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Thursday's Ashes gossip column

Stuart Broad
Watch out Australia...

BREAKING GOSSIP

1300: Former Australia batsman and multiple Ashes winner Mark Waugh says England paceman Stuart Broad "is a great competitor who is prepared to get up people's noses", adding "Broad is probably one of the main danger men for us."
Full story: Daily Mirror

0845: Queensland paceman Ryan Harris has thrown his hat into the ring for Ashes selection in the Bulls' Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania at Bellerive Oval. Harris claimed 5-72 as the Tigers were bowled out for 196 just before lunch. Queensland replied with 254-9, Ben Hilfenhaus snaring 3-82.
Full story: Tasmania Mercury

0840: Australia's New South Wales players enjoyed mixed fortunes on day two of their match against Queensland. Nathan Hauritz again went wicketless, Shane Watson made 20 and Brad Haddin just two. But Michael Clarke struck an unbeaten 71.
Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

0830: Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Roebuck believes Kevin Pietersen's meticulous, dedicated preparation for the Ashes could mean an end to his poor run in Test cricket and thus spell bad news for Australia.
Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

OTHER GOSSIP

Ricky Ponting has warned England that they will find it "hard to come to grips" with the pace and bounce of the Gabba pitch despite their extensive preparation for the Ashes.
Full story: Cricinfo

Australia's full-time selector Greg Chappell has given off-spinner Nathan Hauritz some encouragement, declaring that he would not favour an all-pace attack for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
Full story: Cricinfo

Australia are attempting to get their own fans onside for the Ashes by unveiling their squad for the first Test at a showbiz-style event at Sydney Harbour, in front of the Opera House, on Monday. Cricket Australia hope for a big turn-out and will ensure eight of the squad are present to meet supporters.
Full story: Daily Mail

Mike Hussey is the most striking name on a list of four batsmen who will start the Ashes series with their places under threat, according to the former Australia strokemaker Mark Waugh - who is also worried by the form of Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Hauritz, two members of the Australia attack.
Full story: the Guardian


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see also
Wednesday's Ashes gossip column
10 Nov 10 |  Cricket
Tuesday's Ashes gossip column
09 Nov 10 |  Cricket
Monday's Ashes gossip column
08 Nov 10 |  Cricket
Sunday's Ashes gossip column
07 Nov 10 |  Cricket
Saturday's Ashes gossip column
06 Nov 10 |  Cricket
England in Australia 2010-11
08 Oct 09 |  Cricket


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