Jason Gillespie

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Dec 12

Street-smart Pat Cummins can give the Waca a roaring Ashes farewell | Jason Gillespie

Fast bowler is a pleasure to watch having cleverly recalibrated after injury to resemble a 50-cap veteran as he prepares to pepper England in the third TestIt was during the second Ashes Test at the Waca in 1998 that I experienced one of the most impor…

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Dec 07

James Vince can look a million bucks with his drives but he’s an enigma | Jason Gillespie

England’s No3 is vulnerable through that slightly open bat face, while Alastair Cook’s Ashes game plan against the spinner Nathan Lyon isn’t clear, which is puzzling for a champion cricketer about to play his 150th Test in PerthJoe Root’s optimism afte…

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Dec 01

‘It’s cricket. We’re not trying to save the world’: Darren Lehmann in conversation with Jason Gillespie

As the Australia coach prepares for the second Ashes Test, he chats to our columnist about their love of cricket, time together on the pitch and his nine years at Yorkshire. And drinking champagne out of a helmet before batting …Jason Gillespie Mate, I…

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Nov 30

England must forget Ben Stokes and focus on Adelaide, Smith and Starc | Jason Gillespie

Stokes’ New Zealand trip is a sideshow – what matters for England in the Ashes is working out how to dismiss Steve Smith and how to counter Mitchell Starc’s pink-ball expertiseLet’s be honest, Joe Root and his players needed the Ben Stokes issue resurf…

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Nov 27

Bairstow storm in teacup shows Australia still know how to get under England skins | Jason Gillespie

There is of course a line you do not cross but if you can get a batsman’s mind not 100% focused on what is his primary job then it’s fair game for meJonny Bairstow is an engaging cricketer who I know well from my time at Yorkshire. It was simply his qu…

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Nov 22

Why Chris Woakes can be England’s danger man in the Ashes | Jason Gillespie

Australia’s pace attack are getting all the hype but Woakes has added a yard of pace to his prodigious swing bowling and can be a potent weapon for EnglandWelcome to the Gabbatoir, where for the past 29 years Australia have been unbeatable in Test cric…

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Oct 27

England must draw a line under Ben Stokes and learn to cope without him | Jason Gillespie

England’s star all-rounder is not on the plane and is not going to play – and given he is irreplaceable the management needs to focus on a Plan B with the first Ashes Test under a month awayThere is less than a month to go before England step out into …

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