Rivals gear up for Ashes

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - Cook continues his good form for England against Warwickshire at Edgbaston  

Warwickshire & Andrew Strauss

Warwickshire & Andrew Strauss - Warwickshire celebrate as skipper Strauss is dismissed for 31  

Ravi Bopara

Ravi Bopara - Bopara elegantly drives en route to 43  

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook - The Essex man raises his bat after reaching three figures  

Naqaash Tahir & Andrew Flintoff

Naqaash Tahir & Andrew Flintoff - Tahir wheels away after dismissing the dangerous Flintoff for 19  

Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad - Broad does some exercises as England take the field after declaring on 290 for eight  

Andrew Strauss & Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Strauss & Andrew Flintoff - Celebrations in the slip cordon as James Anderson removes Ian Westwood  

Steve Harmison & Phillip Hughes

Steve Harmison & Phillip Hughes - England Lions make a good start at Worcester as Harmison dismisses Hughes with a hostile delivery  

Ricky Ponting & Steve Harmison

Ricky Ponting & Steve Harmison - Harmison peppers the Australia skipper and hits him on the shoulder  

Simon Katich & Mike Hussey

Simon Katich & Mike Hussey - The left-handed pair steady the ship for Australia with a stand of 141  

New Road, Worcester

New Road, Worcester - The idylic location for Australia's final game before the Ashes  

Tim Bresnan

Tim Bresnan - Bresnan gets in on the wickets taking an impressive 3-46  

Mike Hussey

Mike Hussey - Mr Cricket scores a superb century and ends on 143 not out  

Adil Rashid

Adil Rashid - Rashid spins away as he stakes a claim for an Ashes place  

Alastair Cook Warwickshire & Andrew Strauss Ravi Bopara Alastair Cook Naqaash Tahir & Andrew Flintoff Stuart Broad Andrew Strauss & Andrew Flintoff Steve Harmison & Phillip Hughes Ricky Ponting & Steve Harmison Simon Katich & Mike Hussey New Road, Worcester Tim Bresnan Mike Hussey Adil Rashid