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3hDaniel Brettig

Clarke: I'm not retiring

Much attention has been focused on what Michael Clarke has done at training since the loss at Edgbaston. It is also worth considering the things he is not doing.

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3hDavid Hopps

Finn: Edgbaston was no flash in the pan

Anyone who does not know Steven Finn's backstory has probably been living under a rock but now he wants to put the past behind him and become the fast bowler England craves.

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4hGeorge Dobell

Onus on Broad to lead England's line

Stuart Broad has been the most consistent paceman on either side in the Ashes and in the absence of James Anderson his importance has gone up a level for England.

20hGeorge Dobell

Jayawardene to join England as a consultant

Prolific batsman will, ESPNcricinfo understands, be part of the England coaching team travelling to the UAE for the upcoming series against Pakistan.


Derby tops Value For Money list

Derby emerges top of ESPN UK's Greatest Sporting Cities survey in the Value For Money category, ahead of Peterborough and Oxford.

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2dESPN Staff

#ESPNUKCities - The top five top 5s

Manchester may be the greatest sporting city in the UK, but the research conducted by ESPN and the universities of Gloucester and Bath threw up a number of fascinating results.

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4dDaniel Brettig

Small moments, big problems for Australia

Why was it that Australia put in such a hazy performance in a match that mattered so much? Of the two teams they are the more experienced, the more used to winning and entering this week the more confident.

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4dGeorge Dobell

Buoyant England face tricky decisions

England's selectors can reflect proudly on their decisions for the Edgbaston Test, but they will really earn their money in deciding who replaces James Anderson and what to do about an opener.

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Wood, Woakes, Footitt - who will replace Anderson?

With England's talisman James Anderson ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test with a side strain, George Dobell runs the rule over six men who could take his place at Trent Bridge.

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5dDaniel Brettig

Clarke: Captain needs to get off the plane

'They've got 11 and we've only got 10' - Australian skipper Michael Clarke speaks candidly about his form in this Ashes series.

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5dBrydon Coverdale

Finn puts England in touching distance of Ashes lead

Two years ago he was unselectable. Now that seems unbelievable. On a dramatic second day at Edgbaston, Steven Finn claimed five wickets and ran through Australia to all but secure an Ashes lead for England.

6dAlan Tyers

12 key factors from the first innings

England edged ahead of Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The Irreverent View runs down a few of the deciding moments.

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6dBrydon Coverdale at Edgbaston

Anderson stars as England bounce back

James Anderson led a magnificent display of swing and seam bowling as Australia crumbled on day one of the third Ashes Test.

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7dJarrod Kimber

Australia encounter the real England - Kimber

They came, they saw, they screamed. After two Tests at neutral venues, England's fans and conditions have finally come to the Ashes. And Australia were unprepared.

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7dDaniel Brettig

Australia's soft centre exposed

The failure of anyone other than Chris Rogers to cope with the conditions at Edgbaston was another worrying sign of Australian fallibility abroad.

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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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