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Englishman Saqib Mahmood focused on Big Bash not Boxing Day Test

James Buckley
By James Buckley
Updated December 23 2021 - 4:19am, first published 1:44am
English paceman Saqib Mahmood claimed four wickets in a dream Sydney Thunder debut on Sunday. Picture: Getty

The potential answer to England's Ashes woes is preparing for his first Sydney Smash on Boxing Day, almost 900km removed from the MCG where Australia is poised to retain the precious urn.

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James Buckley

James Buckley

Sports Editor

James is a Queanbeyan boy enjoying his second stint at the Canberra Times, more than eight years on from his first. In between he's traveled the world, and spent time covering sport in Sydney.

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