The Ashes Fourth Test Preview and Prediction

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It is looking increasingly possible that all five matches of this Ashes series will not be completed. But for now, the Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground is going ahead as England seek to regain some credibility and Australia look to heap further pain on their oldest rivals. As always, we here at Last Word […] READ MORE


What Needs to Be Done to Fix English Test Cricket?

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Boxing Day at the MCG was supposed to be the start of an English fightback. Instead it was all over within seven sessions. Scott Boland had 6/7 and the Ashes over within two weeks. 3-0. Midnight on Tuesday marked the nadir of English Test Cricket. It was the lowest low. Ex-players blaming coaches, captains, systems. […] READ MORE


The Ashes Third Test Preview and Prediction

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If England’s Ashes campaign took a hit after their heavy defeat at the Gabba in Brisbane, they suffered a body blow in Adelaide. The day-night test with the pink ball was pinned as their best chance of getting on the board in Australia, but they were well-beaten at the Adelaide Oval. Now they face the […] READ MORE


The Second Ashes Test Preview and Prediction

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After the Gabba, the two teams have arrived in Adelaide for the Second Ashes Test in very different positions. Australia, unsurprisingly, are full of confidence after a complete display in Brisbane saw them score a comprehensive nine-wicket win. England, in contrast, know there is much they need to improve on, but may yet be quietly […] READ MORE