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Peter Siddle: "I'm not afraid to bowl the short ball"

I enjoyed my battle with Graeme Swann in the first Test. It was the excitement of the moment and the clash – that’s the way I play. I bowl my best when I’m fired up so I like to get … Continue reading

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Lawrence Booth: The self-fulfilling prophecy of Lord's

It used to be said that England were always hopeless at Lord’s. And it used to be true: between 1979 and 1999, when they lost to New Zealand, England won six Tests out of 30 there and lost 12. During … Continue reading

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Jrod: Nathan Hauritz is better than England

Is Nathan Hauritz better than England? Yes. He took six wickets. They took five (Brad Haddin, caught at deep-midwicket slogging pre-declaration, doesn’t count). England shouldn’t be embarrassed though, Hauritz is the best club spinner in Sydney on the days Greg … Continue reading

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Sam Collins: Six Ashes observations

What can you tell from a day and a half? Not much admittedly, so I’m fully expecting these to have been proved wrong by the time you read them…. 1. Cardiff is not the easiest place for the quicker bowlers … Continue reading

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Vaughany: Preparation is vital

Standing in the garden, I assess the scene. Move that sun lounger forward a few feet? Get it in the line of sight from the barbeque? I add another deckchair to the ring. The mobile goes. “Hello Duncan, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Miles Jupp: Don't answer the door

I have not had a great deal of luck with hat-tricks over the years. This week I failed to see Andrew Flintoff’s and I’d previously missed watching Darren Gough’s against Australia in ‘99, and Dominic Cork’s against the West Indies … Continue reading

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Jrod: Bored in translation

Is there any point in listening to the vast majority of cricketers and cricket coaches? Gone are the days when you get to hear what they think; now the team psychologists and media consultants seem to weigh in on every … Continue reading

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