While Team India's recent record has been quite impressive, the South Africa tour will offer the world a truer picture of the team's dedication, talent and grit.
Jonny Bairstow, the man best qualified to replace Jonathan Trott in England's top six, might have shivered a little in the circumstances by which the vacancy has appeared.
Former Derbyshire and Lancashire star Luke Sutton says Jonathan Trott will have found the decision to quit the Ashes tour because of a stress-related illness an "extremely difficult" one.
Jack Brooks believes Yorkshire will be among the favourites to win the LV= County Championship when they begin 2014 against Somerset at Taunton on Sunday, April 13.
Former Oxfordshire and current Yorkshire paceman has his say on the latest news from the Ashes
James Anderson is backing his England team-mates to show what they are made of during the remainder of the first Ashes Test at The Gabba.
Queensland coach Stuart Law claims stormy weather and ground's lack of cricket action makes predictions impossible As a proud Queenslander, and the current state coach, Stuart Law seemed a decent option for a heads up on the conditions that await ...
James Tredwell on captaining England, bowling alongside Graeme Swann, and walking like a penguin
Uncle Jack initiated a love of cricket and an Ashes addiction, writes John Smallwood.