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It’s not just Kevin Pietersen. England needs a whole team of new heroes

Elite sport is about constant reinvention. Right now, few sides need that more than England’s cricketers

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Englishmen used to be deported to Australia as a punishment. Now they get sent back to England as an act of mercy. There was not much of a campaign to ‘free the press box three’ after Australia’s immigration services ordered the eviction of the men from the Sun, Mirror and Daily Mail before the winter’s wretched Ashes tour was over.

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