- Updates from the opening day of play at the Oval
- The Spin podcast, with special guest David Gower
- Any thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft
Your reading list for this unit is, as ever, topped by Vic Marks. And he does a finer job than I of making the case for this Test to not be regarded as a dead rubber.
The Ashes may be gone but the notion of a dead rubber seldom applies when England meet Australia. A Test match between these two nations has a life of its own. There is now the added incentive of points in the Test Championship (no irony intended here, let’s give it a go) and a drawn series would be a welcome rarity in Ashes cricket.
There’s still a good 40 minutes or so before the toss, plenty of time to get in and out of a Spin.
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Ashes 2019: England v Australia, fifth Test day one – live!