Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Will England Reclaim The Ashes 2009

Can England reclaim The Ashes in 2009?

The gap between the two teams has definitely narrowed and Australia's recent defeat to India during the 2nd test in Mohali must give the England team a glimmer of hope. Where Australia excelled in the last Ashes, the team is now showing signs of vulnerability and is in a process of rebuilding due to the retirements of greats such as Warne, McGrath, Gilchrist and Langer. The younger English squad under the new leadership of Kevin Pietersen could use this to their advantage and reclaim the oldest and most celebrated rivalry in international cricket. Although the Ashes are still a winter and a lot of cricket away; we can definitely feel the excitement rising!