5 England players to watch out for in the Ashes
As England gears up to take on its long-time rival Australia in the Ashes 2017-18, let's look at the key players on the English side.
#1 Alastair Cook
The former England captain will be returning Down Under with no burden of captaincy and a mindset to make amends for his last horrendous tour of Australia (where he scored just 246 runs at an average of 24.6).
England's highest run-scorer in this format still has a very compact defense, as well as the right blend of technique, temperament, and experience to be a thorn in the side of the Australians.
He captained England for a long time, and will likely be seen giving valuable inputs to current captain Joe Root and the youngsters playing their first Ashes.