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After spending the last 12 weeks being battered and bruised at the hands of Australia, Stuart Broad could be forgiven for wishing he was already back at home.

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Nottinghamshire 328 Warwickshire 121 &amp; 152<i> (Notts win by an innings and 55 runs)</i>

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Australia keep on winning but have lost that magic touch

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Australia legend Shane Warne ranks England 's Graeme Swann as the world's most improved cricketer and believes he has the ability to spin his side to a famous Ashes victory this winter.

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Steyn leads way as India are routed

South Africa 558-6 dec India 233 & 319 <i>(SA won by an innings and 6 runs)</i>

Broad the key to balance for England

The balance of England's team for tomorrow's first Test has long been a vexed question - and Stuart Broad is a pivotal figure in the selectors' deliberations.

Yet another failure from Bopara and it may be six and out

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Bell the centurion keeps himself in shop window

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Toothless attack needs rejuvenated Harmison

No doubt about the England bowler who has made the biggest strides during this summer's first Ashes Test. Take a bow Steve Harmison and start thinking about the possibility of a long drive south to London.

Harmison falls off pace near the end of long run

In St Kitts at the start of England's tour, Stephen Harmison voiced his worst fear. "The odd doubt does come into your mind," he said. "But hopefully it's just that wicket and not me getting old."

ECB debate role of Test cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board have begun considering the proposals for the future of Test match cricket following a summit meeting between influential figures in the game.

Swann fits the bill so Monty must go down pecking order

There are occasions when somebody simply looks the right fit for big-time sport. This is nothing to do with outstanding talent, though that always helps, but involves conviction, knowledge, wisdom, intelligence and the certainty that because of all those qualities you have learned your craft.

Players will not be 'forced' back to India, insists Miller

Critical security report due today but chief selector only wants really focused players
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