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Virtual reality gives ECB tantalising portrait of future Ashes series | Tim Wigmore

The Guardian has a glimpse of the “potentially transformative tool for batsmen” seen by the England and Wales Cricket Board in a VR headset trial in Belfast

James Vince straps on his pads and gloves, and takes guard at the Waca. He knows what to expect: a barrage of deliveries from Australia’s pace trio that are nasty, brutish and short, helped along by the Fremantle Doctor.

Except, in this instance, Vince is not at the Waca. Instead, he is thousands of miles away preparing for the Ashes by facing the same bowlers, on the same pitches, as he would have done in Australia.

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