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It’s certainly my ambition to keep playing all three formats, says out-of-form Jos Buttler | Cricket News – Times of India
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It’s certainly my ambition to keep playing all three formats, says out-of-form Jos Buttler | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: His abysmal showing so far in the Ashes notwithstanding, England's flamboyant batter Jos Buttler has no plans to give up Test cricket and has expressed his disappointment over South African Quinton de Kock's sudden retirement from the five-day game. One of the finest white-ball batters at the moment, Buttler has averaged only 19.20 in the three Ashes Tests against Australia so far, including a horrendous dismissal in the Boxing Day match in Melbourne. Besides, he has also dropped several catches behind the stumps, including a shocker in Adelaide. However, ahead of the New Year's Test here from January 5, Buttler has pledged his commitment to all the three formats of the game. "It's certainly my ambition. I don't think I'd have put as much into it as I have done if it wasn't," he...
Ashes cricket tests every part of your game, Test cricket is alive, it’s strong, it’s thriving: Jason Gillespie | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes cricket tests every part of your game, Test cricket is alive, it’s strong, it’s thriving: Jason Gillespie | Cricket News – Times of India

Yet another commanding performance by the Australian cricket team has seen them take a 2-0 lead and a vice-like grip of the ongoing edition of the Ashes. Another win and they will retain the coveted urn. For the Aussies, this means the world. In many ways, for many Aussie cricketers, winning the Ashes is perhaps even greater glory than winning a World Cup. Former Australian cricketer Jason Gillespie, who took over 400 international wickets in his career across all three formats, was a guest on Times of India's sports podcast - Sportscast - recently and spoke about what it really means to be a part of an Ashes battle. It is after all cricket's oldest rivalry. Jason Gillespie (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)"Ashes was hard cricket. You speak to players who played 20 years before we di...
Ashes: Australia add pacer Scott Boland to squad for Melbourne Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: Australia add pacer Scott Boland to squad for Melbourne Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia added fast bowler Scott Boland to their squad for the third Ashes Test against England starting on Sunday in Melbourne amid concerns over Mitchell Starc's fitness after he tweaked his back in the second match. Starc sustained the injury while batting in Adelaide but still claimed six wickets in the pink ball contest to help Australia prevail by 275 runs and go 2-0 ahead in the five-match series. "Boland has been training with the team in Adelaide and joins the squad while the medical team assesses the fast bowling group following the second Test victory," Cricket Australia said in a statement on Tuesday. Boland, who has played 14 one-dayers and three Twenty20 Internationals, has been in strong form for Victoria this summer in Australia with 15 wickets from two match...
Jhye Richardson happy to play a cameo in Australia’s Ashes domination | Cricket News – Times of India
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Jhye Richardson happy to play a cameo in Australia’s Ashes domination | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Jhye Richardson is painfully aware that the depth in Australian fast bowling means his five-wicket haul in the second Ashes Test is far from a guarantee that he will take the field in the third. Richardson came into the side for the Adelaide Oval clash with Michael Neser to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood and skipper Pat Cummins, who was ruled out after being adjudged a close contact of a COVID-19 case. The personnel changes made no difference to Australia's utter dominance of the series and Richardson took 5-42 in the final innings as the hosts romped to a victory by 275 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series on Monday. Cummins and Hazlewood, ranked first and fourth in the world rankings, will return to the squad on Thursday ahead of the Boxing Day Test and Richardson was phi...
Ricky Ponting questions England decision to select Chris Woakes over Mark Wood | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ricky Ponting questions England decision to select Chris Woakes over Mark Wood | Cricket News – Times of India

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has questioned England's decision to select Chris Woakes ahead of Mark Wood for the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval. Woakes claimed one wicket for 103 runs in 23.4 first innings over as Australia took command of the Test, with the home side looking to build on their opening win of the series in Brisbane. Ponting said the inclusion of Woakes over Wood, who played in the first Test, has had a detrimental impact on the influence of England all-rounder Ben Stokes. "It looked to me as if Stokes was given one job, to run in and bowl bouncers ball after ball," Ponting told cricket.com.au. "When he finally got the chance to bowl at a new batsman and pitch the ball, he got a wicket second ball to (Cameron) Green. "Woakes was ineffective again – I'm n...
Ashes: Pat Cummins allowed to fly home after missing Adelaide Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: Pat Cummins allowed to fly home after missing Adelaide Test | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Australia's regular Test skipper Pat Cummins has been allowed to return home in Sydney, the team said on Friday, after missing the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide for being a close contact of a COVID-19 case. Cummins was ruled out hours before the start of the pink-ball Test against England after dining in the same restaurant as the positive case on Wednesday night. The 28-year old produced a negative Test result on Thursday and has been cleared by South Australia's SA Health to return home by a chartered flight, Cricket Australia said. "Under the plan approved by SA Health, he will self-drive from isolation and then, with the appropriate PPE and hygiene controls, take a single charter flight," the CA said. "Cricket Australia will continue to consult with SA Health to en...
James Anderson, Stuart Broad in England squad for second Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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James Anderson, Stuart Broad in England squad for second Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Bowling great Jimmy Anderson said Wednesday he wants to play all four remaining Ashes Tests after he and Stuart Broad were included in England's 12-man squad for the second Test against Australia this week. The two greatest wicket-takers in England Test history, with 1,156 scalps between them, were controversially left out for the series opener at Brisbane, where they crashed by nine wickets inside four days. But both are back in the frame for the clash under lights at Adelaide starting Thursday, where the pink ball's extra movement should suit their game. Their return means speedster Mark Wood, who impressed in Brisbane, has been rested with selectors opting instead for fellow pacemen Ollie Robinson and Chris Woakes. Our 12-strong squad for the second Ashes Test starting tomo...
Ricky Ponting warns of Ashes whitewash after England collapse | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ricky Ponting warns of Ashes whitewash after England collapse | Cricket News – Times of India

England's Ashes tour could end in a whitewash if they cannot bounce back from their crushing loss in the first Test, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said on Saturday, adding that the conditions going forward would be better suited to the hosts. Australia are 1-0 up in the series after an emphatic nine-wicket victory at the Gabba in Brisbane, where England lost eight wickets in a stunning batting collapse on day four. England have not won a Test in Australia since the 2010-11 series, when they triumphed 3-1. Nathan Lyon will never forget his 400th Test wicket... but he can't remember what he had for breakfast! #Ashes |… https://t.co/Ey3Xmn1DKp— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1639198320000The pink ball Test in Adelaide begins on Thursday and Ponting believes a similar outcome to Au...
Ashes: If David Warner is injured, Usman Khawaja can open the batting, says Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: If David Warner is injured, Usman Khawaja can open the batting, says Ricky Ponting | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting feels Usman Khawaja can replace David Warner for the second Ashes Test if the opening batter is ruled out of the game due to an injury. England and Australia are currently playing the first Ashes Test. Warner on Friday did not take the field after receiving blows on the chest while batting on day two of the first Test. "If (Warner) can't play, I think it's probably Khawaja that goes in and opens the batting. Although he hasn't done it the last couple years for Queensland he's done it for Australia before," cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying. "He's obviously in really good form, so I think that's probably the way to go. I think he's experienced enough, but the fact he hasn't done it for a while would be a bit of a concern," he added....
Ashes: R Ashwin awaits ‘happening’ Day 5 after Joe Root, Dawid Malan lead England fightback | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: R Ashwin awaits ‘happening’ Day 5 after Joe Root, Dawid Malan lead England fightback | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressed excitement as Joe Root and Dawid Malan staged England's fightback on day three of the ongoing first Ashes Test at the Gabba, Brisbane on Friday. England were bowled out for 147 in the first innings but skipper Root and Malan steadied the visitors' ship on Friday despite the early blows in the second essay. Ashwin feels England perform well in the first session on Saturday, the fifth day of the Test will be the most happening one on Sunday. "It's all happening at the Gabba and could well be the most happening 5th day if England can trump the first session tomorrow," Ashwin tweeted. It’s all happening at the Gabba and could well be the most happening 5th day if England can trump the first session tomorrow. #ashes— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ash...
Ashes 1st Test: Rapid-fire Travis Head century puts Australia in firm command against England on Day 2 | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes 1st Test: Rapid-fire Travis Head century puts Australia in firm command against England on Day 2 | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Travis Head blasted a rapid-fire century to crush England hopes on the second day of the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba on Thursday. At the close of play Australia were 343-7, a lead of 196 on England's dismal first-innings total of 147. Head was on 112 from only 95 balls, alongside Mitchell Starc, who was not-out 10. England had threatened a comeback after tea when Ollie Robinson took two wickets in consecutive balls, but Head's aggressive innings put paid to any hopes of a miracle recovery. Head came to the crease with Australia 189-3 after Steve Smith edged Mark Wood to keeper Jos Buttler just before tea. An #Ashes hundred at the Gabba and what it means 🔥Take a bow, @travishead34 💪#WTC23 | #AUSvENG https://t.co/2FhhAsSRO2— ICC (@ICC) 1639036809000He then watched David Warn...