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15hGeorge Dobell in Townsville

Jake Ball 'a great chance' to play in Brisbane

It appeared Jake Ball's chances of playing the first Test had disappeared when he rolled his ankle in Adelaide, but he could still pip Craig Overton to the final bowling slot

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'Excited by what Paine brings to the team - Smith (2:14)
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'England must stop Smith and Warner' - Broad (0:49)
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A hostile crowd spurs me on - Broad (0:54)
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2dGeorge Dobell in Townsville

'We'll be ready for the Gabba' - Stoneman

Mark Stoneman admitted life was likely to get "a hell of a lot" tougher next week after registering his first century in an England shirt

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2dAdam Collins in Sydney

Spin-heavy attacks a likelihood in Ashes T20I opener

Needing to win all three T20Is to claim the Ashes, England are facing a complication with the uncertainty around Anya Shrubsole's fitness and if she is unfit, the visitors could look to field a markedly spin-heavy attack

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2dGeorge Dobell in Townsville

Stoneman hits century as England find their groove

Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Dawid Malan also hit half-centuries on a productive day in the middle, but the quality of the bowling was a world away from what will greet England next week

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'We've got to be fearless' - Heather Knight (1:01)
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Difficult to pick two out of Dhawan, Rahul and Vijay - Kohli (2:00)
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Butcher: Overton ready for a debut at the Gabba (1:20)
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Opener competition 'healthy for English cricket' - Roy (1:34)
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Switch Hit: It's the Ashes bingo! (45:42)
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Matt Prior's surprise recall

A former England wicketkeeper made a brief, unexpected appearance in Townsville

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'It feels great to have ruined the Australian crowd's Christmas' (2:11)
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3dGeorge Dobell in Townsville

Woakes limbers up for Gabba with six-for

Chris Woakes' second spell of the day yielded four wickets for 15 runs, and his six-for took his wickets tally in two first-class matches on the tour to 12

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Swann remembers his favourite Ashes sledge (0:35)
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4dGeorge Dobell in Townsville

Hick looks forward ahead of England reunion

His own international career left plenty of questions unanswered but Graeme Hick prefers to focus on the futures of the young batsmen now in his charge

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4dGeorge Dobell in Townsville

Joe Root urges Australia to 'bring it on'

Joe Root, the England captain, was dismissive of the notion that England feared Australia's bowling attack, calling it "a load of rubbish"

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