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Smith to miss third Ashes Test

After all speculations finally Cricket Australia has shared update on Steve Smith’s injury. Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test at Headingley as he failed to recover from the concussion he sustained at Lord’s. The mainstay of Australian batting line up Steve Smith was hit on neck …

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Ashes 2019: England drop Moeen Ali, recall Jack Leach for Lord’s Test

England made a proactive move and dropped Moeen Ali from the squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia starting August 14. He has been replaced by Jack Leach of Somerset, the left-arm spinner who came to the fore against Ireland two weeks back as a nightwatchman opening the innings. …

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Memories of The Ashes: Part 1

The first Test match between England and Australia was played way back in 1877. Since then it has been always one of the most cherished rivalries in cricket and even in the 142nd year the hype and anticipation are more than ever with ‘The Ashes’. Several memorable incidents in all …

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Ashes 2019: Australia’s Inside Men

“A murderer is less loathsome to us than a spy. The murderer may have acted on a sudden mad impulse; he may be penitent and amend; but a spy is always a spy, night and day, in bed, at table, as he walks abroad; his vileness pervades every moment of …

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“The batsmen are going to win the Ashes for either side.”- Ben Stokes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has reclaimed his vice-captaincy in Test squad after his latest brilliance at the World Cup. Stokes believes “not trying to please everyone” has helped him regain his lost post in the team. In 2017 followed by a controversial night at Bristol, Stokes was removed from the …

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England squad announced for first Ashes Test; Archer gets a call

England’s team for the first Ashes has been announced. Jofra Archer is all set to make his Test debut provided he remains fit whereas Ben Stokes has been reappointed as vice-captain. England Cricket Board has announced a 14-member squad for the first Ashes Test, scheduled to begin on August 1. …

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Australia put an end to speculation, name 17-man Ashes squad with banned trio back

Australia put an end to all speculation and named Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh and Michael Neser in their Ashes squad for the five-match series starting August 1. David Warner and Steven Smith, aside from Bancroft, also made a comeback to the Test side following the end of their …

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All you need to know about Cricket’s oldest rivalry

World Cup 2019 is over and, now, it’s time for Cricket’s oldest rivalry to take center stage. The first Test match between England and Australia on August 1 at Edgbaston will mark the beginning of the 71st Ashes series between the rivals. In terms of matches, it will be the …

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5 English players who will look to grab their chances against Ireland before the Ashes

Ahead of the all-important Ashes, England will take on Ireland in a one-off four-day Test match that starts from Wednesday. A few stars in the English team have been rested, which allows new faces to raise their game and grab their opportunity to make a strong case ahead of the …

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What Australia’s final Ashes squad might look like

The World Cup fervor has died down and the soothing flavour of Test cricket is back with the most iconic Test series of all, The Ashes. After winning the 2017/18 Ashes series in Australia by 4-0, the Aussies arrive in England for the return series.  This series will also mark …

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