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‘Fit to play’: England’s Ashes camp talk down Jimmy Anderson injury reports
The tourists say the 39-year-old is simply being saved for the second Test, in part due to the team’s limited warm-up period

Ali Martin

07, Dec, 2021 @3:04 AM

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England captain Root out to set Ashes record straight as Anderson sits out
Joe Root has pledged to set the record straight in Australia and deliver the runs required to set up England’s first overseas Ashes victory since 2010-11 but he may have to go into the first Test without Jimmy Anderson

Ali Martin in Sydney

06, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Early Ashes team selection hints at degree of surety for Australia but things can change quickly | Geoff Lemon
The hosts will be hoping to gather enough runs against England, while relying in large part on their old firm of bowlers

Geoff Lemon in Brisbane

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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How important is the first ball of an Ashes series? Just ask Steve Harmison | Tanya Aldred
The opening delivery of the Ashes often sets the tone for the entire series with pressure resting on the shoulders of the bowler

Tanya Aldred

06, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Ben Stokes set to return for England in first Ashes Test against Australia
England’s head coach, Chris Silverwood, expects Ben Stokes to return to the side for the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane

Ali Martin in Sydney

05, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘The view was amazing’: John Morris relives his Ashes Tiger Moth escapade | Daniel Harris
David Gower’s high jinks came to define the 1990-91 Ashes but his partner in crime is sanguine about its effect on his career

Daniel Harris

05, Dec, 2021 @1:37 PM

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Welcome to the Ashes lite. It might just turn out to be quite refreshing | Barney Ronay
However rushed and sweaty the buildup, this is still the same premium substance that sparks Australia v England Test series

Barney Ronay

05, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Australia and England must find way through Bear Hunt of Ashes obstacles | Geoff Lemon
From Tim Paine’s resignation to border closures and quarantine, the buildup to this Ashes series has been about everything but cricket

Geoff Lemon in Brisbane

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Ollie Robinson ready for Ashes takeoff with England after turbulent start
The seamer’s Test career began in a blaze of controversy but he will be central to Joe Root’s plans in Australia

Ali Martin in Sydney

04, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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2011 and all that: England’s last Ashes win in Australia still feels like a dream | Andy Bull
England’s dominance on the 2010-11 tour came with two teams heading in different directions and is unlikely to be seen again

Andy Bull

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Sports quiz of the week: England, the Ashes, Ralf Rangnick, F1 and chess
Who took over? Who walked away? Who kept going?

Paul Campbell

03, Dec, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Pat Cummins: the pace-bowling captain who could prove a pioneer | Ali Martin
The former Australia Test seamer Stuart Clark believes Pat Cummins will be able to balance the demands placed on him during the Ashes

Ali Martin in Sydney

03, Dec, 2021 @11:57 AM

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