By Gideon Haigh
Most folks gave England a modest likelihood of luck. a few, like Glenn McGrath, insisted that heritage may repeat itself and Australia might administer one other 5-0 whitewash. What no-one expected was once that the 2010-11 Ashes exams could see the most entire performances ever by way of an England traveling part, the 1st Ashes victory on Australian soil for twenty-four years, with, uniquely, 3 innings victories.
It was once a sequence, certainly a travel, packed with amazing files, from the bats of Alastair prepare dinner and Jonathan Trott, and the ball of James Anderson and Graham Swann. each member of the facet made the most important contributions -- even these like Chris Tremlett and Tim Bresnan who had no longer initially been first offerings for the Tests.
Now, Gideon Haigh, 'one of the simplest dwelling writers on cricket' (Daily Telegraph), tells the total tale of this outstanding wearing fulfillment. starting with the build-up to the sequence - Australia going into it at the again of an uncharacteristic wasting run, England after a 12 months of quietly sturdy consolidation -- he covers each one try out, daily, in pithy fit stories and chic analyses.
Ashes 2011 is the fitting solution to re-live a memorable carrying triumph.
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