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Contenders’ failures helped Marsh: Taylor

Shaun Marsh can credit his Test experience for his surprise Ashes berth, according to former Australia captain Mark Taylor, as other No.6 contenders failed to bang down the selection door.

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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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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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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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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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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 must play in Brisbane, but who does he replace?

Western Australian opening batsman and wicketkeeper Cameron Bancroft must play in the first Test for Australia, but with plenty of players in a form rut just over a week before the first Test, the question of who he should replace remains in the balance.

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Smith to be Australia’s best since Bradman?

By Ritesh Misra, 14 Nov 2017
Smith to be Australia’s best since Bradman?

Sir Don Bradman’s 334 against England at Headingley in 1930 was the highest Test score ever by an Australian batsman.

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Let’s call the Ashes what it is: Fifth vs third in the ICC rankings

Two national teams ranked third and fifth in the current ICC Test rankings are to commence a much-vaunted series in Brisbane, hosted by Cricket Australia and promoted in the media as the Ashes.

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A message to selectors: Keep keeping first

By Jono Baruch, 13 Nov 2017
A message to selectors: Keep keeping first

It is the most important position and title in any cricket team, yet at the moment the Australian cricket team is in a bit of a crisis without a clue who our best wicketkeeper in the country is.

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Perry’s 200 gives women’s cricket a new lease of life

The Ashes. Australia versus England on the cricket pitch in one of world sport’s greatest rivalries. While the men have had the limelight for 135 years, the women have struggled for recognition. But slowly that is changing.

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Why cricket must stick with five-day Tests

By David Holden, 13 Nov 2017
Why cricket must stick with five-day Tests

Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten 213 in yesterday’s Test should have set up the Australian women’s team to regain the Ashes.

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Australia vs England: Women’s Ashes Test – Day 4, live scores, blog

As we enter the fourth and final day of the historic day-night women’s Test match between Australia and England, we will soon see whether Australia will retain the Ashes by day’s end. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:30pm (AEDT) at North Sydney Oval.

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Australia women's cricket

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Glenn Maxwell Cricket Australia 2017

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Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist

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Rachael Haynes cricket womens ashes

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Australia's greatest ever batsman, Sir Don Bradman

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A passionate Indian cricket fan

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Alex Blackwell drives the ball

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