The Ashes are as good as ours! Well, they would be if it came down to all-rounders alone. Flintoff, Bopara, Swann and Broad are all better all-rounders that Shane Watson, who has been selected ahead of Andrew Symonds (he of “behavioural issues”) for the Ashes.

Here is the full story about the Canary Yellow tourists.

Here is the Canary squad. Please be aware than Andrew McDonald is very, very ginger.

Squad Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, Phillip Hughes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Graham Manou, Andrew McDonald, Marcus North, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson.