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Michael Vaughan says Joe Root should step down as England captain
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Michael Vaughan says Joe Root should step down as England captain

Root's position is under the spotlight after a 1-0 series defeat which came on the back of a woeful 4-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia.

Shane Warne: When Mike Gatting recalled ‘remarkable delivery’ from Australian spin legend
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Shane Warne: When Mike Gatting recalled ‘remarkable delivery’ from Australian spin legend

Warne, making his Ashes debut at Manchester's Old Trafford ground, saw his first ball pitch outside leg-stump and then spin viciously across bemused England batsman Gatting to clip the top of the off-bail.

On this day in 1882: Sydney Cricket Ground hosted its first ever Test; Australia won by 5 wickets
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On this day in 1882: Sydney Cricket Ground hosted its first ever Test; Australia won by 5 wickets

Billy Mudroch hit 49 to help Australia chase down 169 in the fourth innings as the hosts beat England by five wickets in the first-ever Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Cricket is going to look stupid if CA sacks head coach Justin Langer, says Ian Healy
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Cricket is going to look stupid if CA sacks head coach Justin Langer, says Ian Healy

Legendary wicketkeeper Healy feels Cricket Australia will renew head coach Langer's contract because if they sack him after his successful stint, it will make the game look "stupid".

'I think it's fair': Pat Cummins on CA's evaluation before deciding on Justin Langer's contract extension
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'I think it's fair': Pat Cummins on CA's evaluation before deciding on Justin Langer's contract extension

Cummins feels the board is doing the right thing by evaluating head coach's performance before deciding on his contract extension as players too go through the same process

England Cricket Board axe managing director Ashley Giles after Ashes flop
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England Cricket Board axe managing director Ashley Giles after Ashes flop

Giles and Silverwood submitted their report on the Ashes campaign to Strauss, the chairman of the ECB's cricket committee, last week.

'I probably didn't want to play cricket at all': Mitchell Starc looks back at tumultuous phase
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'I probably didn't want to play cricket at all': Mitchell Starc looks back at tumultuous phase

Starc was not taking the number of wickets expected of a pacer of his calibre. He was also leaking plenty of runs on the field and, off it, he was losing his father to cancer

‘No silver bullet’ for domestic cricket, says ECB after demands of complete overhaul following Ashes debacle
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‘No silver bullet’ for domestic cricket, says ECB after demands of complete overhaul following Ashes debacle

ECB CEO Tom Harrison called for a red-ball "reset" to help Joe Root's Test team, who recently slumped to a 4-0 series defeat in Australia

Ashes 2021-22: ECB launches investigation into post-match drinking session involving England skipper Joe Root
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Ashes 2021-22: ECB launches investigation into post-match drinking session involving England skipper Joe Root

"During the early hours of Monday morning, members of the England and Australia men's teams shared a drink in the team areas of the hotel in Hobart," the ECB said.

IPL 2022 auction: Joe Root
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IPL 2022 auction: Joe Root "sacrifices" opportunity to enter mega auction

Last week, Root said he was considering entering the mega auction but added he would look to play in the tournament only if it does not distract him from his Test career.

India-South Test series involved emotion, Ashes lacked it, says Ian Chappell
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India-South Test series involved emotion, Ashes lacked it, says Ian Chappell

"South Africa surprisingly defeated India in an old-fashioned dogfight that included some enthralling cricket. It also involved ample emotion of the sort that has notably been missing from an Ashes contest... ," Chappell wrote in his column for ESPNcricinfo.

LIVE Cricket Score, Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, 5th Test Day 3 at Hobart
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LIVE Cricket Score, Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, 5th Test Day 3 at Hobart

Follow live updates on Day 3 of the fifth and final Ashes Test between Australia and England, taking place at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, on our live blog.

LIVE Score, Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, 5th Test Day 1 at Hobart
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LIVE Score, Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, 5th Test Day 1 at Hobart

Follow live scores and updates of the 5th Test of Ashes 2022 in Hobart

Ashes 2021-22: Usman Khawaja to open for Australia as Marcus Harris dropped for fifth Test
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Ashes 2021-22: Usman Khawaja to open for Australia as Marcus Harris dropped for fifth Test

Cummins announced Khawaja would replace Marcus Harris as David Warner's opening partner with Travis Head slotting back in at number five for the day-night pink-ball match after sitting out the fourth Test in Sydney with Covid.

Ashes 2021-22: Jos Buttler to return home with fractured finger
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Ashes 2021-22: Jos Buttler to return home with fractured finger

England called limited-overs specialist wicketkeeper Sam Billings into the squad as cover.

Ashes 2021-22: England cling on for a draw in dramatic fourth Ashes Test
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Ashes 2021-22: England cling on for a draw in dramatic fourth Ashes Test

At stumps, England finished 270-9 with Broad unbeaten on eight and Anderson not out on zero to give England its best result of the five-match series which Australia leads 3-0.

LIVE Cricket Score, Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, 4th Test Day 5 at Sydney
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LIVE Cricket Score, Ashes 2021-22, Australia vs England, 4th Test Day 5 at Sydney

Follow live scores and updates from Day 5 of the 4th Ashes Test between Australia and England.