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South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Cummins channels big Merv in spell of heart and skill

Mar 22, 2018: There was a fittingness about Allan Border's moustachioed battering ram being in the crowd at Newlands to watch his svelte modern-day avatar go to work in a display that turned day one of the third Test

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

Eliminating extras, and the funniest sledge

Jun 20, 2017: And which players have scored most runs and taken most wickets in the history of the Champions Trophy?

Steven Lynch

Australia news

Merv Hughes dumped as Australia selector

Oct 29, 2010: Australia's selection panel will have no specialist bowling input after Merv Hughes was cut from the group

Peter English

Australian news

Cricket Australia prepares to axe a selector

Oct 27, 2010: Cricket Australia will decide which of Merv Hughes, Jamie Cox or David Boon will be axed as a national selector at a board meeting on Friday

Brydon Coverdale

Australia's selectors should be full-time professionals

Aug 25, 2009: It won't be so easy for England in the 2010-11 Ashes, but Australia must look at having full-time selectors

Jason Gillespie

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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The pressure's on the panel

Apr 4, 2008: Not much has been expected of Australia's selectors in recent years, but the time may have finally come for them to raise their game

Peter English

'Friendly serve from Merv' campaign launched

Cricket Australia calls for better crowd behaviour

Dec 9, 2007: Merv Hughes has become the face of the latest push for improved crowd behaviour in Australia, with the "friendly serve from Merv" campaign set to warn spectators not to play up this summer

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Hip injury likely to rule out skipper

Ponting doubt gives Hodge a chance

Feb 2, 2007: Ricky Ponting is set to miss Australia's game against England at Sydney after straining a hip muscle at training. Ponting remained keen to lead the side but the selectors conceded he would "more than likely not" play, which would give Brad Hodge another c

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Hodge devastated to miss out on Test team

Hughes hints Martyn would have played

Dec 13, 2006: Merv Hughes, one of Australia's four selectors, has hinted that Damien Martyn might have held on to the No.4 spot for the rest of the Ashes series had he not retired last week

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No chat, no Ashes

Nov 21, 2006: Taunts and insults are as much a part of cricket as bats and balls, and never more so than during the Ashes

Simon Briggs

Merv says 'it's like missing McGrath'

Trescothick loss will hurt - Hughes

Nov 16, 2006:

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Damien Fleming's 1st XI

Room-mates from heaven and hell

Oct 27, 2006: Back in the dark ages when Australia's best cricketers were actually made to share sleeping quarters, rooming on tour was a tender balance between matching individual traits and ensuring the best preparation for both players

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'He would be in my 12 for the Gabba'

Bring Johnson in for first Test - Border

Oct 25, 2006: Mitchell Johnson should be rushed into Australia's squad for the first Ashes Test, according to Allan Border

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Border, Hughes and Thomson join debate

'I'm on track for the Ashes' - McGrath

Oct 25, 2006: As the nation's cricket critics line up Glenn McGrath, he has insisted he is "on track for the Ashes"

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'Our blokes shouldn't be so friendly' - Waugh

Former greats want Ashes edge back

Oct 13, 2006: A growing group of former Ashes winners including Allan Border believes the Australian team needs a harder edge during its battles with England

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Overload of commitments takes its toll

Border resigns as selector for second time

Oct 10, 2006: Allan Border has stepped down as a Test selector for the second time in less than two years and only four months after re-accepting the position

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Good domestic performances lead to nothing

Yallop laments Victorian absence in Test side

Oct 6, 2006: Graham Yallop has said that having only one Victorian player (Shane Warne)in the Test team will hurt the state's future cricket

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Selector opens up

Hughes clarifies stance on England-Aussie mateship

Sep 10, 2006: Merv Hughes has made it clear that his comments on Australia losing the Ashes because the players were too friendly with the England players were misunderstood

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The Ashes 2006-07

Langer defends Ashes friendships

Jul 24, 2006: Justin Langer has rejected claims from the national selector Merv Hughes that the team is too friendly with its English rivals heading into the Ashes

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