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Stats: Interesting facts and numbers from Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test
Stats: Interesting facts and numbers from Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test

Australia were bowled out for 136 in the first innings The third Test of the Investec Ashes series between hosts England and Australia started today at Edgbaston. England won the first Test comfortably at Cardiff before Australia bounced back by winning the Lords Test by mammoth 405 runs. Well, it was England’s turn to shine in the 3rd Test and they have started it well. Michael Clarke won the toss and surprisingly chose to bat on th

Jul 30 2015
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session

Joe Root and Stuart Broad – the prank and the chase that followed The Australia team consider young batsman Joe Root as the one man in the England XI who they must keep a close watch on, but it now appears that his England team-mates cannot have any let-up in concentration when he is around either. The whole of England are currently looking towards Joe Root to launch an Ashes counter-attack, after having lost their 1-0 advantage

Jul 28 2015
The Investec Ashes: Birmingham test preview
The Investec Ashes: Birmingham test preview

England skipper Alastair Cook addresses the media before the 3rd test match at Birmingham Birmingham, July 28 (IANS) Following a 10-day gap during which Australia played a cricket practice game and England effected changes to their side, the Ashes is set to see the two traditional rivals again lock horns for the third Test at Edgbaston, starting on Wednesday. The series is presently level at 1-1 with the visitors dominating the

Jul 28 2015
Spotlight back on England as Australia look to surge ahead
Spotlight back on England as Australia look to surge ahead

Rogers is expected to play The 2015 edition of the Ashes returns to Edgbaston in Birmingham, which was the venue of the fabled “Greatest Test Ever”, in 2005, which England won in thrilling fashion by just two runs, and also the equally celebrated 1981 Test, in which Ian Botham inspired England to victory. Edgbaston last hosted an Ashes Test in 2009 - the game was heavily curtailed by rain and ended in a damp draw. The series sta

Jul 28 2015
Is the 3rd Ashes Test the most important ever in Ian Bell's career?
Is the 3rd Ashes Test the most important ever in Ian Bell's career?

Bell would look to make the best of his last opportunity There is no doubt that the English dressing room is as calm as it could have ever been when Ian Bell is batting with the solidity in Test matches that he is renowned for. With his ease and grace, he makes batting look so easy. But, cricket is a funny game as we all know. The hero of the 2013 Ashes series, who piled up a mammoth 562 runs at an average of 62.44 with three hundreds

Last ring for Ian Bell in third Test, feels Boycott
Last ring for Ian Bell in third Test, feels Boycott

Ian Bell bats during the 2nd Ashes Test Birmingham, July 22: England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott believes it could be the end of senior batsman Ian Bell's career if the right-hander does not deliver in the third Ashes Test starting here from July 29. Bell is one of the senior players and has played 112 Test matches, scoring 22 centuries at an average of 43.18. However, the 33-year-old has had a tough time off late scoring just

Jul 22 2015
Broad back to his best: England skipper Cook
Broad back to his best: England skipper Cook

Broad was amongst the wickets in the first Test Cardiff, July 12 (IANS) Although he did not single out anyone after his side crushed Australia in the first Ashes Test, England Test captain Alastair Cook on Sunday said pacer Stuart Broad is back to his best. Defending 412 runs, Broad did the bulk of the damage as the tourists were defeated by 169 runs late on Day Four here on Saturday. Broad picked up five wickets in the match with three cru

Jul 12 2015
Australia face an uphill task as England set a target of 412
Australia face an uphill task as England set a target of 412

Ian Bell made 60 before getting bowled by Mitchell Starc Australia will have to chase an Ashes record tomorrow in order to take a lead in the series as England ended day 3 on a strong note. After dismissing Australia for just 308 in the first innings, the English batsmen led by fifties from the bat of Ian Bell and Joe Root helped the team post 289 as the day came to a close.  The Aussies had a disastrous start to the day as they lost S

Jul 10 2015
Ashes 2015: We didn't start the fire and other great advertisements
Ashes 2015: We didn't start the fire and other great advertisements

Fight for the urn If you are among those who have been waiting for the next edition of Ashes since January 2014, now is the time to rejoice. The wait is over. Australia have travelled to England to play a five-Test match series and serious entertainment is definitely in store! Will Mitchell Johnson run through the English batting order again? Or will Alastair Cook make the Australian bowlers suffers by scoring a ‘daddy

Jul 8 2015
Alastair Cook challenges pacer Mitchell Johnson to repeat Ashes heroics
Alastair Cook challenges pacer Mitchell Johnson to repeat Ashes heroics

Alastair Cook Cardiff, July 7: England captain Alastair Cook on Tuesday challenged Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to repeat his heroics of the 2013-14 Ashes and compared his wave of destruction during the previous edition's whitewash as a rare vein of form that was not dissimilar to his own batting dominance in Australia three years earlier. "Mitchell (Johnson) had the series of a lifetime, pretty similar to what happened

Jul 7 2015
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match
10 iconic ODI partnerships which changed the course of the match

Cricket, though popularly known for the heroics of individual performances, is ultimately a team game and partnerships, although a hidden and relatively unknown criterion, have a deep impact over the game. Partnerships are very crucial in cricket and form the backbone for a high intensity and competitive match. They not only provide a firm and strong base for the batting side but they also play an immensely important role in helping a team

Jul 6 2015
Trevor Bayliss to empower England with positivity and aggressiveness
Trevor Bayliss to empower England with positivity and aggressiveness

Bayliss during his first press conference as England coach England coach, Trevor Bayliss, promises that his team will "fight fire with fire" in the upcoming Investec Ashes series this summer. In his first press conference, Bayliss suggested that the team hadn’t been doing as well as the rest of the world in the past few years, but he promised that the spirit shown in the recent series against New Zealand will be kep

Jul 3 2015
Matt Henry: The potential spearhead of New Zealand's bowling attack
Matt Henry: The potential spearhead of New Zealand's bowling attack

Matt Henry could be the next big thing Matthew James Henry or Matt Henry as he is fondly called, is a name which has slowly started to ring around in the cricketing circles. The New Zealand seamer who made his international debut in 2014 against India, has attracted a lot of fans with his consistent pace and accuracy. New Zealand has an exciting crop of young seamers in their squad and this man top’s the list.  Domest

Jun 24 2015
McGrath backs Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes
McGrath backs Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes

Hazlewood has been in great touch Sydney, June 18 (IANS) Australia legend Glenn McGrath on Thursday nominated a pair of young guns he expects to shine at the upcoming Ashes which is set to begin from July 8, namely pacer Josh Hazlewood and England batsman Joe Root. McGrath believes the 24-year-old Hazlewood can deliver with the ball if given the opportunity from the first Test in Cardiff. Hazlewood has played five Tests, collecting 25 wick

Jun 18 2015
I would drop Ian Bell for Kevin Pietersen for Ashes: Geoffrey Boycott
I would drop Ian Bell for Kevin Pietersen for Ashes: Geoffrey Boycott

Kevin Pietersen last played for England in 2014 Geoffrey Boycott has commented saying that England cricket team should consider Kevin Pietersen (KP) in place of out of form Ian Bell for the coming Ashes' season. The former England captain added saying that Bell's poor run has dented his confidence. The Ashes 2015 will be played in England and is all set to begin on July 8. The England cricket board's new director Andrew Strauss

Jun 12 2015
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