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Nick Houlthas sent this from Brisbane:

England woke up to a headline screaming “Bodyline” in the Brisbane Courier Mail leaving them with one final message of what to expect in this Ashes series.

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England finalised their team yesterday but would not reveal their batting line up. Moeen Ali is expected to move to six in Stokes’s position ahead of Jonny Bairstow. By contrast Australia arrived at the Gabba with fitness tests for David Warner and Shaun Marsh in the nets. Warner’s stiff neck threatens his place while Marsh has a sore back.

It is important for England to take control of the early narrative given the absence of Stokes and the fact both sides are so evenly matched. The Gabba is Australia’s fortress, it is 31 years canada goose outlet store calgary since they last lost an Ashes Test here and the confidence has covered over the cracks in the team.

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