The Spin | Ashes 2019: 19 things to look out for in the England v Australia series

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From shirt numbers to the Test Championship, via concussion substitutes, bantermime booing and much more 1) At Edgbaston on Thursday, Test cricket will be dragged kicking and screaming into the early 1990s. For the first time, players with have their name and number on the back of their shirts: as in white-ball cricket, Joe Root will wear No 66, proving that the responsibility of captaincy need not get in the way of a popular pun. 2) After years of vetoes and false starts, the all-singing, all-dancing, all-context-providing Test Championship will begin this week. Teams collect points over a …

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