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  • Ashes to Ashes, England brace for familiar WACA ordeal

    PERTH: Two-nil down and with a harried captain insisting his team was neither dead nor buried, there was an unnerving sense of deja vu at the WACA Ground as England made their final preparations on the eve of the third Ashes Test on Wednesday...

    He has also echoed Cook’s words from the last tour, insisting his side can defy 80 years of history and join Don Bradman’s Australia as the only team to come back from 2-0 down to win an Ashes...

  • England considers Pakistan series tougher than Ashes: Farbrace

    SHARJAH: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace vowed Wednesday that England has laid to rest the memories of their rout at Pakistan's hands in 2012 ahead of a Test series starting later this month...

    Pakistan are set to use spin as the main weapon on the dusty UAE wickets, just as they did in 2012 when Saeed Ajmal took 24 wickets and left-armer Abdul Rehman 19...

  • Bancroft, Burns back as Ashes flops axed for Pakistan Tests

    Cameron Bancroft and Joe Burns got the nod on Thursday for Australia's Test squad to face Pakistan, with Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris axed after flopping during the Ashes series against England...

    But he made the most of his opportunity, top-scoring with 49 in their first innings total of 122 all out to put himself in the reckoning after failing to make an impact in the Ashes on his return to Test cricket after a ball-tampering...

  • England must move on from Ashes obsession: Strauss

    MANCHESTER: England needs to move on from its Ashes obsession and start to focus on new goals like improving its “consistently woeful” record in the one-day game, English cricket chief Andrew Strauss said on Monday...

    “We probably define our sense of worth too much by winning and losing Ashes series,” said Strauss, who was hired as England’s director of cricket in May...

  • England's Anderson out of fourth Ashes Test

    BIRMINGHAM: England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston and next week's fourth Test at Trent Bridge, it was announced Friday...

    “England bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of remainder of the current Investec Ashes Test with a side strain,” the statement said...

  • Bell steers England to Ashes series lead over Australia

    Victory, achieved with more than two days to spare, saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match Ashes series...

    AMAZING GAMEJames Anderson, England’s all-time most successful Test bowler but wicketless at Lord’s, led the way with an Ashes-best six for 47 as Australia were dismissed for just 136 in their first innings...

  • Stokes included in England's Ashes squad despite broken hand

    Ben Stokes was included in England's 16-man squad for the Ashes tour of Australia announced on Wednesday despite breaking his hand in the incident that led to his recent arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm...

    Durham all-rounder Stokes was dropped for Wednesday's fourth one-day international against West Indies at The Oval ? the venue for the Ashes squad announcement ? after being arrested early on Monday in Bristol... ...

  • England can’t win Ashes without Stokes: Waugh

    SYDNEY: Test great Steve Waugh says England can’t win the Ashes without Ben Stokes and the bad boy all-rounder would have been dumped immediately if he was Australian...

    He was included in their Ashes squad but the England and Wales Cricket Board last week said he would not travel with the rest of the players when they leave on Oct 28...

  • England fight back after Cook's wicket in Ashes Test

    England fought back after losing the early wicket of Alastair Cook on the opening morning of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday...

    It continued an uncertain start to the Ashes tour for the Cook, who has just one half-century in five innings so far...

  • Root ready for Ashes without Stokes

    LONDON: England captain Joe Root said on Friday his side were prepared to be without star all-rounder Ben Stokes for the whole of their upcoming Ashes tour of Australia...

    Ashes-holders England have yet to name a replacement vice-captain but Root said there was no need to rush that decision...

  • England set to lose Ashes, with or without Stokes: Blewett

    ADELAIDE: An Ashes series shorn of Ben Stokes would be a great shame for cricket but England are heading for defeat with or without the troubled all-rounder, former Australia batsman Greg Blewett has said...

    Stokes was initially named in the 16-man squad for the Ashes tour starting in November but the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rowed back on the decision a day later...

  • Australia recall wicket-keeper Paine in Ashes surprise

    SYDNEY: Spurned by his own state, wicketkeeper Tim Paine considered retirement before winning a surprising recall to Australia’s squad for the first two Ashes Tests against England...

    The first Ashes Test is in Brisbane next week, with the second — a day-night match — in Adelaide from December 2...

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