Ireland are blowing England away in Cricket

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The earliest photo of young William with a bat in hand is as a grumpy eight-year-old who had just been dismissed playing for Killyclooney a while before he moved down the road to Donemana and scored a half-century in the Irish Cup final in 2000.

"In hindsight I shouldn't have played but when you get an opportunity to play Test cricket it is one you want to take".

"Names r okay bt never got the idea about these random numbers in cricket.could still live with it in ODIs n T20s bt spare tests.names r fine bt w/o numbers @ICC", another fan tweeted.

The first Test of the 2013 Ashes series was noted as a dramatic match with the advantage swinging between the two sides, culminating in a close result. Joe Root's side were humiliated 4-0 by Australia 18 months ago but will be eagerly waiting to complete an unprecedented double by taking enough motivation from their World Cup triumph with victory in the Ashes.

Langer acknowledges Wade's hard work could yet be rewarded as he prepares to be involved in a clash between Australia and Australia A ahead of an announcement of the team for the first Ashes Test, which starts on August 1.

Shane Warne has given strong backing to Steve Waugh's new role with the Australian Test cricket team, despite their well-known friction.

Burns is an opener by trade but has shown he's also capable of batting further down if a new No.3 was needed for Edgbaston. He has nine first class hundreds playing for Surrey, but in the middle-order.

Pat Cummins bowled Steven Smith off an inside edge. This was the third time they had won by an innings in the series - the first time a touring side had ever won three Tests by an innings during a single series.

Burns, who has been charged with filling Sir Alastair Cook's shoes, made his Test debut on last winter's Tour of Sri Lanka, and his appearance against Ireland could provide him with the chance to make the opening three-figure salvo of his six-match England career.

With the final Ashes squad to be named after, Paine said it would be no gentle hit in the park.

"He just keeps doing it", Langer said of the Tasmanian's run-making exploits.

Langer was even pleased with a "pretty good" World Cup campaign which ended in semi-final defeat.

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