The last series I played here [Sri Lanka] was the toughest of my life ... so for a young offspinner it's going to be even tougher. I'm just glad the lifeguards dragged him in.
Ashley Giles quote
Looking ahead to Trent Bridge, I am not sure the heart will cope with another close finish like we have had in the last two Tests. As the oldest man in the team I might well have a coronary! Ashley Giles quote
I don't think my bum can twitch any more than it did last Sunday! Ashley Giles quote
I went back into the waiting room and said, 'I've got a hernia - great news!' And they thought I was a complete nutcase. Ashley Giles quote
We'll all be the first to hold up our hands and take it on the chin [can't all be the first Ash!] Ashley Giles quote
England slow bowler (as opposed to spinner), retained his place for many years due to the dirty of English spinners and Robert Croft's retirement from the international arena