1. Rain or shine, the Ashes is heating up the old Aussie-Pom rivalry  The Australian Financial Review
  2. Ashes 2019: Steve Smith, Tim Paine photo comes full circle  NEWS.com.au
  3. Ian Chappell blasts Joe Root's Ashes captaincy after Steve Smith blunder  Wide World of Sports
  4. Ashes 2019: Australia vs England, second Test, Lord’s, Joe Root  NEWS.com.au
  5. Ashes 2019: Shane Warne blasts decision to drop James Pattinson from second Test  Fox Sports
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As he has been since day one of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Steve Smith was once again commanding the attention of the camera.As he has been since day one of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Steve Smith was once again commanding the attention of the camera.

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith, Tim Paine photo comes full circle

Inexperienced but well travelled in life, Paine is chasing a victory that will help chart a more open-minded path for those who follow | ESPNcricinfo.comInexperienced but well travelled in life, Paine is chasing a victory that will help chart a more open-minded path for those who follow | ESPNcricinfo.com

Nine years after debut, Paine returns to Lord's for defining Test | ESPNcricinfo.com

If England are to have any chance of winning at Lord’s they need to find a way to get Steve Smith out.If England are to have any chance of winning at Lord’s they need to find a way to get Steve Smith out.

How do you get Steve Smith out? Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott examine ways to stop Australian batting maestro

OPINION: Aussie batsman embarrasses hosts with Christmas day jibe, writes Geoffrey Boycott.OPINION: Aussie batsman embarrasses hosts with Christmas day jibe, writes Geoffrey Boycott.

But just as Australia savours the unfamiliar taste of success in England, the country's reliably unreliable weather shows up to the party.But just as Australia savours the unfamiliar taste of success in England, the country's reliably unreliable weather shows up to the party.

Australian Financial Review

“Oh you lucky cricket lovers - @StuartBroad8 in cracking form for the latest #broadandfry - talk ranging from how test cricketers prepare, to that man @stevesmith49, weird cricketing nicknames and much much more Apple: https://t.co/QhdwRBZXb0 Acast: https://t.co/kO1ghUJ1Xc”

Stephen Fry on Twitter: "Oh you lucky cricket lovers - @StuartBroad8 in cracking form for the latest #broadandfry - talk ranging from how test cricketers prepare, to that man @stevesmith49, weird cricketing nicknames and much much more Apple: https://t.co/QhdwRBZXb0 Acast: https://t.co/kO1ghUJ1Xc"

“Great night at the Australian High Commission function with dani_willis 🇦🇺 https://t.co/VaBNgmk6Kk”

Steve Smith on Twitter: "Great night at the Australian High Commission function with dani_willis 🇦🇺 https://t.co/VaBNgmk6Kk"

“Listen to new ⁦ @BowlologyReport ⁩ 🎙 The Lord’s playing experience tradition, slope, 🥙 Jofra Archers Tests debut👍 How to get Steven Smith out🤔 Matthew “Herb” Elliott 1997 Ashes hero talks some gold from that tour Lords 💯 🥊 at Edgbaston 😂😂 https://t.co/7gsLFQNXBS”

Damien Fleming on Twitter: "Listen to new ⁦ @BowlologyReport ⁩ 🎙 The Lord’s playing experience tradition, slope, 🥙 Jofra Archers Tests debut👍 How to get Steven Smith out🤔 Matthew “Herb” Elliott 1997 Ashes hero talks some gold from that tour Lords 💯 🥊 at Edgbaston 😂😂 https://t.co/7gsLFQNXBS… https://t.co/fVqwxX66Xu"

“Lords Ashes week 👍🙌🏻 https://t.co/Q18JuLIrLC”

Steve Smith on Twitter: "Lords Ashes week 👍🙌🏻 https://t.co/Q18JuLIrLC"

Tim Paine believes Australia have seen Jofra Archer at his fastest but admitted there will be occasions when the paceman will prove problematic.Tim Paine believes Australia have seen Jofra Archer at his fastest but admitted there will be occasions when the paceman will prove problematic.

Ashes 2019: Tim Paine insists Australia are ready for an onslaught from Jofra Archer in second Test | Daily Mail Online

It will not have been an easy time for Joe Root since England went 1-0 down in the Ashes 2019. You get carried away as captain, thinking about the make-up and balance of the team, who should be dropped or recalled, but you have to pass over the form of your players to the coaches and just focus on yourself.It will not have been an easy time for Joe Root since England went 1-0 down in the Ashes 2019. You get carried away as captain, thinking about the make-up and balance of the team, who should be

Rob Key's Ashes column: Score a big hundred and everything will quickly fall into place for Joe Root | London Evening Standard

Australia will tinker with a winning line-up when the Ashes resumes at Lord's as the squad mentality on fast bowlers kicked into action.Australia will tinker with a winning line-up when the Ashes resumes at Lord's as the squad mentality on fast bowlers kicked into action.

There's not much that can stand in Steve Smith's way. Except, England hope, Jack Leach.There's not much that can stand in Steve Smith's way. Except, England hope, Jack Leach.

The Sharjah-born left-armer on bowling at the man who took apart England at Edgbaston and working with Nathan LyonThe Sharjah-born left-armer on bowling at the man who took apart England at Edgbaston and working with Nathan Lyon

Ahmed Raza: the UAE spinner helping Steve Smith and Australia in their Ashes victory bid - The National

The Australian captain has admitted he's slightly intimidated by the legendary status of the Home of Cricket, despite the impeccable lunch menuThe Australian captain has admitted he's slightly intimidated by the legendary status of the Home of Cricket, despite the impeccable lunch menu

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The pair have been mentioned repeatedly in the same breath since Smith hit innings of 144 and 142 during Australia´s 251-run win over England in the first Test at Edgbaston, a triumphant return to Test cricket following a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal.The pair have been mentioned repeatedly in the same breath since Smith hit innings of 144 and 142 during Australia´s 251-run win over England in the first Test at Edgbaston, a triumphant return to Test cricket following a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal.

Smith´s Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons | Sports | thenews.com.pk |

Nine years after his debut at the Home of Cricket, Australia wicket-keeper Tim Paine is all set to return to Lord’s as his country’s captain in an Ashes series.Nine years after his debut at the Home of Cricket, Australia wicket-keeper Tim Paine is all set to return to Lord’s as his country’s captain in an Ashes series.

Paine still in awe of Lord’s history as he returns to site of Test debut

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Joe Root has put his hand up as being partly to blame for England’s struggles to dismiss Steve Smith at Edgbaston, declaring he needs to be more patient at Lord’s. Joe Root has put his hand up as being partly to blame for England’s struggles to dismiss Steve Smith at Edgbaston, declaring he needs to be more patient at Lord’s.

Ashes 2019: Second Test; Joe Root believes England close to cracking Steve Smith | Fox Sports

An Australia batsman with a technique that departs from the coaching manual piling on the runs in the Ashes - England have been here before. An Australia batsman with a technique that departs from the coaching manual piling on the runs in the Ashes - England have been here before.

Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons | Sport24