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newscricket3 days ago

Ashes 2021 | I'll be fit and ready for the Ashes, affirms Tim Paine

Australia Test captain Tim Paine is confident that he will be ready for the home Ashes series, after having decided to undergo a surgery to fix a bulging disc in his neck. Paine believes that he made the right call to go under the knife, with an aim to prolong his first-class career.
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newscricket7 days ago

Tim Paine to undergo neck surgery ahead of the Ashes

In a bid to fix a pinched nerve in his neck, Tim Paine will go under the knife in Hobart on Tuesday. The 36-year-old is expected to resume light physical activity by the end of September, begin full training in October and be right to play by early November, one month before the start of Ashes.
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newscricket12 days ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Cricket Australia optimistic for fully vaccinated crowds at the Ashes

Cricket Australia chief executive Nick Hockley has stated that the board is hopeful of having fully vaccinated crowds during the Ashes series later this year. CA is also aiming at giving assurances to the ECB and England players of being able to be accompanied by family members on the tour.
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newscricket2 months ago

Would never turn an Ashes opportunity down irrespective of the situation, admits Dom Bess

Despite the chaos surrounding the 2021-22 edition of the Ashes, England off-spinner Dom Bess has admitted that he would never turn the Ashes opportunity down irrespective of the conditions. He also stressed the mental stress and pressure that the English players have to undergo during any series.
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newscricket2 months ago

Josh Inglis will be Australia’s Test wicketkeeper after Tim Paine hangs boot, predicts Shane Warne

Despite Josh Inglis’ having not called up in any Australian squad yet, Shane Warne has predicted the wicketkeeper-batsman would replace Tim Paine in the near future. However, Adam Gilchrist reckoned that it would be a two-way fight between Inglis and Alex Carey in the Test squad for the future.
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newscricket3 months ago

Will keep eye on India-England series for Ashes preparations, affirms Sridharan Sriram

Former Indian player Sridharan Sriram has said that he will keep an eye on the India-England Test series to analyse their opponents’ performance ahead of the Ashes. Sriram also hailed Tim Paine's leadership and recalled on how he regrouped the Australian players and won fans' support back.
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newscricket4 months ago

Stuart Broad claims that Sandpaper Gate would turn ‘interesting’ after David Warner retires 

England's Stuart Broad is of the opinion that new revelations will be made in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal when David Warner hangs up his boots and pens a book. He also empathized with the Aussie players as he reckons it was a tough episode for them, but doesn't see it stretching to the Ashes.
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newscricket4 months ago

Truly believe England are making good strides in the right direction but Ashes remains the pinnacle, points Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root, ahead of a busy 2021 for the Three Lions, has pointed out that he believes that his side are making good progress in the right direction. While stating that, he added that their goal for the year would be claiming the ‘Urn while keeping all the players fit and healthy.
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newscricket6 months ago

Using these Shield games as ideal preparation for home Ashes, reveals Nathan Lyon

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon said that he already has one eye on the Ashes in November and insisted that he is using the ongoing Shield games to gauge the behaviour of left-handed batsmen. On Saturday, Lyon, representing NSW, claimed his second five-wicket haul across the last five innings.
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newscricket8 months ago

Australia not the benchmark anymore, beating India in India is the biggest feat, feels Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann, who was a part of the English side which won in India in 2012, feels that England’s obsession with winning an away Ashes is unhealthy, and believes that the side should strive to instead beat India away. According to Swann, beating India in India is the toughest feat in cricket.
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