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Seamer Wood out to prove he is England’s speed demon

Seamer Mark Wood insists he possesses the attributes to solve England’s need for pace after being recalled to the red-ball squad for March’s two-Test tour of New Zealand.

Trevor Bayliss to step down as England head coach after 2019 Ashes

Trevor Bayliss will step down as England head coach when his contract expires after the 2019 Ashes.

Malan defends Bairstow over nightwatchman decision

England batsman Dawid Malan defended Jonny Bairstow after the Yorkshireman declined the use of a nightwatchman and proceeded to lose his wicket in the final over of the fifth Ashes Test’s opening day.

Chris Tremlett: I fear another 5-0 if England lose in Perth

Given they are 2-0 down, low on confidence, contending with niggly off-field distractions and set to play at the Waca which history suggests is not a happy hunting ground – I’m not particularly confident about England’s chances in the third Test.

Why England’s Waca record can be overcome

England are without a win at Perth’s Waca Ground since 1978, but there are reasons for hope ahead of the final Ashes Test at the infamous venue.

Cook issues England with warning for third Ashes Test

Former England captain Alastair Cook has told team-mates that they face the most significant match of their careers in the third Ashes Test, which starts in Perth on Thursday.

Bayliss calls for stump mics to be muted amid Ashes sledging

England head coach Trevor Bayliss has called for stump microphones to be turned down so television viewers are not privy to the on-field sledging which has become a pertinent feature of the Ashes.

Stokes fails to live up to billing as England’s Ashes saviour

Suspended all-rounder Ben Stokes failed to live up to billing as England’s Ashes saviour after he struggled with both bat and ball on his return to cricket with Canterbury in New Zealand’s Ford Trophy.

Who has the day-night advantage between England and Australia in Adelaide?

The pink ball is such a new addition to international Test cricket that both England and Australia can both claim the advantage ahead of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

ECB confirms Stokes not travelling to Australia for Ashes

England cricket chiefs have denied that all-rounder Ben Stokes is flying to Australia to join their Ashes squad after he was pictured at Heathrow airport with his cricket bag.


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