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Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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Brett Lee backs Jackson Bird against England

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Jackson Bird of the Stars celebrates the dismissal of Ben Rohrer of the Renegades during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Melbourne Stars at Etihad Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Fast bowling great Brett Lee has backed Jackson Bird to continue England's miserable summer and use the Prime Minister's XI game as a stepping stone back to the national side.

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McDermott boys to take on England

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Brothers Ben and Alister McDermott who will both play in the PM's XI team.
Filed: Monday, 13 January 2014 4:34:56 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Lee Gaskin Alister and Ben McDermott now have at least one thing in common - selection in the Prime Minister's XI team.

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Bopara gives England hope at long last

Gone: Brett Lee appeals for Joe Root's dismissal.

Lee Gaskin Tourists finally have something to smile about: a win against the PM's XI.

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: Allan Border warns of England fightback in Perth

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 09: Alastair Cook of England looks on after a press conference at the end of day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Beware the wounded Lion - that's the message from former Australian captain Allan Border.

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England overcome disastrous start to crush PM's XI

English captain Alastair Cook celebrates with James Tredwell.

Lee Gaskin Finally, there is something for England to smile about with a comprehensive win against the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval.

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Big Bash League final may become permanent fixture in Canberra

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Lee Gaskin The door remains open for the Big Bash League final to become a permanent fixture in Canberra.

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Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.

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Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.

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ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell chasing World Cup glory with Southern Stars

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Lee Gaskin ACT Meteors fast bowler Rene Farrell is relishing the pressure of bowling the final over for Australia.

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Mike Hussey puts hand up for Sydney Thunder in Big Bash League

Mike Hussey, Stephen Parker.

Lee Gaskin Mike Hussey confident he can regain his superb best in the Big Bash League this summer.

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ACT Meteors fail to recover from top-order collapse against Qld Fire

Lee Gaskin The ACT Meteors will need an improved performance from their top order after going down to the Queensland Fire on Friday.

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Big Bash: ACT's home-grown talent to makes its mark

Ryan Carters.

Lee Gaskin Introducing the Canberra XI set to light-up the Big Bash League.

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Big Bash success keeps PM's XI match off air

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin The success of the Big Bash League has unwittingly played a part in Canberra's most important cricket fixture being left off television.

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Cricket: Primie Minister's XI newcomer keen to bury reeling English

Sport. from left Local cricketers Michael Spaseski and Shane Devoy at Manuka Oval, they both have been selected for the PM's XI with Shane being selected as 12th man.  8 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Lee Gaskin Michael Spaseski usually spends his days getting his hands dirty working for his family's landscaping business.

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PM's XI side revealed: Hodge, Lee and Bird head to Manuka

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01:  Brad Hodge of the Stars celebrates reaching 50 runs during the Big Bash League match between Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Stars at ANZ Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Lee Gaskin Brad Hodge will get a chance to press his claims for the Twenty20 World Cup after being selected in the PM's XI team to take on England at Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

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ACT Meteors pace bowler Rene Farrell in line for a recall to Australian Ashes side

Lee Gaskin She's fitter, stronger and in better shape than when she took a hat-trick for Australia two years ago.

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Inspired by Mitch Johnson, Ashes in sights again for Rene Farrell

Lee Gaskin Mitchell Johnson's Ashes revival is an inspiration for recalled bowler Rene Farrell to do the same for the Australian women's team.

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Keep PM's XI at 50 overs: Maher

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Cricket stars (l-r) Ashley Noffke, Jimmy Maher, Michael Dighton, brendan drew, Peter Sleep and Murray Goodwin in canberra to impart their knowledge on to ACT junior cricketers.
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10 January 2014
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Former Australian one-day international batsman Jimmy Maher believes the Prime Minister's XI match should stay at 50 overs and not switch to the Twenty20 format.

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Manuka Oval's new amenities aimed at putting it up with the best grounds

Brett Lee and Prime Minister Tony Abbott during the launch of the Prime Minister's XI at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Lee Gaskin The ACT government is confident the $9 million makeover of Manuka Oval will ensure an improved experience for the 12,500 spectators at the Prime Minister's XI day-night match against England on...