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Gillespie named Sussex head coach
Sussex have named Jason Gillespie as their new head coach on an initial three-year contract.
The Ashes: Big match zone
Analysis, opinion and quizzes from the men that matter. Plus have your say ahead of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England...
Taunts and the tide of history await as England prepare to enter the Gabbatoir
Three decades have passed since England’s last win in Brisbane, and its unique hostility will provide an Ashes baptism of fire for Joe Root’s team

As England’s plane touched down in Brisbane on Sunday the Australia coach, Darren Lehmann, said: “We love playing here.” It is easy to see why, because Australians love winning and at the Gabba they almost always win. England last left victorious in 1986, and Australia lost against West Indies in 1988 but have not been defeated at the Gabba since. Just seven of those 29 Tests have been drawn, two of them by England.

Related: Darren Lehmann calls for unity while Jonny Bairstow backs ‘motivated’ England

Related: Debutant Craig Overton can help England end the Gabba agony | Vic Marks

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Johnson, Vishaul, Permaul star in Guyana's innings win
The victory bolstered Guyana's position at the top of the table with three wins from four games
Cook unlikely to continue after the Ashes - Ponting
Ricky Ponting has cast doubt on Alastair Cook’s international future beyond the upcoming Ashes, drawing comparisons with the end of his own career.
Mumbai, TN keep qualification bids alive
Newly-appointed Baroda captain Deepak Hooda made his first century of the season
Ashes 2017: Jake Ball 'fully fit' and ready and raring to go ahead of first Test
All indications from the tourists' camp are that Ball will play in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, preferred to the uncapped Craig Overton as England's fourth seamer
Australia stars celebrate at the Gabba ahead of the Ashes
Australia's players looked in a confident mood as they put the finishing touches on their preparations for the Ashes series with fielding practice at the Gabba on Monday morning.
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