The Ashes

Team Infographic

Blinders Ashes Infographic: Team Stats

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James Vince makes a huge statement in style, at No. 3

"Cooky alluded to it before we came out, that an Ashes series is bigger than any other, if you come here and do well, it can kick-start your career," seven-Test-old James Vince said before the start of the...
Mark Steoneman

Mark Stoneman imbibes the spirit of Cook on tough first day

Mark Stoneman took the guard in his own, unique manner to face what would be the seventh ball of the 2017-18 Ashes and the first ball of his Ashes career. Mitchell Starc had delivered a seamingly harmless over to...
Vince England

Vince’s runout the crucial moment, but England will count positives

Vince and Stoneman's resolve Timing the ball beautifully can sometimes be counterproductive. James Vince, 212 runs in his 7 Tests, a highest of 42, an average of 19.27 going into the Test, walks into the Gabba at No 3 for England. As...
Strip 17 - 1901-02

Blinders: History of The Ashes Part 17, Barnes and Noble

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England’s one-dimensional batting

Australia should exploit England’s one-dimensional batting

With the most awaited encounter just a few hours away, the anticipation of the Ashes has rocketed to the sky. A lot has been spoken about Australia’s dominant and intimidating pace attack and the kind of upper-hand they have...
Micheal Slater

Michael Slater and a welcome England would never forget

The intimidation of the Gabba is well known. An Aboriginal word for “fighting are”, the Gabba has long been Australia's fortress. They haven't lost a Test at the stadium since 1988 when they succumbed to the might of the...
Hutton's Record Innings

Ashes: Top 3 individual scores in the historic series

Over a decade has passed since Australia and England locked horns in a Test in 1882. Since then, they have played 325 Tests against each other and a total of 69 Ashes series. Although the series was given the...
Australia's Shaun Marsh plays a shot

Is Shaun Marsh’s selection justified?

The Australia selectors created a stir in the fraternity and on the social media when they made some shocking selections for the iconic Ashes. The most debated inclusion in the 16-man squad was that of Tim Paine and Shaun...
Bowling Infographic

Blinders: Ashes Infographic Bowling

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Chadd Sayers of the Redbacks bowls during the Sheffield Shield final between Victoria and South Australia

Chadd Sayers hoping of dream debut in front of home crowd

Even before the Australian squad for declared for the first two Ashes Tests, too much of information was leaked that led to hullabaloo before the actual announcement. Two players who have received the maximum attention are Tim Paine, for...
Historic Ashes

Ashes: Top 3 centurions of the historic series

The Ashes has been the zone that produced some scintillating innings, valiant knocks and mind-boggling resistance. It has a reputation for scripting numerous records and creating heroes. The iconic battle between Australia and England have been a powerhouse and...

Blinders: History of The Ashes Part 16,1899 – WG signs off

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Shane Warne

Ashes: Top 3 wicket-takers of the historic series

Several magnificent bowlers, audacious spells of bowling and absolutely unplayable balls have been a regular affair when Australia and England lock horns for the historical Ashes series. Several bowlers, modern day and yesteryear greats have had fans on the...

Woakes steps up in Stokes’ absence

So far, The Ashes has been encircled mainly by two talks – England’s romance with injuries and Australia having an upper-hand going into the series. It has almost been a nightmare for the English side after missing out few...
Batting infographic

Blinders: Ashes Infographic Batting

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David Warner

David Warner is the perfect role model for what a change does to you

With Ashes 2017-18 less than 10 days away, the atmosphere is pumping in both the dressing rooms. The players are  ready to begin the battle as quickly as possible and the hype of 'war', 'hatred' and verbal banters that...

England’s bowling can expose the chinks in Australia’s batting lineup

Nine - The countdown begins. That’s the number of days remaining for the biggest Test battle in cricket history. Many have already predicted this Ashes to be a complete whitewash in the favour of Australia. England have been extremely...
Ashes 15.1 Sepia

Blinders: History of The Ashes Part 15, 1897-98 Stoddy’s Sad Swansong

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Craig Overton

Uncapped Craig Overton looks to overtake Jake Ball for Gabba Test

When Ben Stokes didn't sit on the plane to Australia for the Ashes, that itself was considered a small victory for Australia. With the passing days on the island, situation for the English side has been getting worse with...


Dani Alves was an idol of mine: Emerson

Brazil have never been shy of producing attacking flying full-backs with the ability to secure the defence as well. Emerson is the new edition to the long list of Brazilian full-backs. After spending a successful season with Real Betis, the time has come for him to join the Barca brigade and carry the legacy of Dani Alves.

Lille deny PSG again