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Chris Woakes believes Ashes sledging will avoid Rafiq and Paine crises

Chris Woakes has insisted England’s and Australia’s recent off-field scandals will be off-limits when it comes to sledging out in the middle during the Ashes.

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Ben Stokes finds some bowling form as rain abates to let England play

The importance of Ben Stokes to England’s Ashes campaign can scarcely be overstated and so the all-rounder’s first outing in the middle for four months

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‘Humbled’ Alex Carey added to Australia squad for Ashes opener in Brisbane

Alex Carey has been added to Australia’s Ashes squad and will make his Test debut when the series begins at the Gabba in Brisbane next

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BBC expects Michael Vaughan to return to cricket coverage after the Ashes

Michael Vaughan will be welcomed back to the BBC after the Ashes series following positive talks with the former England captain in recent days. Vaughan’s

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Ben Stokes ‘fit and hungry’ for England return in Australia Ashes showdown

Ben Stokes has declared himself “fit and hungry for a big series” ahead of next week’s first Ashes Test. The all-rounder was not named in

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Jack Leach says joke may be on Australia after wet buildup to Ashes | Ali Martin

It wouldn’t be an Ashes tour without England players getting chirped by the locals but the latest example left Jack Leach wondering whether the joke

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We needed Vaughan to talk about racism years ago, not when he is in the crosshairs | Jonathan Liew

Every day of silence on Azeem Rafiq’s experience was a missed chance to tackle a problem that has blighted English cricket On Saturday morning the

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Alex Carey close to Test debut but keen not to ‘waste time worrying’ about selection

A shock Twenty20 demotion and underwhelming recent red-ball form have failed to derail Alex Carey’s push for a baggy green, with the wicketkeeper in a

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Victoria ‘very keen’ to host fifth Ashes Test at MCG if Perth is ruled out

Frontrunner MCG’s claims are ‘undeniable’, says sports minister SCG also an option if Optus Stadium stripped of final Test The Victorian government has joined New