Glenn Mcgrath

Jimmy Anderson should keep sledging India

Michael Vaughan The game is weighted in favour of the batsmen, so you cannot blame bowlers and fielders for using any little extra edge to help them take wickets.

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England's cricket demise gets scary

Stuart Broad

Will Brodie England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.

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Kevin Pietersen says England has Ashes hangover

England captain Alastair Cook after his team's loss to Sri Lanka.

Kevin Pietersen has said an "underlying current of unhappiness" within the England side that developed during the Ashes thrashing in Australia played a part in the team's first home Test series...

Patched-up Ryan Harris shows his mettle in Test cauldron

Jesse Hogan Yes, his knee was stuffed. Yes, he was bowling worse than at any stage of his late-blooming international career.

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The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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Ashes, South Africa ... now for the world

David Warner smashes a four.

Dean Jones It won't be easy but Australia can win its first world Twenty20 crown.

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

The Tonk

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Ashes 2013: Talk of Aussie whitewash begins to hold serious water

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett Glenn McGrath's perennial prediction of an Ashes whitewash is all of a sudden holding water.

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Gilchrist to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Adam Gilchrist.

Hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman will become 19th Australian to be honoured.

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Clarke plays down talk of whitewash

Mitchell Johnson and Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Glenn McGrath's prediction of Ashes whitewash suddenly holding water.

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England not scared of Mitchell Johnson: Swann

Graeme Swann.

Chloe Saltau Embattled spinner Graeme Swann is adamant England is not scared of the rampant Australian fast bowler.

Border wary of hungry England striking back

Allan Border

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that’s the message from former Australian captain Allan Border as a desperate England aims to hang on to the Ashes.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson wants same XI for Perth Test

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE WAS CREATED WITH DIGITAL FILTERS)  Mitchell Johnson of Australia after winning the Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Don't change a thing. That is the message from Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson as Australia prepare to field the same line-up in three consecutive Tests for the first time in seven years.

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Ashes 2013: Merv Hughes backs Mitchell Johnson to take 300 Test wickets

Merv Hughes

Andrew Wu Merv Hughes, one of the selectors who gave Mitchell Johnson his international debut, is urging the panel not to overtax the star left-armer in the fear it could lead to a premature end of his golden...

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It's back to the days of Border

Australian cricket captain Allan Border and Shane Warne during training at the SCG, 22 Jan 1994.

Derek Pringle This is a highly motivated Australian side much stronger in bowling than batting.

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Allan Border, Dean Jones in Canberra for MS

Allan Border


Cricket Super Star

Lee Gaskin A host of Australian cricketing greats will be in Canberra for two days raising awareness for multiple sclerosis.

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Ashes 2013: Another ton for Michael Clarke, but urn is main focus

Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat nor time difference. A year ago it was the site of Ricky Ponting's retirement bombshell, and subsequently his final Test.

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Michael Clarke set to mark 100th Test in Perth

Australia captain Michael Clarke

Chris Barrett There is something about Perth, and not just the searing heat and time difference.

Chris Barrett and Jesse Hogan

Perth furnace not as hot as some

The Tonk

The Tonk In the vernacular of the Big Bash League they call the WACA Ground, where the Perth Scorchers play, ''the furnace''. And they're not wrong.

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Friends, foes paint portrait of an artist coming of age

On target: Mitchell Johnson.

Jesse Hogan England was not prepared for paucity of loose deliveries from Mitch Johnson.