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Test grounds for 2023 Ashes and 2020 T20 host cities named

The 2023 Ashes Tests have been awarded to the same five grounds as the 2019 edition, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed. Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford will all host England v Australia matches in both series. The ECB also announced the cities that will host the new eight-team Twenty20 tournament in 2020. Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham have been selected for the competition. Both Lord’s and The Oval will host newly created teams in the competition with the Ageas Bowl, Edgbaston,…

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England coach Bayliss to leave after 2019 Ashes

Trevor Bayliss will step down as England coach when his contract expires at the end of the 2019 Ashes. The 55-year-old, who was appointed in 2015, has just seen his side beaten 4-0 in Australia, but told England director of cricket Andrew Strauss of his plans a year ago. “I’m contracted to September 2019 and that will see me out,” the Australian told BBC Sport. “I’ve always felt that it’s time for a change around that four-year mark.” He added: “A new voice and a different approach reinvigorates things.” Bayliss…

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Headbutts, heroes and leaf blowers: Our Ashes winners and losers

Media playback is not supported on this device The Ashes have been won, Australia have lifted the urn in Sydney and England have once again had a miserable trip down under. There are, though, other prizes to be dished out. Before we start, it’s taken as a given that Steve Smith is player of the series, the Australian of the year and Time magazine’s man of the decade. Here are BBC Sport’s winners and losers of the 2017-18 Ashes series. Moment of the series It may be that this series…

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Ashes: Australia beat England by innings & 123 runs to seal 4-0 series win

Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground (day five of five) England 346 (Root 83) & 180 (Root 58 retired hurt, Cummins 4-39) Australia 649-7 dec (Khawaja 171, S Marsh 156, M Marsh 101) Australia won by an innings and 123 runs; won Ashes 4-0 Scorecard England’s awful Ashes ended with a huge defeat in Sydney as Australia completed a 4-0 series win. The tourists were bowled out for 180 to lose by an innings and 123 runs on the fifth day of the final Test. England captain Joe Root spent…

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Ashes: England captain Joe Root treated in hospital for severe dehydration

England captain Joe Root has been treated in hospital after suffering from severe dehydration, diarrhoea and vomiting. Temperatures reached 47.3C on Sunday, the hottest day in Sydney for 79 years. Root, 27, is on his way to the Sydney Cricket Ground before the final day of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia. He did not resume his innings on 42 not out when play began at 23:30 GMT, but is expected to bat at some point as England attempt to save the game. Follow live updates from day five in…

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England's Ashes torment set to end – but what next for Vince after 'atrocious shots'?

Media playback is not supported on this device England’s long – and often painful – Ashes tour down under could be over by the time cricket fans in the UK tuck into their cornflakes on Monday morning. Barring some final-day defiance from skipper Joe Root, Australia will complete a 4-0 series victory overnight. No longer will England fans face going to bed worried that Steve Smith will still be at the crease when they wake. Or that Nathan Lyon has found prodigious turn from a pitch which, hours earlier, had…

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