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South Africa vs England: Series victory in South Africa a template to follow for Ashes next year, says skipper Joe Root
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South Africa vs England: Series victory in South Africa a template to follow for Ashes next year, says skipper Joe Root

After failing to prise back the Ashes last year, when England drew 2-2 in the five Test series at home, Root said the win in South Africa provided a timely boost.

Ashes 2019: Matthew Wade basks in hard-earned sunshine after coming back from brink of wilderness
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Ashes 2019: Matthew Wade basks in hard-earned sunshine after coming back from brink of wilderness

After repeated rejections and setbacks, Matthew Wade made his chance count with a ton in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. His comeback was built on old-fashioned grit and a single-minded determination to play Test cricket for Australia.

Former captain and legendary Steve Waugh to mentor Australia during the Ashes
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Former captain and legendary Steve Waugh to mentor Australia during the Ashes

Test captain Tim Paine confirmed that Steve Waugh -– the last Australian skipper to win the Ashes in England in 2001 -- would be with the team for the six-week campaign.

Ashes 2017-18, Day 2: Late resistance, early incisions, 10 wickets make for fascinating day at The Gabba
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Ashes 2017-18, Day 2: Late resistance, early incisions, 10 wickets make for fascinating day at The Gabba

The opening two days suggest England’s bowling is better than we suspected and the Australian batting is worse than we thought.

The Ashes Quiz: How much do you know about the greatest rivalry in cricket?
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The Ashes Quiz: How much do you know about the greatest rivalry in cricket?

Take this quiz to find out how well do you know cricket's oldest rivalry.

Ashes 2017: Australia include Cameron Bancroft, but Tim Paine, Shaun Marsh's recall reveals their limited bench strength
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Ashes 2017: Australia include Cameron Bancroft, but Tim Paine, Shaun Marsh's recall reveals their limited bench strength

Paine's rather average first-class record and lack of match time may go against him, while Marsh does not have the numbers to warrant a place in the Australian side.

Ashes 2017-18: England must find a way to silence partisan crowd, says former off-spinner Graeme Swann
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Ashes 2017-18: England must find a way to silence partisan crowd, says former off-spinner Graeme Swann

England are the current Ashes holders but go into the lion's den on the back of two 5-0 whitewashes in their past three tours Down Under, although Swann was a key part of the side that won 3-1 in 2010-11.

Hit Wicket: Ashes Cricket 2013 pulled off Steam, 505 Games offers full refund
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Hit Wicket: Ashes Cricket 2013 pulled off Steam, 505 Games offers full refund

In a rare move, the Ashes Cricket 2013 game has been cancelled, after it had already been released.