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Doctor’s orders can keep the wind in England’s sails

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On the Swan River just behind the Waca the white horses are jumping up and down furiously. The Doctor is calling as it does every day sometime around noon.

You may be a bit fed up of hearing about the sea breeze known as “The Fremantle Doctor“. But it matters. Even though you never see it, the wind can play a major role in any sporting event, especially in Perth, which is often cited as the second windiest city in the old Commonwealth.

The wind dictates so much that happens in a cricket match. Take the Ashes Test here four years ago. England were already struggling when Andrew Flintoff tossed the ball to Monty Panesar in Australia’s second innings. Adam Gilchrist was flexing his muscles and he probably could not believe his eyes – or his luck – when Panesar was invited to bowl from the Prindiville Stand End at the Waca.

Full story: The Guardian

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England struggle against Victoria in Melbourne

England dropped a string of catches as Victoria declared on 216-2 in the tour match and Alastair Cook fell cheaply as the batsmen reached 50-1 in reply.

On the first day of three in Melbourne, England were asked to field first, resting their Test attack, along with Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott.

Tim Bresnan and Monty Panesar each took a wicket, with Chris Tremlett unable to obtain a breakthrough at the MCG.

Tremlett is tipped to replace the injured Stuart Broad in the third Test.

With much of the attention on the bowling of Tremlett, Bresnan and Ajmal Shahzad – one of whom is certain to make their Ashes debut in Perth on 16 December – Michael Hill quietly helped himself to a maiden first-class century.

Full story: BBC Sport


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Bowlers ready to stake claim (VIDEO)

England prepare for the first-class fixture at the MCG with bowling places up for grabs

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Andrew Strauss says England not complacent as he considers bowling changes

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“For us to be jumping up and down and congratulating each other would be a long way off the mark,” Strauss said after rain disrupted England’s practice session at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. “We’re nil-all in the series so this Test takes on an even greater importance on the back of what happened in Brisbane.”

England cricketers have been criticised before about their rarefied existence in “the bubble” but for once it should be encouraged, the insularity protecting them from believing the publicity that is lauding them and bagging Australia after their match-saving feats in Brisbane.

Full story: The Telegraph


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Australia coach Tim Nielsen not surprised by England Ashes squad

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The Australia coach, Tim Nielsen, has not been surprised by England‘s selections for the Ashes, saying he expected Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett to be named in the squad.

“Height was probably the thing I noticed this morning when I saw the squad,” he told AAP. “It was interesting to note they picked 6ft 7in Tremlett and went back to the left-arm orthodox in Panesar.

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