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Australia’s fire has reignited the Ashes

Thanks, Jimmy Anderson. You might just have given Australia the spark they needed to win back the Ashes.

The Perth Test was the most fiery performance I’ve seen from an Australian side since the controversial Sydney Test against India in 2008. It was after that match that the players – myself included – were given an unofficial warning from Cricket Australia about our aggressive attitude during several on-field exchanges, and the spirit of cricket issue was debated at length.

Full story: The Age


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No Beer baffles Warne

AS THE saying goes – once bitten, twice shy. But seemingly not so for Australia, which threw caution to the wind and baffled several Test greats in the process by leaving out spinner Michael Beer in favour of a four-man pace attack for the third Test against England.

Australia used the same tactic against India in January 2008, recalling pace ace Shaun Tait at the expense of Brad Hogg. It was a move that backfired badly, with Tait failing to take a wicket as India won by 72 runs in Perth.

Full story: The Age


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True Aussie cricket fans are hoping their team gets thrashed (via Cricketwise)

You know what? I’m now actively hoping (despite money  lost on cocky pre-series bets) that Australia get thrashed in this series. Because only then will this current crop of losers get booted out. And I’m not talking about the players here. I’m talking about these jokers called selectors. Greg Chappell stuffed things up nicely for India with his ‘Ganguly-gate’ cock-up, and now he’s doing the same to us. In the old days, selectors would go to Shie … Read More

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Shane Warne admits marriage is over amid rumours of Liz Hurley affair

The former Australian cricketer posted a statement on his website which he drew attention to using his Twitter account.

His disclosure follows that of Ms Hurley who revealed on Sunday through Twitter that her three-year marriage to Arun Nayar is over.

Using strikingly similar turn of phrase both Warne and Hurley emphasised that they had been separated for some time and that friends and family were already aware of the situation.

There have been reports of an affair between the two and photographs of Hurley embracing Warne outside a London restaurant were published in a tabloid this Sunday.

Full story: The Telegraph


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The use and abuse of UDRS

UmpireIt’s clear from the first two Ashes Tests that the UDRS is still a long way from being perfect. Common sense will tell you that it was probably first conceived with the intention of eliminating the absolute ‘howlers’ but as the concept has been refined and debated, mindful of time-wasting issues, it has now morphed into something that is being used as a strategic weapon. Meanwhile, the really poor decisions still go under the radar, as we saw with Rohit Sharma last night, because it’s not even compulsory around the world. It is indeed a curious workplace environment where some cricketers may lose (or save) their careers depending on whether they’re involved in a game that includes the use of the UDRS whilse their colleagues in another country play to a different set of rules. It seems ridiculous that for a universal game administered by a global body, there is such inconsistency over such an important facet.

Full story: CricInfo

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