England's Ashes 2005 winning team: Where are they now?
Ashes 2005. The mere mention of the series bring back memories that every cricket and even non-cricket fan would remember vividly. A see-saw battle that swung 360 following Australia's 239-run demolition of England at Lord's ended with England taking the series 2-1 after drawing the final Test at The Oval.
Whether it was Glenn McGrath's injury that saw him miss the second Test, Geraint Jones’ memorable catch to dismiss Michael Kasprowicz, Kevin Pietersen's blitzkrieg, Andrew Flintoff's all-round performances or Simon Jones' mastery of reverse swing, Ashes 2005 will live long in the memory of every cricket fan. But what are the England players from that triumphant series up to these days?
None of the names from England’s playing XI from their victorious Ashes 2005 campaign feature in the current Test team, although only two are yet to announce their international retirement.
Let’s take a look at where each of those 11 players who took to the field during the Ashes for England is at present:
One of England's most elegant openers, Marcus Trescothick was a consistent performer in England's triumph in 2005. Although he didn't have a century to his name, his three fifties and especially his counter-attacking innings in Edgbaston set the tone for England's comeback in a series that went down in history as one of the best of all-time.
Although he retired from all three formats in 2006 due to a stress-related illness, he continues to play domestic cricket for his county, Somerset. Despite being 40, he finished the 2016 County Championship as the third-leading run-scorer with 1,239 runs at an average of 51.62 with four centuries and four fifties and almost helped his side claim the title.