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Faf du Plessis could face ICC charge after clash with Buttler and Broad

• South Africa captain made contact with England keeper• ‘There was no malicious intent. He didn’t do anything wrong’Faf du Plessis has said there was no malicious intent when he shoulder-barged England’s Jos Buttler during an incident on the fourth an…

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Stuart Broad ready for another Ashes tour after thriving in South Africa

England bowler is eager to supply more Wanderers theatrics after his 2016 star turn – and wants another shot at AustraliaFor England everything, even on the eve of this final Test against South Africa, is viewed through the prism of the next Ashes seri…

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Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad play hits when world prefers new material | Jonathan Liew

England’s grand old double act are consummate professionals who keep honing skills that could be lost to future generationsThe decline of music hall came slowly at first. By the 1930s and 1940s it had ebbed a little from its turn-of-the-century peak an…

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England must consider the captaincy, top four and wicketkeeper | Tim de Lisle

Several problems with the makeup of the side have become clear during the Ashes and action is needed to resolve themJoe Root is not a disaster – he has still not lost a home series – but his captaincy weakens England in two ways. It diminishes their on…

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Stuart Broad warns Steve Smith of brutal return in fourth Ashes Test

• ‘Jofra Archer will be in Joe Root’s ear when Smith comes in’ • Archer eager for round two with Australia’s top batsmanSteve Smith has been told to expect a brutal return to the Test arena on Wednesday with Jofra Archer said to be eager for round two …

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Fresh blow to England as Olly Stone is ruled out for rest of series

• Warwickshire bowler has stress fracture of back• Stuart Broad still hopes England can force winEngland’s hopes of hitting Australia with pace this summer now rest solely on Jofra Archer after Olly Stone was ruled out for the remainder of the season w…

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Stuart Broad rises to occasion again to give England a timely Ashes lift | Barney Ronay

The rather underrated modern English sporting great makes a valuable contribution to tilt the balance in England’s favourThe crowd sang Jerusalem. This does not really narrow the third day of this Ashes Test to any particular time slot. It is probably …

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Steve Smith says after Ashes century: ‘I didn’t know if I’d play cricket again’

• Australia batsman reveals he lost love for sport during ban• Smith’s 144 against England was more than half his side’s runsSteve Smith shrugged off the boos to score a masterful comeback century that, combined with a series-threatening injury to Jimm…

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Joe Root urges selectors to consider more than runs after Tests ball switch

• New county ball will not be used in favour of 2018 Dukes ball• Captain wary high domestic returns alone could be misleadingJoe Root has warned England’s selectors they must look beyond the runs column when choosing their Ashes top order this summer f…

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Broad’s return on the cards but England should twist not stick | Vic Marks

Selectors have to respond not only to a batting collapse but also to a bowling attack that became ever more toothless and untrustworthy as the first Test progressedAmid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans an…

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Trevor Bayliss: England need to show guts when the going gets tough

• Coach questions fortitude following batting collapse• Bayliss concerned over the form of Keaton JenningsTrevor Bayliss has expressed concerns over “struggling” Keaton Jennings and described England’s batting in Bridgetown as lacking in mental fortitu…

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‘Now I feel I can bowl on most pitches,’ says England’s Jimmy Anderson

• Anderson adds West Indies to list of tour conquests• Paceman first England bowler to take 200 overseas Test wicketsJimmy Anderson believes he has cracked bowling in all but one of Test cricket’s overseas outposts after a four?wicket masterclass in Br…

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Stuart Broad takes hat-trick in England warm-up but Olly Stone’s tour over

• England 317-10; West Indies President’s XI 131-11 (tea)• Scan reveals Stone suffered stress fracture in lower backA second sleepy day of warm-up cricket at the Three Ws Oval in Bridgetown suddenly burst into life on the stroke of tea when Stuart Broa…

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England rest Jimmy Anderson for final Sri Lanka Test with Broad to come in

• Fast bowler has taken one wicket in the series• Jonny Bairstow could replace injured Sam CurranEngland have shuffled their pack for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka that begins in Colombo on Friday. With the series decided they have chosen …

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Jonny Bairstow bides time and works hard as he looks to beat England drop

The wicketkeeper-batsman is responding in the right way after Ben Foakes was preferred to him for the second Sri Lanka TestEnglish cricketers do not get dropped as often as they used to be. For example Alastair Cook, Marcus Trescothick and Kevin Pieter…

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Stuart Broad may be the first casualty in England’s battle of spinners | Vic Marks

Jimmy Anderson could lose his seam partner should the tourists opt for horses for courses in GalleThis is a special place for a Test match. Two sides of Galle’s cricket ground are flanked by the ocean and a third is overlooked by the magnificent old Du…

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England’s trickiest Test dilemma: to stick or twist with Stuart Broad

Joe Root keeps England’s options open as they gear up for the opening Test against Sri Lanka with seamer’s place one of several difficult decisions aheadIf there is no cricket scheduled in Colombo the sun shines obediently. England were able to set to …

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Anderson and Broad close on final spells of two more England journeys | The Spin

After sharing 111 Tests with Alastair Cook the batsman’s retirement will have set the pair thinking about their own exitsThe wind was up at the Oval on Tuesday morning, blowing in low grey clouds from the south. The summer heat was gone and the light w…

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Stuart Broad revealed to be playing in final Test with broken rib

• Paceman was hit batting in first innings by Jasprit Bumrah• He will not play again this season after final day of fifth TestStuart Broad broke a rib on the second morning of the fifth Test but it could not prevent him claiming the prized wicket of Vi…

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England could rest Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad on Sri Lanka trip

• England assistant Paul Farbrace confirms tactical option• If they don’t play every game, then so be it, he saysThe loss of Alastair Cook’s experience for this winter’s tour to Sri Lanka has strengthened the case for Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad be…