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Left-arm Steve Smith weakness a fallacy – Justin Langer

News Australian coach Justin Langer has dismissed the notion that star batsman Steve Smith has a left-arm spin-shaped chink in the otherwise unbreakable armour, stating “I don’t buy into it .” Smith now boasts the second-highest Test average...

Justin Langer hints at Australia’s strategy to facing Jofra Archer

News Australia coach Justin Langer has admitted that his batsmen must be focused and determined if they are to thrive in their upcoming battles with Jofra Archer, and revealed that a cautious approach in Archer’s first spell may...

Pat Cummins bullish after Anderson injury; unfazed by Archer inclusion

The 2019 Ashes Aussie quick Pat Cummins believes James Anderson’s calf injury will have huge consequences for England’s Ashes hopes, and insists that Australia have nothing to fear from his pacy replacement – Jofra Archer. News of Anderson’s...

Liebke and Bowden’s Ridiculous Ashes – First Test: heavy bails, handshakes and reviews

The Ridiculous Ashes While the players convince themselves that they are playing for the actual Ashes, we all know that the real prize is the Ridiculous Ashes for producing the most hilarious and absurd cricket across five...

Woakes: We’re still ahead in the game despite Smith puzzle

The 2019 Ashes Chris Woakes insists England are still ahead in the game despite a disappointing third day of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. England started the day hoping for a big lead but lost four early...

The Ashes LIVE: First Test, Day One: The Adventure Begins

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Root at three the wrong move at the wrong time for the wrong reasons

Dave Tickner There are plenty of people utterly wedded to the bizarre notion that your best, rather than best-suited, player should bat three. It’s an objectively weird opinion but one that is surprisingly widespread – or perhaps...

Warner, the ‘Baggy Green’ and cheating – why I love to hate Australia

The 2019 Ashes I first realised I was supposed to hate Australia in 1999 – in a World Cup warm up game at New Road, Worcester. The Aussies were up against Scotland – who I was also...

Neser and Bancroft named in 17-man Australia Ashes squad

Australia Uncapped Queenslander Michael Neser is the surprise selection in Australia’s 17-man Ashes squad that is aiming to retain the urn and win in England for the first time since 2001. Neser, the right-arm seam bowling all-rounder, is one of...

After playground picks just who is Australia’s least valued player?

Alex Bowden As the Australia squad prepares for the Ashes, it’s time to ask: who is their least valued player? It was a ‘draft’ according to the Cricket Australia website. And I suppose it was. But this wasn’t...

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