The Ashes 2010 countdown: 15 days to go - starring The Ashes Podcast

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摘要:England's batting line-up 4.33pm: In response to some below-the-line debate

England's batting line-up

4.33pm:
In response to some below-the-line debate, I should clearly have included a link earlier to the story that . Reports say that the treatment for the clots and for shortness of breath have been successful, but preclude long-haul flights.

An up and coming England batting prospect who gets some play on the ECB's own site today is Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale. He tells that he "can't wait" for the Australia trip.

The Ashes Podcast Video

11.15am:
- which some people call Vodcasts - is shorter than , but, er, more visual....

Zaltzman assesses Australia

10.58am:
Cricinfo's Andy Zaltzman runs the rule over the Aussies in

Sample: Of Hilfenhaus he says: "If Australia pick him and Bollinger, they will lose. The last time they picked two seam bowlers with tri-syllabic surnames – Gillespie and Kasprowicz in 2005 – they lost."

(Hat-tip to btl)

Not the Ashes: More Zulqarnain Haider

10.57am:
Dileep Premachandran asks:

The Ashes Podcast

10.00am:
Here it is, , starring Mike Brearley, Mike Selvey and Vic Marks and hosted by Miles Jupp, recorded with a live audience at the Guardian's Kings Place HQ.

Mike Brearley recalls the daunting experience of arriving in Australia for the first time with the England team; Vic Marks explains why Kevin Pietersen will thrive on the abuse he gets from home supporters, and Mike Selvey boldly outlines why England should be favourites to retain the Ashes.

The Cook conundrum

David Hopps today focuses on how . Although the headline is slightly misleading as it is a play on the fact that the England coach spent his free day rock climbing. On Cook he seems pretty certain:

It's only two innings into the tour. We have two more preparation games for him to spend some time in the middle and I expect him to do so. He is a quality batsman with a really good Test record and a strong bloke. Confidence going into a Test is important but we are pretty clear about most spots.

Popgun Poms

With more than a little disrespect to Tim Bresnan, Chris Tremlett and Monty Panesar, the Sydney Morning Herald today berates England for planning to send the likely Test bowlers to Brisbane next week rather than to Hobart to play against Australia A, leaving the match to those who would like to force their way into the Ashes line-up:

England are likely to play what is assumed to be England's First Test line-up at Adelaide in the warm up game which starts at 11.30pm (GMT) tonight. David Hopps will be reporting from there tomorrow morning.

Sydney Harbour

Meanwhile the Australians seem to be taking their own team selections Very Seriously. The squad for the first test will be unveiled at a "Major Free Public Event on Sydney Harbour, Monday 15 November", says the Australia release.

The squad will be announced against the world-famous backdrop of Sydney's Circular Quay and cricket fans should get down to First Fleet Park well before the 11.30am announcement time...Depending on selection, it is envisaged that around eight players will be on stage and available for autographs and interview afterwards. Captain Ricky Ponting, Vice-captain Michael Clarke and a host of other Australian Test stars will be present.

Not the Ashes: Zulqarnain Haider

, but is keeping what he knows close to his chest until he feels that he and his family are safe. He did speak to the police and he also .

highlighted . Here is , which we highlighted in . We will keep you up to date with any developments today.

Updates

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