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Stoneman

Stoneman, Root need to convert along with others

Prior to the start of the series, England evidently had few issues to be addressed in their batting that too in the absence of Ben Stokes. But the young guns did show good intent in the warm-up games and...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 25: 1924-25 A New-Ball Game

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Alastrair Cook

Is Alastair Cook fading?

Only one triple-digit score in his last 26 Test innings. 69 runs in five knocks at 13.80 in the ongoing Ashes. Has Alastair Cook, England’s highest run scorer in the five-day format and the youngest cricketer to play 150...
Malan and Bairstow

The Malan and Bairstow show a huge boost to England

The phrase is so often used that it can be legitimately branded a cricket-cliché. And as a qualified statistician, this writer has little patience for the hackneyed ‘his contribution was much more valuable than the runs he scored.’ Yet, he...
Dawid Malan of England celebrates after reaching his century

Sublime Dawid Malan weathers the storm and slams maiden Test ton

It can only be described as cold-blooded murder. The triumvirate of Australian seamers turned into vampires post the lunch break on day 1 of the third Test at Perth, seeking blood and continually bombarding the England batsmen with short-pitched...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 24: 1920-21 and 1921, The Big Ship

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New-Perth

Debunking the myth of the WACA

"Ricky Ponting and I were just laughing our heads off, because we could have got a single every ball given how far Moin Khan, the wicketkeeper, was standing back” These were the very words of Justin Langer after a rampaging...
Western Australia Cricket Association

One final time at WACA

When Australia and England take their steps into the WACA field on Thursday, that will be for one final time they will lock horns in the Western Australian stadium. Since the English men have only won a single Test...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 23: 1914-1918 The First World War

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Blinders History of The Ashes: Part 22, 1912 and the Triangular Test Tournament

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England need to promote Bairtsow up in batting order

There is no need to beat around the bush. England are in grave trouble Down Under at the moment, being 0-2 down in the Ashes 2017-18. While the holders, England, need to draw the series to retain the Urn,...
Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh version 2.0 – a new dawn?

“Captaincy and leadership are going to be a big part of his re-emergence in international cricket." These were the words of Western Australian coach, Justin Langer after Mitchell Marsh was recalled to the Australian Test squad for the third...
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Blinders History of The Ashes Part 21: 1909 and 1911-12, The Big Six...

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Hungry for more

In Test cricket, a strong batting lineup will fetch runs while a dominating bowling attack will gift wicket and a wicket-taking bowling-attack is mandatory to win a Test match. A team has to pick 20 wickets for a win,...
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Australia’s silent assassin

The stage for a thrilling final day was set at Adelaide with England having an outside chance of squaring the series. After an action-packed fourth day, the Test was evenly poised between both the sides. Test cricket was at...
Joe Root

Joe Root’s ‘Kohli-esque’ innings

When Joe Root was at the crease trying to save the second Ashes Test for England, Virat Kohli, on the other part of the world, had just struck a sixth double century. While a score of 51 of Root's...
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A whitewash does look imminent

It took 17 balls for the bubbles of rosy hope to burst. For one delightful day, England had dared to dream. James Anderson had picked up the only five-wicket haul in the 30 innings he had bowled in Australia. The...
Peter Handscomb

Is the axe looming over Peter Handscomb?

‘Technique is a servant, not the master’. It is often said one just needs to develop a technique that works for him. Having said so, a weakness in one’s technique is also bound to get exposed and exploited. A...
N-Lyon

Nathan Lyon relishing the bitter challenge that England present him

Growing up as a child in New South Wales, Nathan Lyon’s hate-affair with England had reached such crescendos that even when he indulged in a game of cricket with his brother in their backyard, the “team” that would lose...
Chris Woakes of England celebrates taking the wicket of David Warner

Chris Woakes: England’s standout player amidst poor show in Adelaide

Chris Woakes - the member of the England team who has executed every plan that was made around him. The first Test in Brisbane was pathetic in overall for England, but they have taken a few steps toward improvement...

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