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The Ashes 2017-18

Ranking England's Australian nightmares

Jan 10, 2018: In eight completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost seven by thumping margins. But which have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers?

Andrew Miller

Outscoring the other ten

Dec 12, 2015: Kraigg Brathwaite scored 94 in West Indies' 148 in Hobart. A look at the top five instances where a batsman scored the highest percentage of a team's runs in a Test innings

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Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Hobart

Slater's cautionary tale for Warner

Dec 13, 2012: David Warner can take a lesson from Michael Slater as he aims to find the balance between aggression and care at the top of the order

Daniel Brettig in Hobart

No. 28

Slats socks it to England

Jun 28, 2009: Begin as you mean to go on? Michael Slater invented the dictum

Christian Ryan

Hayden among the savages

Jan 18, 2009: Where did Australia's belligerent opener rank among others of similar vintage and style?

Ian Chappell

Steve Rixon

'You need to be a hard coach sometimes'

Aug 20, 2008: The former New Zealand coach shares insights from a career in which he made a speciality of cracking tough nuts and getting hard cases to toe the party line

Interview by Sriram Veera

The debate begins

Could Warne come back?

May 21, 2008: Terry Jenner thinks Shane Warne could do it, Cricket Australia is doubtful it will happen

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Tait's announcement

'We never saw it'

Feb 8, 2008: Shaun Tait stunned the world and his team-mates by announcing he was taking an indefinite sabbatical from the game

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O'Keeffe and Lawry fill minor places in best broadcaster's poll

Benaud still rules the commentary roost

Apr 25, 2007: Richie Benaud is still unmatched when it comes to finding Australia's most magical cricket broadcaster

Peter English

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2007

A question of numbers

Mar 28, 2007: Steven Lynch explains what the numbers that appear on players' shirts and caps actually mean

Steven Lynch

'If they want a batsman it has to be Clarke' - Waugh

Test greats push for Clarke

Nov 19, 2006: Several Australian Test greats have urged the selectors to play Michael Clarke in Thursday's first Ashes Test even if Shane Watson is declared fit


Michael Slater rides the crest of a wave in 1994-95

'I felt the most free of my whole career'

Nov 13, 2006: Michael Slater was virtually unstoppable in the 1994-95 Ashes

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Australian PM not a fan of the shortened game

Michael Slater slams Johns stunt

Jul 3, 2006: Michael Slater is the latest to add his comments to the Andrew Johns saga - and, like John Howard, he isn't impressed either

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The Week That Was

Ganguly, Shoaib and a Waugh salvo

Oct 23, 2005: We take a look at the week that was, highlighting the star performers, the flops, and the stories that sent headline writers into a tizzy

Dileep Premachandran

Steve Waugh's memoirs mean cold comfort for many

'Warne loves to be loved'

Oct 22, 2005: Steve Waugh, the former Australian captain, says Shane Warne is an insecure player. In his keenly-awaited autobiography Out of My Comfort Zone he also hits out at Ian Chappell and the national selectors

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October 2005

Don't look back in anger

Sep 25, 2005: Michael Slater, Australia's buccaneering opener turned pundit, on losing his Test place, illness and the Ashes

Interview by Edward Craig

The Ashes 2005

Slater calls for Hayden dumping

Aug 30, 2005: "The time has come for Australia to drop Matthew Hayden," according to Michael Slater.

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Opener blames Steve Waugh for Test dismissal

Slater hits out in autobiography

Jul 31, 2005: Michael Slater has expressed his anger at being dropped from the Test team in his autobiography

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Recent Ashes openers

First impressions and all that

Jul 20, 2005: Australia have tended to start the stronger ... and continue that way as well

Andrew McGlashan

The Top Ten ...

Moments that defined the men

Jul 14, 2005: Andrew Miller looks back on ten of the greatest performances in Anglo-Australian history

Andrew Miller
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