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Australia retain Ashes in a thriller

For the first time in 18 years, Australia have claimed the Ashes on English soil. In yet another thrilling finish, the English tail fought valiantly before the tourists finally secured a 2-1 series lead...

Old Trafford shapes up as the ultimate Test

It’s said that players learn more from defeat than victory. This is originally written by The Roar’s Tom Simon. And there will be plenty to learn about this current crop of Australian cricketers when...

Stokes revives Ashes with extraordinary match-winning ton

An extraordinary century by England all-rounder Ben Stokes last night breathed life back into this Ashes as the hosts levelled the series 1-1. The article is written by The Roar’s Ronan O’Connell. In an...

England’s captain is the Root of their problems

England showed areas of improvement at Lord’s but one fact remains: they still trail one-nil. The article was written by The Roar’s Glenn Mitchell. To win back the Ashes, England must win the series....

Australia’s unlucky XI from the 2000s golden era

Australia were the Test team to beat for the majority of the 2000s. Iconic names such as Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath decimated all comers, but there were a lot...

A huge leap of faith

“There will be no parade for our play-off win. The parades are for when you win something really big. We’re Aston Villa, we have parades when we win leagues and cups.” So read the...

Root’s puzzling tactics leave him open for criticism

While England dissect their loss in the first Ashes Test, the spotlight may fall on skipper Joe Root, who was tactically outdone on several occasions in Birmingham. (The article was originally published by The...

My 10 favourite Ashes moments

I have been a cricket fan since 2001. The first Ashes game that I witnessed was the first Test of the 2002-03 Ashes. This match featured many great moments for the Australian cricket team....

Can the ball-tampering trio carry Australia to Ashes glory?

There were harsh calls but few surprises in Australia’s Ashes squad. James Pattinson – who hit his straps with an imposing performance in the practice game – made a strong case to form a...

Despair here, Hope there

The world needs more losers like New Zealand; glorious and gracious when they fall.