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Old November 16, 2017, 07:12 PM
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Old November 20, 2017, 06:40 PM
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SQUADS

Australia Test squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers.

England Test squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson (vc), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes.
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Old November 20, 2017, 06:42 PM
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Stokes breaks silence to target Hayden

Hayden:"I look down half of the list and I honestly don't even know who half of these guys are."

Stokes replies with: "Hayden says he doesn't know who half our squad is … only 2 from the quad haven't played at International level," Stokes wrote, questioning Hayden's standing as a cricket commentator.
http://www.cricket.com.au/news/ben-s...est/2017-11-21
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Old November 20, 2017, 06:48 PM
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A rare photo of the Ashes in the 1920s:


Herbert Sutcliffe sweeps Arthur Mailey during the first Ashes Test in Sydney, 1924.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ashes
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Old November 20, 2017, 06:50 PM
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SQUADS

Australia Test squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers.

England Test squad: Joe Root (c), James Anderson (vc), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Chris Woakes.
Guys like Khawaja, S Marsh, and Ballance should be shown as examples to our selectors not to write off a player permanently because he had been dropped from the national team few times in past. A player keep going in and out of the national team does not mean he is not progressing.
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Old November 20, 2017, 06:51 PM
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^^ Marsh is probably the luckiest of them, they guy has been dropped and recalled more than 10 times.
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Old November 20, 2017, 07:58 PM
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More Ashes Tidbits from Wikipedia:

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Who is Ben Foakes?
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Old November 20, 2017, 08:36 PM
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Who is Ben Foakes?
A wicketkeeper


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Old November 20, 2017, 08:38 PM
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^^ Keeper batsman. I heard his name first before England toured us last year. Out there as an understudy of Bairstow I guess?

Can't blame Hayden for not knowing many of those names.
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Old November 22, 2017, 06:49 PM
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England have won the toss and they are going to bat first.
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Old November 22, 2017, 06:54 PM
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These dudes have nothing else to do:

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Nicholas: "Ah, the life of a househusband. My wife is at work, the boys are at school, the cats are asleep and it's just me and the cricket on the telly. Go the Aussies!"
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Old November 22, 2017, 07:01 PM
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Australia 1 Cameron Bancroft, 2 David Warner, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Pete Handscomb, 6 Shaun Marsh, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood

England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Mark Stoneman, 3 James Vince, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Dawid Malan, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Jake Ball, 10 Stuart Broad 11 James Anderson
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Old November 22, 2017, 07:19 PM
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One down very early

Starc takes care of the Cook
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Old November 22, 2017, 07:33 PM
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I'm sorry, but there's just too many Ashes series that I've literally lost count now.
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Old November 22, 2017, 08:28 PM
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England looking impressive so far.

I made a wager in CricketWeb Forum that 3 wickets will be down before lunch,. Come on Aussies!!!
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Old November 22, 2017, 08:39 PM
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Stoneman and Vince handling the great Starc with utmost respect and charm so far.
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Old November 23, 2017, 12:28 AM
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The partnership is growing. Already 110
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Old November 23, 2017, 12:29 AM
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Aussie bowling looks hapless; they should pray that Starc doesn't get injured midway through this series.
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Back from work. Great start from England. Dinrat bondhu kobor ase aussie der haha
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Only 1 wicket will be enough for the stack of cards(English top-order) to implode.
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Aussie bowling looks hapless; they should pray that Starc doesn't get injured midway through this series.
Smith was like, this bowling attack reminds him of the 2013-2014 ashes attack.

Hahaha, good joke!
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Without any bias. England are favourites to win this Ashes. Englands Ashes to lose imo
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Without any bias. England are favourites to win this Ashes. Englands Ashes to lose imo
No, Australia are impenetrable at home. We have not lost a match at the GABBA in the last 28 years.
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Nice shot from root.
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