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England’s James Vince: Australia comments inspired me to prove them wrong

James Vince credited Australia's pre-match barbs for his impressive knock of 83 as England finished 196 for four on the opening day of the Ashes in Brisbane.

Chris Tremlett’s player by player guide to Ashes XIs

Australia’s vice-captain and a vastly experienced opener who likes to bully bowlers and set the tone for his side with the bat In for the dropped Renshaw.

Seamer Ball declares himself fit for England’s Ashes opener

England seamer Jake Ball insists he is itching to gun down Australia’s batsmen after declaring himself fully fit for his side’s opening Ashes Test in Brisbane, which starts on Thursday.

We’re ready to exploit England’s flaws, says Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann insists his side have seen chinks within England’s armour that they are confident of exploiting when the first Ashes Test in Brisbane gets underway on Thursday.

Stoneman happy with Ashes form after landmark century

England opener Mark Stoneman declared himself pleased with his form after hitting the first century of the tourists’ pre-Ashes warm-up schedule on Thursday.

Chris Tremlett: Woakes is vital to England’s Ashes bid

He claimed six wickets in the final tour match against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville and I believe Chris Woakes is England’s most important bowler with the potential to be their standout seamer during the Ashes.

I’m ready to fill the boots of Stokes, insists Woakes

All-rounder Chris Woakes insists he has the firepower to fill the boots of the missing Ben Stokes after taking six wickets in England’s final Ashes tour match against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.

England too wise for Australia’s verbal assault, says Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root insists his side will not fall victim to the intimidatory tactics of Australia as preparations for their Ashes bid continue with this week’s final warm-up clash.

England don’t deserve Ashes underdog tag, says Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes the tourists do not deserve to labelled underdogs despite a troubled build-up to their Ashes defence, which begins later this month.

Jake Ball will be fit for first Ashes Test, says Bayliss

England have received a boost to their Ashes preparations after coach Trevor Baylis revealed that fast-bowler Jake Ball is likely to be available for the first Test on 23 November.


T20 Global League announces final team squads

[South Africa], Aug 28 (ANI): In a defining moment for South Africa's inaugural edition of T20 Global League, the Main Player Draft was held in Cape Townon Sunday, with 32 international players and 96 local players picked by the various franchises.