England's Tour of Australia: 3 Men in Form, 3 Men Struggling

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England's Tour of Australia: 3 Men in Form, 3 Men Struggling
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Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry both made hundreds against Australia A in Hobart.

With England's tour match against Australia A in Hobart now completed, only one game and 12 days remain until the much-anticipated Ashes series begins.

Given that at least two positions in England's lineup for the first Test in Brisbane remain undecided, the two warm-up games so far have provided compelling insights into the likely make-up of England's XI for November 21.

Yet the visitors will be concerned about losing two entire days to rain at Bellerive Oval, which have greatly interrupted the team's preparations ahead of their first encounter with Australia.

A number of the team's bowlers haven't been able to complete the desired amount of overs to this point, while a couple of batsmen—Kevin Pietersen in particular—are yet to enjoy significant time in the middle, if any at all.

However, there have been a handful of impressive performances to date, which should provide England with the confidence that more Ashes glory is just around the corner.

Here's a look at the players in form during the early stages of the tour, as well as those who are struggling somewhat.

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