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McGrath's all-round Ashes T20I heroics prove Perry is no longer peerless
McGrath's all-round Ashes T20I heroics prove Perry is no longer peerless

Ellyse Perry, arguably the best-ever women's allrounder, may at long last have a worthy successor

Players to watch in the Ashes: an emerging allrounder and England's new batting star
Players to watch in the Ashes: an emerging allrounder and England's new batting star

With the multi-format series beginning on Thursday here are four players to keep a close eye on

Shikhar Dhawan's knock underlines his value in India's ODI side
Shikhar Dhawan's knock underlines his value in India's ODI side

On a sluggish wicket, he scored 79 off 84 to keep India on track in the chase and showed he can still thrive under pressure

South Africa's accumulator and aggressor feed off each other in match-winning partnership
South Africa's accumulator and aggressor feed off each other in match-winning partnership

While it may not come as a surprise that Bavuma was the accumulator, van der Dussen was perhaps unlikely in his role as the aggressor

Stats - Glenn Maxwell and Melbourne Stars' record-breaking act
Stats - Glenn Maxwell and Melbourne Stars' record-breaking act

A list of all the major records Maxwell broke at the MCG

Phil Salt: From Barbados to England via T20 finishing school
Phil Salt: From Barbados to England via T20 finishing school

Bridgetown homecoming set to mark T20I debut for batter who has already shone on league circuit

BPL: Comilla and Khulna look the strongest, Chattogram could spring a surprise
BPL: Comilla and Khulna look the strongest, Chattogram could spring a surprise

Shakib's presence makes Barishal formidable, Dhaka has the Mahmudullah-Mashrafe-Tamim combo, while Sylhet have great balance

Ranking England's Australian nightmares
Ranking England's Australian nightmares

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

Ashes inquest: Who will captain England in the Caribbean?
Ashes inquest: Who will captain England in the Caribbean?

Root insists he wants to continue, but who are the other runners and riders?

Women's Ashes: Tightrope walk for teams with 'scattered' preparations leaving them undercooked
Women's Ashes: Tightrope walk for teams with 'scattered' preparations leaving them undercooked

Getting the show on the road itself will count as an achievement considering the Covid-affected build-up to the marquee series

Was Scott Boland's 18 wickets at an average of under ten a record for the Ashes?
Was Scott Boland's 18 wickets at an average of under ten a record for the Ashes?

And who holds the record for the most consecutive Tests at the end of which his average has gone up?

BPL 2022: Kennar Lewis, Tanvir Islam and Will Jacks among players to watch
BPL 2022: Kennar Lewis, Tanvir Islam and Will Jacks among players to watch

Here's a look at seven players who can use the BPL platform to aim for higher honours

England's latest Ashes wreck proof of how deep the problems run
England's latest Ashes wreck proof of how deep the problems run

The ECB shouldn't need to wait for a full-blown inquiry to realise urgent change is required

Rassie van der Dussen: 'We stayed in the fight longer, that was the difference between us and India'
Rassie van der Dussen: 'We stayed in the fight longer, that was the difference between us and India'

South Africa's No. 4 talks about the challenges of batting, the myth of measuring success in hundreds, the banter, and the way forward

Talking points: Spotlight on Kohli the batter, Rahul's slot, and India's bowling combination
Talking points: Spotlight on Kohli the batter, Rahul's slot, and India's bowling combination

Also, is it Dhawan's last chance to seal a place in the limited-overs side? How will the team manage Bumrah's workload?

Labuschagne - lucky, and making the most of it
Labuschagne - lucky, and making the most of it

Who cashes in on fielders' gifts the most, who doesn't - this is what the numbers say

The Buzz: Maxi only as good as Stoinis?
The Buzz: Maxi only as good as Stoinis?

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

What the Ashes told us about Australia's Test team
What the Ashes told us about Australia's Test team

They were rarely challenged by a woeful England side, but a number of new and younger players stood tall

Who was the first cricketer to wear a helmet in Tests?
Who was the first cricketer to wear a helmet in Tests?

And who was the first batter to be given out lbw by a third umpire? We look at origins and firsts in cricket

Stats - Pace dominance in Hobart, England's worst Ashes returns since 1890
Stats - Pace dominance in Hobart, England's worst Ashes returns since 1890

Australia maintain their perfect record in pink-ball Tests