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England make tidy start to Ashes tour but shadow of Ben Stokes affair lingers

• England 349-6d drew with Western Australia XI 342-10• Jimmy Anderson finds rhythm with four-wicket haulEngland’s Ashes tour is well under way after they began with a tidy two-day draw with a Western Australia XI, but Andrew Strauss is keen to swiftly…

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Moeen Ali and Steven Finn ruled out of England’s first two Ashes tour matches

• All-rounder Moeen to miss warm-ups with side strain • Paceman Finn’s knee injury not as bad as first fearedEngland will be without the off-spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali and fast bowler Steven Finn for the opening two matches of their tour of Austra…

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Joe Root urges England to start Ashes tour in ruthless fashion

• Captain wants team to ‘get into the habit of winning early in the tour’• Mark Stoneman eager to grab opportunity of ‘a dream come true’As Joe Root puts the troubles of England’s buildup to the Ashes behind him and prepares for his first match as capt…

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Justin Langer calls on Coulter-Nile to ‘inflict psychological scars’ on England

• Fast bowler to captain inexperienced Western Australia XI against tourists• ‘If he bowls fast and gets wickets, he has the early psychological advantage’Few cricketers have worn the Baggy Green with greater pride than Justin Langer, and in his role a…

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Trevor Bayliss admits he has written off hopes of having Ben Stokes for Ashes

• England head coach says it would ‘an absolute bonus’ if Stokes joins squad• Players have drawn up written code of conduct for behaviour in AustraliaTrevor Bayliss has written off hopes of Ben Stokes’s involvement in the Ashes tour leaving the England…

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James Vince determined to make it work with England second time around

• Hampshire batsman grateful for the chance as Test No3• Hopefully my game is well suited to playing here, Vince saysLurking at the Waca as England trained for the first time on the Ashes tour was Mitchell Johnson, their 37-wicket destroyer-in-chief of…

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Joe Root ready to prove critics wrong as England land in Australia for Ashes

• ‘We have three of England’s all-time greats in terms of runs and wickets’• England captain accepts Ben Stokes situation could be source of sledgingEngland will experience more hostile days than their first on this Ashes tour, with their arrival on Au…