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Ashes 2021 | Happy to get on a plane to Australia for Ashes, asserts Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad has stated he is hopeful of taking part in the Ashes in Australia, which is scheduled to begin on December 8. The 35-year-old further added that the English players are expecting the bio-bubble system in the Ashes to be less restrictive than England’s tour of India earlier this year.
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newscricket4 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

Chose T20 World Cup and Ashes over IPL due to time constraints, reveals Chris Woakes

After pulling out from the second leg of IPL 2021 in the UAE, Chris Woakes has stated that he chose T20 World Cup 2021 and Ashes series over the cash-rich league due to the tight schedules. Woakes, who plays for Delhi Capitals, clinched five wickets from three matches in the first half of IPL 2021.
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newscricket8 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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newscricket13 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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newscricket24 days ago

Reports | England face mass withdrawal before Ashes series in Australia due to hard quarantine rules

Ahead of the Ashes series, which is scheduled to begin from December 2021, few England players are considering pulling out of the series due to strict quarantine rules. Cricket Australia (CA) has not yet made an agreement over travel and quarantine facilities for the families of the English players.
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newscricketa month ago

Injured Jofra Archer aiming for international cricket return with England's West Indies tour in March 2022

Jofra Archer, who has been ruled out of the 2021 season due to another stress fracture injury, is aiming to return to action with England's three-Test series against West Indies in March next year. Archer has been ruled out of the current Test series against India, T20 World Cup, and the Ashes.
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newscricketa month ago

England's Jos Buttler unsure about his participation in the Ashes

Senior English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is not sure whether he would participate in the end-of-year Ashes tour or not, owing to the various COVID restrictions Down Under. He stated that he and his family have already sacrificed a lot for cricket, and now he's open to saying 'no' if needed.
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newscricketa month ago

England can’t win the Ashes in Australia without Jofra Archer, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has stated that England stand no chance of winning the Ashes series Down Under later this year without the services of paceman Jofra Archer, who has been sidelined with shoulder injury. The former Australia captain also hoped for an improved performance from the hosts.
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newscricketa month ago

Recurring injury concerns could be fatal for Jofra Archer’s Test career, fears Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has voiced his fears that injuries could put Jofra Archer’s Test career in jeopardy after the pacer was ruled out of all cricket for the rest of the year due to a stress fracture in his right elbow. Michael Atherton, Alastair Cook, and James Anderson, too, expressed their concerns.
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