Cricket Australia has confirmed that third Ashes Test between Australia and England has been shifted to WACA after the new Perth Stadium has failed in its timeline to be ready for hosting the encounter.
Cricket Australia has decided to use Dukes balls in the second part of the 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season in order to prepare the players for the 2019 Ashes series which will be played in the United Kingdom.
Many reasons were put forward to explain Australia’s Ashes defeat: poor selection, but one of the more interesting theories was that not enough of the best Australian cricketers are playing in English county cricket.
If you cast your mind back to the start of the Test match summer, the impending arrival of two of the best sides in the world in New Zealand and Australia caused serious angst and worry among the English cricketing public. Read the 2015 Ashes Review by Rob Johnston.