan (L) and James Anderson celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketers Tim Bresnan (L) and J
England cricketers Tim Bresnan (L) and James Anderson celebrate in the dressing room with a replica of the Ashes urn, after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Paul Collingwood holds a replica of the Ashes urn as he celebrates in the dressing room after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. Retiring Paul Collingwood has been a great servant for English cricket and epitomises the tight-knit nature of the team, Ashes-winning skipper Andrew Strauss said on Friday. Collingwood, 34, said on Thursday it was time to move on and give younger players an opportunity in announcing his retirement from Test cricket. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
England cricketer Paul Collingwood holds
England cricketer Paul Collingwood holds a replica of the Ashes urn as he celebrates in the dressing room after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, at Sydney Cricket Ground, in Sydney, Australia, on January 7, 2011. Retiring Paul Collingwood has been a great servant for English cricket and epitomises the tight-knit nature of the team, Ashes-winning skipper Andrew Strauss said on Friday. Collingwood, 34, said on Thursday it was time to move on and give younger players an opportunity in announcing his retirement from Test cricket. AFP PHOTO/TOM SHAW/POOL IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read TOM SHAW/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Five
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Five
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
Fifth Test - Australia v England: Day Five
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann and James Anderson of England celebrate in the dressing room with the ashes urn after winning the series 3-1 during day five of the Fifth Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Tom Shaw - Pool/Getty Images)
England's Paul Collingwood leaves the field at the tea break on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. Collingwood said it was time to move on and give a younger player an opportunity in the England team after announcing his retirement from Tests on January 6. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England's Paul Collingwood leaves the fi
England's Paul Collingwood leaves the field at the tea break on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. Collingwood said it was time to move on and give a younger player an opportunity in the England team after announcing his retirement from Tests on January 6. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Peter Siddle runs in to bowl on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. England were 609 for nine as play continues. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australia's Peter Siddle runs in to bowl
Australia's Peter Siddle runs in to bowl on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. England were 609 for nine as play continues. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Matt Prior plays a drive on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. England were currently 571 for 7. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Matt Prior plays a drive
England batsman Matt Prior plays a drive on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. England were currently 571 for 7. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Tim Bresnan plays a shot on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. England were currently 571 for 7. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Tim Bresnan plays a shot
England batsman Tim Bresnan plays a shot on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. England were currently 571 for 7. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian batsman Shane Watson plays a drive on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. Watson was later run-out for 38 runs. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian batsman Shane Watson plays a
Australian batsman Shane Watson plays a drive on day four of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 6, 2011. Watson was later run-out for 38 runs. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England's players celebrate as Australia's batsman Usman Khawaja (facing L) is caught out by English wicketkeeper Matt Prior (L) during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 6, 2011. Australia suffered a chaotic run-out and were 124 for three in their second innings as they struggled to avoid a huge defeat in the final Ashes Test. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Krystle WRIGHT (Photo credit should read KRYSTLE WRIGHT/AFP/Getty Images)
England's players celebrate as Australia
England's players celebrate as Australia's batsman Usman Khawaja (facing L) is caught out by English wicketkeeper Matt Prior (L) during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 6, 2011. Australia suffered a chaotic run-out and were 124 for three in their second innings as they struggled to avoid a huge defeat in the final Ashes Test. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Krystle WRIGHT (Photo credit should read KRYSTLE WRIGHT/AFP/Getty Images)
A beam of sunlight lights up spectators as they watch Australia take on England during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 6, 2011. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Krystle WRIGHT (Photo credit should read KRYSTLE WRIGHT/AFP/Getty Images)
A beam of sunlight lights up spectators
A beam of sunlight lights up spectators as they watch Australia take on England during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 6, 2011. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Krystle WRIGHT (Photo credit should read KRYSTLE WRIGHT/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Matt Prior celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 6, 2011. England were 609 for nine as play continues. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Krystle WRIGHT (Photo credit should read KRYSTLE WRIGHT/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Matt Prior celebrates af
England batsman Matt Prior celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on January 6, 2011. England were 609 for nine as play continues. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Krystle WRIGHT (Photo credit should read KRYSTLE WRIGHT/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Ian Bell raises his bat as he leaves the ground after being dismissed on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. Bell was out on 115. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Ian Bell raises his bat
England batsman Ian Bell raises his bat as he leaves the ground after being dismissed on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. Bell was out on 115. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Ian Bell raises his bat as he leaves the ground after being dismissed on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. Bell was out on 115. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Ian Bell raises his bat
England batsman Ian Bell raises his bat as he leaves the ground after being dismissed on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. Bell was out on 115. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his arms after reaching his century on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. England chasing the Australian first innings total of 280 were currently 226 for five. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his arms after reaching his century on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. England chasing the Australian first innings total of 280 were currently 226 for five. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Ian Bell raises his arms after reaching his century on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. England were 478-6 topping Australia's first innings total of 280. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Ian Bell raises his arms
England batsman Ian Bell raises his arms after reaching his century on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. England were 478-6 topping Australia's first innings total of 280. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Alastair Cook leaves the ground after being dismissed on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. England were 397-6 topping Australia's first innings total of 280. Cook was out on 189. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)
England batsman Alastair Cook leaves the
England batsman Alastair Cook leaves the ground after being dismissed on day three of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2011. England were 397-6 topping Australia's first innings total of 280. Cook was out on 189. IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

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