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Clarke doubtful for Ashes opener


Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke has admitted he may not be fit for the first Ashes Test against England next month, with his long-standing back problem needing extended treatment and rest.

England confident Monty Panesar's problems behind him

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London: England insisted Monty Panesar's personal problems were behind him as they included the spinner in a 17-man squad for the defence of the Ashes in Australia.
Long a fans' favourite for his she

Ballance 'surprised' by Ashes call-up

LONDON: Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance said Monday he'd been taken aback by his inclusion in England's squad for the forthcoming Ashes tour of Australia but insisted he was prepared for the challeng

England ponders Bresnan fitness as Rankin eyes Ashes

London: England know the bulk of a squad due to be announced tomorrow for a tour of Australia that will see them try to win a fourth straight Ashes series for the first time since the 19th Century.

Bloopers during Ashes vindicate India's stand on DRS: Shastri


Mumbai: Former all-rounder Ravi Shastri feels India's consistent stand against the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) has been vindicated by the spate of wrong decisions during the recent Ash

England players apologize for urinating on pitch


London: England's cricketers have apologized after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated the Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday.
Warne slams English

Brett Lee says Australia need Mitchell Johnson

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Veteran fast bowler Brett Lee said Wednesday Australia must inject the fear factor into their attack and called for Mitchell Johnson to be recalled for the home Ashes series.
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Glenn McGrath says Australia's batting cost it the Ashes


New Delhi: Former Australia pace bowler Glenn McGrath says the current test team's inability to settle on a stable batting lineup has proved to be its downfall in the just completed Ashes series, won

Ashes winners ‘spray’ Oval pitch

Chennai: It seems as though the English cricketers need to be taught propriety. Just days after Monty Panesar urinated on a bouncer, senior members of the victorious England team urinated on the pitc

Ashes finale ends in dramatic draw

London: England and Australia drew the fifth Test as the Ashes series ended in a dramatic draw on the final day at The Oval today.
England, set a target of 227 to win after Australia captain Michae

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