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Bancroft’s a brilliant Ashes selection, but Paine and Marsh?

Cameron Bancroft is the form Australian batsman, with the most Sheffield Shield runs and the best average this season.

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It’s official: Paine, Marsh and Bancroft bolt into Australia’s Ashes squad

Tim Paine will be Australia’s wicketkeeper for the first two Ashes Tests this summer after the Tasmanian was named in a 13-man squad on Friday morning.

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One Ashes Test down, five to go: Women and cricket prove a success

The world is an espresso machine: there are knobs everywhere, and most of them are useless. But in 2017, the people knocking women’s sport have grown ever fewer and quieter.

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Tim Paine’s Ashes selection is a farce

Tim Paine has a batting average of 19 over the past four Australian first class seasons yet, somehow, he is set to be recalled to Test cricket just weeks away from his 33rd birthday.

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Golden Ashes: Australia’s greatest batting partnerships

Individual performances are memorable in Ashes cricket history and it’s often easy to forget just how important partnerships are in the game of cricket.

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Australia’s express pace will rattle England

England’s batting frailties against high pace were exposed during their recent home summer and shape as a major weakness in the Ashes against Australia’s express quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.

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Ashes axe to leave Wade’s career on rocks

Matthew Wade admits his Test career will likely be over if he is dropped by Australia’s selectors for the Ashes.

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Bancroft expected to make Ashes Test debut

Australia’s selection speculation will be put to bed on Friday, with the Ashes squad expected to feature debutant Cameron Bancroft plus recalled wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.

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How will Cameron Bancroft slot into the Australian Test side?

There’s no argument Cameron Bancroft deserves to make his Test debut against England at the Gabba next week. The question is where?

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Bairstow sends scare through England camp

Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has overcome another England pre-Ashes injury scare, returning to the field in their final warm-up match after suffering a finger problem.

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Matt Renshaw survives net session against Aussie quicks

First came line and length – then fire and brimstone.

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Pick your Australian Ashes team for the first Test against England

With Australia’s Test side due to be announced this Friday, we want to know who you think should be picked in the side to face England on November 23.

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England not concerned by soft Ashes preparations

Joe Root says England are in a better position to overcome a soft lead-in to the Ashes with him as captain than they were four years ago, when they were beaten 5-0.

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The Australia opening dilemma is nothing of the sort

Cricket selection is not a difficult business.

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The glaring technical flaw that’s making Matt Renshaw a bunny

Matt Renshaw’s deep form trough is due to the exposure of a major flaw in his technique – he struggles badly against right-arm pace from around the wicket.

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Cameron Bancroft has made his case for an Ashes call-up almost irresistible after producing an unbeaten double century in Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at the WACA Ground.

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Umpire Aleem Dar. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Ellyse Perry celebrates a century

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Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood

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Steve Smith celebrates a run out

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Cam Bancroft walks off the field

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Ellyse Perry batting

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Cameron Bancroft

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Glenn Maxwell Cricket Australia 2017

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Five takeaways from the Ashes squad announcement

There were a couple of shock inclusions and some notable omissions as the Australian selectors announced their squad for the first Test in Brisbane.

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Australia vs England: Women’s Ashes First T20 live scores, blog

It’s do or die for the English, as they take on Australia at North Sydney Oval in the first Women’s T20I of the summer this Friday. One Australian win will see the hosts retain the Ashes on home soil, so England cannot afford to lose. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:10pm […]

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Australia’s Ashes selections were fuelled by panic

Looking at the three new inclusions into the Australian squad for the first Test – Cameron Bancroft, Tim Paine and Shaun Marsh – it’s hard to see a common rationale.

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Australia’s Ashes squad announced: Analysing every player picked

The Ashes are just under a week away and, after months of speculation and three rounds of Sheffield Shield results, Australia have finally named their team for the first Test. Here’s our reaction to the players announced in Brisbane this morning.

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Ashes Cricket is hands down the best cricket game in over a decade

On the eve of another highly anticipated Ashes series this summer, Big Ant Studios have unleashed Ashes Cricket, and it’s comfortably the best cricket game in over a decade.

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Batting is all about timing

By Tom VDS, 17 Nov 2017
Batting is all about timing

Rhythm, tempo and expression. Characteristics that are as essential to the success of a batsman as they are to a harmonic melody.

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Final Ashes auditions complete but Australian XI still a mystery

Welcome to selection day. By 11am, we will know the team who are going to try and take Australia to Ashes glory.

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Dave Warner should bat at first drop

By Steven Kellett, 17 Nov 2017
Dave Warner should bat at first drop

Cameron Bancroft must be selected for the first Test of the Ashes. His form simply demands it, and it would open up the way for David Warner to bat at first drop.

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National Selection Panel teleconference: Selection of the Australian XI

How Wednesday’s selection meeting should have, could have transpired

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Was Carey’s first sign of form too little, too late to fight off the competition?

South Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey left it until the last possible minute, but he finally showed some signs of life with the bat yesterday.

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Could two part-time keepers be our Ashes answer?

I was critical of the selectors during their kneejerk reactions to Australia’s disaster of a series against South Africa last summer and more recently in Asia. Dropping Peter Nevill in the South African series was their biggest mistake.

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Ashes 2017-18: Who’s the best in Tests among the big four?

It is barely a week before the most heated cricket rivalry resumes, with the first Test at Brisbane’s Gabba.

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England played for a draw, but so did Australia

By Josh Robertson, 16 Nov 2017
England played for a draw, but so did Australia

Australian women’s cricket coach Matthew Mott has publicly questioned whether England had any intention of playing for a win in the Test match given the slow run rate of the English first innings.

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One doesn’t make two: Australia’s Ashes conundrum

When the Australian national selection panel discuss the team for the first Ashes Test this afternoon in Brisbane, they have one large problem to overcome.

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Anecdotes from Mumbai’s legendary cricketers

By Ritesh Misra, 15 Nov 2017
Anecdotes from Mumbai’s legendary cricketers

During Mumbai’s 500 Ranji match celebrations on November 8, legendary cricketers shared little-known incidents of their careers, so let’s go through these cricketers’ reminiscences.

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Why Moeen Ali’s bowling could decide the Ashes

By Klaus Nannestad, 14 Nov 2017 Video
Why Moeen Ali’s bowling could decide the Ashes

One of the key factors in the upcoming Ashes will be how Australia fair against Moeen Ali’s offbreaks.

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Cameron Bancroft

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Australian captain Steve Smith

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Stuart Broad celebrates with Joe Root

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Nathan Lyon and Peter Nevill laughing

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Ellyse Perry celebrates a century

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Australia women's cricket

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