England v South Africa Tests

Ashes a distant dream for besieged Ballance

Endorsed by Test captain and close friend Joe Root, the prolific Yorkshire form of Gary Ballance has so far again failed to translate into Test runs

Chris Stocks

16 July 2017, 04:25 AM AEST

Chris Stocks is a freelance cricket writer based in London. He is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Daily Mail, Independent and London Evening Standard.