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England's cricket demise gets scary

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...

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Mitchell Johnson tells how he conquered England and his demons

Mitchell Johnson

MITCHELL Johnson walks into the Kim Hughes room at the WACA Ground offering an ice-cold bottle of mineral water, an act of kindness on a blisteringly hot Perth day at odds with his dealings with...

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Moises Henriques not the right choice for South African tour

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Dean Jones Australia’s selectors have done a good job this summer. Scheduling by Cricket Australia was good and the preparation for the players to nail England early was well planned and executed.

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World Cup at the heart of cricket's past - and future

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Malcolm Knox World Cups make history. Every World Cup win has resonated far beyond the tournament itself.

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Cups a link to the past and beacon of hope for future

Malcolm Knox World cups make history. Every World Cup win has resonated far beyond the tournament itself.

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South African captain Graeme Smith is a tower of strength at the top of the order

Graeme Smith.

Jesse Hogan While the South African captain, Graeme Smith did not endear himself to some in the old guard, Mike Hussey says he subsequently earned the Australians' respect.

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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Hard work gives Bird another shot at Ashes

HOVE, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Jackson Bird of Australia makes his way back to his mark during the tour match between Sussex and Australia at County Ground on July 27, 2013 in Hove, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Flown home from India in March with stress fractures in his back, Jackson Bird thought the Ashes series would be a write-off for him.

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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


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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.

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Perth furnace not as hot as some

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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.

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Live: Day five, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

Third Test.

Rohan Connolly Join Rohan Connolly for all the day five action from the third Ashes Test in Perth.

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