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New Zealand vs England: Confident from Ashes stint, Joe Denly eyes first Test century in upcoming series
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New Zealand vs England: Confident from Ashes stint, Joe Denly eyes first Test century in upcoming series

Ahead of the first Test against New Zealand, England batsman Joe Denly said playing in the Ashes gave him confidence and added that he is aiming to smash his first century in the longest format of the game.

New Zealand vs England: Ben Stokes calls role of captain 'burdensome', says he has no desire for captaincy
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New Zealand vs England: Ben Stokes calls role of captain 'burdensome', says he has no desire for captaincy

While he doesn't like the idea of being a captain, Stokes would welcome a coaching role when he eventually retires

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon to join Hampshire for next season's County Championship
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Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon to join Hampshire for next season's County Championship

Lyon is the latest Australian to sign with an English county for the 2020 season, with Travis Head joining Sussex, Cameron Bancroft at Durham and Peter Siddle returning to Essex

Australian pacer Peter Siddle says he still has the hunger to 'pull on that Baggy Green' despite intense competition in Test side
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Australian pacer Peter Siddle says he still has the hunger to 'pull on that Baggy Green' despite intense competition in Test side

Australian bowler Peter Siddle, who was out of action following a hip injury, is upbeat and wants to don the white jersey for the Kangaroos again.

Australia vs Pakistan: Alex Carey to lead A side; batting spots up for grabs before hosts take on visitors in two-match Test series
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Australia vs Pakistan: Alex Carey to lead A side; batting spots up for grabs before hosts take on visitors in two-match Test series

Australian selectors on Tuesday flagged a number of batting spots still up for grabs in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan, with an A-side promising a run-off among a number of contenders.

Australia skipper Tim Paine fully supportive of Steve Smith's return to captaincy
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Australia skipper Tim Paine fully supportive of Steve Smith's return to captaincy

Australian captain Tim Paine has addressed speculation over whether Steve Smith will again lead the team once a ban ends in March, saying he would be fully supportive if it happens "one day".

English cricket authorities should build on World Cup legacy to encourage participation from youngsters, says pacer Jofra Archer
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English cricket authorities should build on World Cup legacy to encourage participation from youngsters, says pacer Jofra Archer

English cricket authorities must make the most of the thrilling World Cup triumph in July to encourage youngsters to take up the sport over the long term, according to England pace bowling star Jofra Archer.

Australia's Mitchell Marsh injures bowling hand after punching dressing room wall during Sheffield Shield match
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Australia's Mitchell Marsh injures bowling hand after punching dressing room wall during Sheffield Shield match

Australian Mitchell Marsh was nervously waiting on Monday to see how badly he has hurt his bowling hand after punching a dressing room wall in frustration during a weekend Sheffield Shield game.

Newly appointed England cricket coach Chris Silverwood targets Ashes success in two years under Joe Root
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Newly appointed England cricket coach Chris Silverwood targets Ashes success in two years under Joe Root

England won the 50-over World Cup in July for the first time but failed to wrest back the Ashes from Australia, who retained the urn after a 2-2 draw. Their next Test tour of Australia is in 2021-22.

Steve Smith, David Warner to represent New South Wales in Sheffield Sheild
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Steve Smith, David Warner to represent New South Wales in Sheffield Sheild

Australia batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner will play their first domestic Sheffield Shield matches in almost two years when they turn out on Thursday for New South Wales against Queensland.

England speedster Jofra Archer earns central contract for Test, limited-overs cricket after stellar home season
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England speedster Jofra Archer earns central contract for Test, limited-overs cricket after stellar home season

The Barbados-born Archer, who only became England qualified earlier this year, is one of 10 players to receive a Test deal for the 2019/20 season

Watch: Sachin Tendulkar analyses reasons for Steve Smith's Bradmanesque performance in Ashes
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Watch: Sachin Tendulkar analyses reasons for Steve Smith's Bradmanesque performance in Ashes

Much was talked about the rivalry between Smith and England's fiery pacer Jofra Archer, and cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar analysed the 30-year-old's show in a video uploaded on his official Twitter account.

Australia captain Tim Paine sees 'very exciting era' for team after retaining Ashes against England
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Australia captain Tim Paine sees 'very exciting era' for team after retaining Ashes against England

Captain Tim Paine has predicted a very exciting era for Australian cricket after the team retained the Ashes against England, while revealing he broke his thumb in the final Test.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad's days of spearheading England's fast bowling attack are over, feels Michael Vaughan
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James Anderson, Stuart Broad's days of spearheading England's fast bowling attack are over, feels Michael Vaughan

Anderson managed only four overs in this year’s drawn Ashes series after aggravating a calf injury. Meanwhile, Broad excelled despite the absence of his usual partner and took 23 wickets at an average of under 27.

Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer promise bright Test future for England but Joe Root's men have areas to work upon
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Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer promise bright Test future for England but Joe Root's men have areas to work upon

Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes were the top players for England in the drawn Ashes series against Australia but Joe Root's team needs to improve in both batting and bowling departments.

Steve Smith, Pat Cummins top ICC Test Rankings; Jofra Archer moves into top 40 for first time
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Steve Smith, Pat Cummins top ICC Test Rankings; Jofra Archer moves into top 40 for first time

Smith had started the series in the fourth position with 857 points before his surge in the rankings that came courtesy 774 runs in four Tests

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith says he was 'pretty cooked' mentally and physically following run-fest series against England
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Ashes 2019: Steve Smith says he was 'pretty cooked' mentally and physically following run-fest series against England

Few expected Smith to rediscover the form he had shown before being banished to the sidelines for 12 months for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year.

The Final Word Ashes Podcast: Listen to Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins as they look back at the final Test, the series and English Summer of 2019
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The Final Word Ashes Podcast: Listen to Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins as they look back at the final Test, the series and English Summer of 2019

In today's episode of The Final Word Ashes Podcast, journalists Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins chat about Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Ashes and look back at the English Summer in their last podcast of the season.

Ashes 2019: Australia captain Tim Paine says 'mission accomplished' as visitors retain Urn, feels he has more to give as leader
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Ashes 2019: Australia captain Tim Paine says 'mission accomplished' as visitors retain Urn, feels he has more to give as leader

Paine said that while his team can be happy with having retained the Urn, losing the fifth and final Test to draw the series 2-2 put a dampener on their celebrations

Ashes 2019: Joe Root lauds England's character as they overcome emotional loss in Manchester to level series at The Oval
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Ashes 2019: Joe Root lauds England's character as they overcome emotional loss in Manchester to level series at The Oval

'It is Ashes cricket,' Root said. 'Every game you turn up and you are playing for your country. It means so much to everyone. You can see at different periods someone wrestled it back into our favour.'