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The first Test: All you need to know


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Steve Smith and Ryan Harris

Unselfish Ryno's painful first impression

Steve Smith provides an insight into Ryan Harris as a teammate, while also looking ahead to Wednesday's first Test in Cardiff

Cook excited about new era

England captain Alastair Cook remains tight-lipped about his XI for the first Ashes Test, adding he's keen to put the 2013-14 Ashes whitewash behind him.


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Clarke on the Australia, and England, XI

Michael Clarke may not be prepared to reveal his own XI but he thinks he knows England's, and he fields more queries about Ashes sledging


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Aussies prepared to urn it

The tourists have been busy putting the final touches on their preparation for the first Test in Cardiff


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Ashes preparation given a Royal boost

Prince Charles was on hand as Australia's Adam Voges came to grips with the terrorising pace and swing of Mitch Johnson and James Anderson paid tribute to 'Ryno'


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Preview: Mic'd up with Meg

Get an insight into Southern Stars training with captain Meg Lanning and keep an eye out for more videos coming soon


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From the Vault: A very Warnie Christmas

Things couldn't have gone much better for Shane Warne in 1994's Boxing Day Test, with six wickets in the first innings and a hat-trick in the second


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Cummins relishing red-ball return

NSW quick Pat Cummins spoke with cricket.com.au just a day before he received his shock call-up to Australia's Ashes squad


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Ryno's entire 2013-14 Ashes haul

To commemorate Ryan Harris's retirement, re-live all 22 wickets the full-hearted quick snared against England last time around


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Hazlewood finds groove, as Harris bids farewell

Ryan Harris's shock retirement dampened the mood in Chelmsford, but it didn't stop Josh Hazlewood orchestrating a big win for Australia


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Ryan Harris' retirement press conference

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris explains his decision to retire from all forms of cricket effective immediately


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Explosive start to day four

Essex made a flying start to the run chase on the final day in Chelmsford before Starc and Hazlewood hit back


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Ryno's last walk as international cricketer

RAW VISION: Ryan Harris walks around the Essex County Cricket ground with Bupa Support Team doctor Peter Brukner ahead of his retirement announcement