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Nevill chosen over Haddin for third Test

Australia's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin may have played his last Test match after being told Australia will retain Peter Nevill as gloveman for the third Ashes Test in Birmingham.

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Starc taunts England over their uncertainty

Mitchell Starc has effectively dared England to prepare a seaming pitch for the Edgbaston Test, and declared changes to the hosts' batting order show Australia have the upper hand in the series.

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Edgbaston using cannabis lamps

Head groundsman Gary Barwell, who is preparing his first Ashes surface, is using lights normally used for the cultivation of cannabis in the hope of preparing the perfect pitch.

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6dDaniel Brettig

Johnson faster for Marsh inclusion

Mitchell Marsh's muscular medium fast bowling will lengthen Mitchell Johnson's reign of terror by shortening the length of his bowling spells. That is according to Australia's assistant coach Craig McDermott, who said Marsh's addition to the bowling attack was a critical ingredient in the tourists' resounding victory over England at Lord's.

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Rogers still suffering from dizziness

Australia opener to undergo further tests and treatment in London after he was deemed unfit to travel to join the Ashes squad in Derby on Wednesday.

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8dESPN Staff

Ballance dropped as England recall Bairstow

Gary Ballance has been dropped for the third Investec Test against Australia with Jonny Bairstow earning a recall in his place. Ian Bell, who is also under pressure after a lean run, will move up to No.3 at Edgbaston with Joe Root batting at four followed by Bairstow.

8dESPN Staff

Pietersen: I'm wasted lying on a beach

Batsman hits out at England hierarchy again and claims he should be preparing for third Test against Miami - not sunning himself in Miami.

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9dDaniel Brettig

Haddin to press for Ashes recall

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is expected to play in Australia's tour match against Derbyshire as he seeks to regain his place after missing the Lord's Test for family reasons.

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9dSimon Barnes

Barnes' best British sporting cities: London

Simon Barnes details why London represents the sporting ambitions of the entire nation as he identifies his personal top-five best British cities.

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10dDaniel Brettig at Lord's

Australia fears as Rogers retires hurt after dizzy spell

Australia's strong position in the second Ashes Test at Lord's was overshadowed on the fourth morning by the worrying sight of Chris Rogers retiring hurt after an apparent dizzy spell.

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11dDaniel Brettig

Swing key as Johnson roars again

Even if Mitchell Johnson's fiery burst at England on day two at Lord's drew comparisons with his series-defining spell on the corresponding day at Brisbane in 2013, the bowler himself felt it was just another day at the office.

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12dDaniel Brettig

Smith questions Bayliss' tactics

Australia's vice-captain Steven Smith has followed up his unbeaten stand of 259 with Chris Rogers by delivering a verbal whack to his former state coach Trevor Bayliss, stating that he was very surprised the former New South Wales mentor allowed England's captain to revert so quickly to the defensive.

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12dDaniel Brettig

Rogers' hundred is perfect retort - Brettig

Chris Rogers' tour of England has been more vexing than he had hoped. A century on his adopted home ground of Lord's, in league with Steven Smith who made another, meant the second Test was different.

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13dGeorge Dobell

A pitch to damage Test cricket - Dobell

It is ironic that, in the week in which the MCC World Cricket Committee warned that Test cricket "will not survive" if "left as it is," the pitch at the ground they own should provide such a poor advert for the game.

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14dSambit Bal

A day for every cricket fan to rejoice

However severe it may seem, and whatever immediate chaos and confusion it may cause, by punishing the owners of the IPL teams for the misconduct of two of their own, the Lodha committee has delivered a game changer.

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