Are England Right To Place Their Hope In Pope?

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Are England Right To Place Their Hope In Pope? The ever-revolving door that is England’s batting line-up has seen Surrey’s Ollie Pope called into the squad for the Second Test against India at Lords. Dawid Malan is the player to miss out after failing to kick on from a strong Ashes series over the winter. […] READ MORE


England’s Widening Cracks: Perth Talking Points

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When the English team touched down in Australia, the Australian Vice Captain sent out a clear warning to the English camp that they should be prepared for “war”. England Captain Joe Root was in bullish mood during his first Ashes Press Conference, saying, “We’re very confident. We’ve got very good experienced players that have been here […] READ MORE


Brisbane Test: The Talking Points

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The Ashes is the most keenly anticipated series of the international calendar and the first Test in Brisbane lived up to its billing. Both sides showed a lot of grit, application and inexperienced players stepped up to the fore. Australia showed professionalism on the last two days and won the Test by 10 wickets. We […] READ MORE


Australia vs England: What Does Day 4 Hold?

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At the moment the first Ashes Test is finely poised. England’s first innings total of 302 seemed like a par score, but they will be extremely disappointed with their collapse from 246-4. However, a superb unbeaten 141 from Australian captain Steve Smith stole the momentum away from England and gave Australia a handy 26 run-lead […] READ MORE


England’s Bowlers Toil in Final Warm-up Game

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England’s bowlers were left looking impotent in the absence of James Anderson as Cricket Australia XI easily batted out the final day of their warm-up game in Townsville. Only one wicket fell as 18-year-old Jason Sangha and 22-year-old Matthew Short hit maiden first-class centuries to secure a creditable draw. Mason Crane took the only wicket […] READ MORE