England ready for lift-off

Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss - The England captain arrives at Heathrow  

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen - Pietersen, back from a stint in South Africa, readies himself  

Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann - The spinner is crucial to England's hopes of Ashes victory  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - The vice-captain looks purposeful  

Ian Bell & Ajmal Shahzad

Ian Bell & Ajmal Shahzad - Bell and Shahzad breeze through  

Jonathan Trott

Jonathan Trott - Trott is typically focussed  

Andrew Strauss Kevin Pietersen Graeme Swann Alastair Cook Ian Bell & Ajmal Shahzad Jonathan Trott