From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Michael Clarke is fortunate that the Australian side he leads has shed so much experience in the past month – and is set to lose more when Chris Rogers retires at the end of this Ashes series.
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The national selectors have been decisive and swift to react in this series.
The Third Test was won by England in just two days and two sessions in a comprehensive thrashing, proving yet again that cricket between teams with criminally fragile batting line-ups is the best cricket of all. Here are the ratings for the Third Test. Sir Isaac Newton Grade: F If there’s one thing this Ashes […]
England convincingly defeating Australia in two-and-a-half days in the Birmingham Test made me go for a walk down memory lane.
Adam Voges Test career looks over while Michael Clarke’s continued to slide as Australia again collapsed in the third Ashes Test overnight.
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“It never ceases to throw up drama at Edgbaston,” was Ian Healy’s succinct comment last night.
Mitchell Johnson rubber-stamped his membership to Australia’s exalted 300 club in brutal fashion with a ball for the ages to dismiss Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston.
Australia’s batting was eviscerated by a purposeful and determined England attack on the opening day of the third Test.
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Phenomenal batting over the last year has rocketed Steve Smith up the world’s Test rankings to No 1. But Chris Rogers, the oldest cricketer at Edgbaston overnight, has been the unsung hero.
Brad Haddin’s recent form meant Australia had no option but to leave him on the sidelines, according to chairman of selectors Rod Marsh.
Matthew Hayden has labelled Brad Haddin’s axing from the Australian cricket team as “outrageous”, given the wicketkeeper’s trying personal circumstances that led to him standing down for the second Ashes Test.
I feel sorry for Brad Haddin. I know, they are not the words you may expect to see written by an Englishman given that, in certain quarters, the wicketkeeper is viewed as the walking embodiment of all that is distasteful about an Australian cricketer.
There have been striking similarities between the opening Ashes Tests played in 2005 and the opening pair in England this year.
Australia heads into the third Test of the 2015 Ashes series at Edgbaston on a steam-train of confidence after bowling England all out for just 103 in the final innings of the second Test.
There’s no argument Kevin Pietersen should be in the England line-up tonight at Edgbaston on ability alone, shoring up a brittle batting order.
Brad Haddin’s international career is likely to be over, with confirmation Peter Nevill will stay behind the stumps for the third Ashes Test.
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Resilience. In 2009, it was the main reason England regained the Ashes.
Day 3 at Edgbaston started with good news for Australia, with James Anderson being ruled out for the rest of the match, as well as the next Test at Trent Bridge.
Regardless of the result of this current Ashes series, it’s time for the next generation to emerge in Australian Cricket.
Hand’s down, this is the most fascinating Ashes Series for a decade.
Captaining an international cricket side is just like a game of chess, where even one wrong move can dilute the hard earned dominance in no time.
I, like most human beings, enjoy sleeping. So when I trade hours of dreaming with my eyes closed in order to support my national team, I expect a decent effort. Sadly, unlike at Lord’s, this has not happened at Edgebaston.
England are on the brink of victory against Australia before Day 3 at Edgbaston. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8:00pm AEST.
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Australia’s first-innings capitulation at Edgbaston, where they were all out for just 136 runs and James Anderson bagged six wickets, perfectly illustrated why it’s not always ideal to bat first.
I think we all secretly love Shane Warne.
If England’s summer of cricket is teaching us anything then it should be that Moeen Ali is a wasted talent at number eight.
The questions surrounding Michael Clarke’s position in the Australian Test team appear to be growing with every failed innings.
South African opening bowler Dale Steyn brought up a special landmark, reaching 400 Test wickets by dismissing Pakistan opening batsman Tamim Iqbal in the second Test in Dhaka.
England claimed the advantage on Day 1 of the third Ashes Test against Australia and will now need to cement their place in the driver’s seat on the second day at Edgbaston. You can follow live scores and a blog of Day 2 of this second Ashes Test from 8:00pm AEST.
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The cricket captain’s handbook was written over cricket’s 100-plus years of history. It must be either lost or destroyed, because no one seems to have read it lately. Chapter one – on winning the toss – is short and succinct.
The third Ashes Test at Edgbaston was setting up to be an interesting contest, with changes being made to the English line-up, and Haddin being left out.
Australia will have all the momentum when they take on England in the third Ashes Test and with the track at Edgbaston expected to be a more sporting one than earlier, this could get interesting.
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