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10:24 AM ET Melinda Farrell Close Melinda Farrell is a presenter with ESPNcricinfo Concussion substitutes are likely to be introduced to international cricket in time for the men’s Ashes Test series next month. The issue is on the agenda at the ICC annual conference, currently being held in London, and ESPNcricinfo understands the changes to
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© Getty Images As all of England held its breath (or watched Wimbledon and F1 at Silverstone), Australia’s XI and the England Lions played a day’s cricket at Canterbury that was something closer to a gentle sigh. Away from Lord’s and the World Cup final, there were regular score updates and television screens to be
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12:01 PM ET Cameron Bancroft and Marnus Labuschagne will have the chance to elbow their way into Australia’s Ashes tour party. The duo are part of a preliminary 25-man squad to face-off in a warm-up game ahead of the first Test against England starting August 1. Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are the notable absentees.
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3:38 AM ET As Steven Smith sets up to face Jofra Archer’s final spell of the World Cup semi-final, there’s a bellowing voice from the RS Wyatt Stand: “Finish the cheat off! Sand him down!” Smith survives the over, but not Jos Buttler’s throw between his legs for a run out soon after. When England
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3:58 AM ET Andrew Miller Close UK editor, ESPNcricinfo Andrew Miller was saved from a life of drudgery in the City when his car caught fire on the way to an interview. He took this as a sign and fled to Pakistan where he witnessed England’s historic victory in the twilight at Karachi (or thought
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12:08 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Billy Stanlake, the beanpole Australian fast bowler, has been ruled out of Derbyshire’s T20 Blast campaign through injury. Derbyshire had signed Stanlake as a replacement for Kane Richardson, who was called into Australia’s World Cup squad, but after a routine scan detected a minor issue, the 6ft 6in quick was
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6:15 PM ET Alex Malcolm Even prior to David Warner’s barnstorming return in the World Cup, Marcus Harris knew the two opening spots available for Australia in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston would be reduced to one. While Harris impressed in his first international summer against an outstanding India attack, he walked away without
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