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The Ashes 2017-18

1st Test, Brisbane

Here's a first look at the wicket for the first Test at the Gabba. Don't be fooled by the green...

George Dobell, Senior correspondent, ESPNcricinfo
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'Criticism from ex-players disappointing' - Handscomb.

Australia's Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon and Peter Handscomb look ahead to the first Test of the Ashes in Brisbane

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Switch Hit: The Final Countdown.

Mark Butcher and the team look ahead as the Ashes preparations enter the final stage. Plus, Clare Connor joins Adam and Geoff to discuss the Women's Ashes

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'It can fly through… It's like England on steroids.'

Mark Butcher, Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann reveal why the conditions in Australia make it so tough for touring sides

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Smith and Root are 'very similar' and 'funky' - Siddle.

Peter Siddle compares the kind of batsmen and captains Steven Smith and Joe Root are, ahead of the Ashes

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'Renshaw has time on his side' - Taylor.

Mark Taylor and Ian Healy discuss what impact being dropped from the Ashes squad could have on Matt Renshaw's career.

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Paine a good keeper, but Nevill hard done by - Healy.

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Switch Hit: It's the Ashes bingo!

The Switch Hit team return to the studio, and have some help from down under, to tackle all the Ashes build-up clichés and catch up with the latest news from Australia

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'It feels great to have ruined the Australian crowd's Christmas.'

Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Mark Butcher discuss the effect the crowd in Australia has on an Ashes series

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Butcher backs Renshaw to retain opening spot.

Mark Butcher explains why he believes under-fire Matt Renshaw deserves to open the batting for Australia at the Gabba

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Jack Leach reveals Ashes false start.

Jack Leach spoke with David Hopps at Loughborough about how a late phone call from James Whitaker made him believe he might be involved in Australia.

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Injury setback for England

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Ashes origins: Broad the enforcer.

Can Super Stu smash the Aussies again? We look back at his remarkable Ashes record

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Philippe makes lasting impression.

George Dobell reports on a valuable day in the field for England as unheralded opener Josh Philippe gave the bowlers a workout

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No Filter Ashes: What did Mitchell Johnson sing to himself?

Billy 'the Trumpet' Cooper from the Barmy Army meets with Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan to discuss their plans for The Ashes. BT Sport is the only place to watch the Ashes live in the UK.

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Pietersen: England could get 'absolutely hammered.'

Talking exclusively to ESPN, former England captain Kevin Pietersen pinpoints England's weaknesses as they head to Australia

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Runorder: Do verbal volleys have any effect before a series?

Ajit Agarkar, Amol Muzumdar, Cyrus Broacha & the team at ESPNcricinfo discuss

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'Hope Stokes, Hales incident doesn't make England reclusive.'

Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan reveals his advice to current skipper Joe Root for a successful series in Australia

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Switch Hit: Warner plays opening Ashes shots.

Andrew McGlashan, Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller discuss the early taunts from down under, the build-up to the Women's Ashes, and the Test Championship.

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Would have bitten your hand off for this position - Stoneman.

Mark Stoneman reflects on an excellent season that took him all the way into England's Ashes squad

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