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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: Who is to blame for David Warner's pair in Hobart?
The Buzz: Who is to blame for David Warner's pair in Hobart?

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

136 balls, 10 wickets, 56 runs: How England imploded under lights
136 balls, 10 wickets, 56 runs: How England imploded under lights

Relive ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary as Australia seal a 4-0 series win

Short-ball shortcomings exposed again as Australia leave door ajar
Short-ball shortcomings exposed again as Australia leave door ajar

Wood barrage hints at what might have been after Australia wilt in face of high pace

The pace comparison - Where Rabada and Co bettered India's fast bowlers
The pace comparison - Where Rabada and Co bettered India's fast bowlers

India started the series as slight favourites, but South Africa's fast bowlers used the home conditions superbly after the Centurion setback

Mark Wood gets his rewards before England blow their victory shot
Mark Wood gets his rewards before England blow their victory shot

Indefatigable fast bowler channels spirit of Larwood to end frustrating tour on personal high

The aura, the intensity and the cameras around Virat Kohli's captaincy
The aura, the intensity and the cameras around Virat Kohli's captaincy

Even if you believed Kohli-cam to be the most egregious example of a team game being turned into a personality cult, you might just find yourself missing it

Cricket needs to start valuing selectors more highly than coaches
Cricket needs to start valuing selectors more highly than coaches

It's clear a number of selectors across the world don't quite know what they need to be looking for

Rohit, Rahul or Pant - who will replace Kohli as India's next Test captain?
Rohit, Rahul or Pant - who will replace Kohli as India's next Test captain?

There is a clear frontrunner but the selectors also have other options to look at

Virat Kohli: Asia's top captain in SENA Tests, and a bowlers' favourite
Virat Kohli: Asia's top captain in SENA Tests, and a bowlers' favourite

Key numbers from his highly successful stint as India Test captain

Timeline of Kohli's Test captaincy - World No.1, brain fade, and 36 all out
Timeline of Kohli's Test captaincy - World No.1, brain fade, and 36 all out

His seven-year stint as Test captain included unprecedented highs, the occasional low, as well as several flashpoints

'Your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket'
'Your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket'

Prominent names - Viv Richards, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh among them - react to Kohli's resignation from the Test captaincy

England positives negated by latest bout of brittle batting
England positives negated by latest bout of brittle batting

Mark Wood and Sam Billings stood out but tourists continue to be weighed down by their baggage

Nathan Lyon's watching brief highlights rise of Australia seam stocks
Nathan Lyon's watching brief highlights rise of Australia seam stocks

Pat Cummins enjoys "luxury" of rotating his quicks as Scott Boland and Cameron Green continue to thrive

The rise of Petersen, the wisdom of Elgar and a great SA victory
The rise of Petersen, the wisdom of Elgar and a great SA victory

India played their part too, with Rishabh Pant leading the way, as a riveting Test series came to a close

Under-19 World Cup title defence: Memories of 2020 drive undercooked but determined Bangladesh
Under-19 World Cup title defence: Memories of 2020 drive undercooked but determined Bangladesh

Covid-19 has affected the build-up, but coach Naveed Nawaz feels the players have responded well to the challenges

Here's your Ashes summary: England lose (again), let the beheadings begin
Here's your Ashes summary: England lose (again), let the beheadings begin

It's that familiar time of decade again. We know the drill