‘Test cricket, an older, larger entity is the trunk of a tree and the shorter game’, says Rahul Dravid

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Dravid believes Test matches are the “life source” of cricket

Legendary India batsman Rahul Dravid has always been a keen advocate of saving Test cricket, and once again, he has made a desperate plea for more Test matches to be played as he believes it provides players with a solid foundation, which helps them prosper in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals.

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My back injury is ‘far from ideal’, says James Pattinson

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Pattinson will be looking to pull off a James Anderson

Australia pace bowler James Pattinson, who was recently diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lower back and ruled out for the remainder of the Ashes series, has announced that the seriousness and timing of his injury is “far from ideal”.

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Sheffield Shield pitches to blame for our lacklustre batting, says Usman Khawaja

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Khawaja blames the Sheffield Shield pitches for Australia’s batting woes

While most cricket pundits and former players will put Australia’s failures with the bat in the ongoing Ashes series down to the fact that they are impatient, lack concentration and England’s bowlers hitting the right lines and lengths, Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has a different outlook on the matter, stating that the decline in the pitches used during Australia’s Sheffield Shield season is solely to blame.

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‘Our performance with the bat…was unacceptable’, says Michael Clarke

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Clarke has even started questioning his own captaincy abilities

Australia captain Michael Clarke has lashed out at all the batsmen in the squad after they yet again failed to put up an impressive performance during the second Ashes Test, which cost Australia the match by an embarrassing 347 runs and handed England a 2-0 lead heading into the third Test at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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Ready or not England here I come, says Ryan Harris

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Harris has vowed not to let his injury get the better of him

Australia pace bowler Ryan Harris has had his share of bad luck over the past year, but the 33-year-old has sent a warning message to England ahead of their highly anticipated Ashes encounter, which gets underway in just four days.

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David Warner’s punch could actually unite Australia ‘in a funny sort of way’, says Shane Warne

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Warner has been suspended till the first Ashes Test

While most cricket pundits and former players were quick to condemn David Warner’s attack on England’s ‘Golden Boy’ Joe Root, ex-Australia spin king Shane Warne believes the incident could actually unite Australia “in a funny sort of way”.

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Champions Trophy 2013 8th match: Don’t worry Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara’s got your back

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Sangakkara’s triumphant knock cut England down to their knees

Kumar Sangakkara singlehandedly put Sri Lanka on his back and carried them across the finish line against England in what many cricket pundits would have arguably called his best ODI innings to date.

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The Ashes is the best opportunity I have to secure a Test spot for myself, says Usman Khawaja

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Khawaja is looking to prove his critics wrong during the Ashes

The Ashes is known as the series to make or break men and Australia batsman Usman Khawaja is hoping to restart his Test career by regaining and securing a Test spot for himself through this year’s back-to-back series.

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