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Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in this week’s edition of TCP…
• England look to restore some pride in the Ashes with Alastair Cook leading the way.
• Peter Hayter on why he’s not surprised former captain Cook proved his doubters wrong.
• Derek Pringle on the senior players finally standing up in Melbourne.
• ECB Chief Executive Tom Harrison speaks out as the Ashes inquest begins.
• A look back to when Phil DeFreitas did his best Diana Ross impression.
• Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins have “The Final Word” as the Barmy Army make themselves heard.
• Paul Nixon on why bowlers need to be prepared to cop the short stuff.
Derek Pringle : Changes coming to England set-up? Dividing coaching roles between the formats.
Peter Hayter column : “Cook needed a big knock but he has a precedent of overcoming long spells of poor form.”
Spin depth to grow : Derbyshire leg-spinner Matt Critchley on learning a lot with the England Lions alongside Mason Crane and coach Stuart MacGill.