Series Result: 2-1 Oz
Top Eng Runscorer: Pietersen
Top Aus Runscorer: Hughes
Top Eng Wicket-taker: Flintoff
Top Aus Wicket-taker: Johnson
Player of the Series: Hughes
Surprise Packet: Broad. Will take at least one 5-for and score 2 half-centuries.
Dropped Player(s): Lee, Sidebottom, Hauritz
Miscellaneous Events: Pietersen will continue the wounded prima donna act throughout, Hauritz will take wickets at Cardiff but get destroyed on less responsive tracks, Sid's back and weight will plague him, Watson will be injured & the distance between Prior's batting and keeping skills will become so great as to threaten the space/time continuum.
- As featured in The Independent.
"This is not the time for namby-pamby promising youngsters who might just do something; not the time for building for the future. Pragmatism rules and they don't come more pragmatic than Rogers."
- Victor Marks makes the case for stiff-legged and stiff-armed 35 year old left-handers in Ashes squads