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The first salvos


Corey Taylor | 12:46am gmt 22 Jun 2009
Shane Watson pulled up stiff after training in the lead-up to Australia's first warm-up match of the tour. In other news, roses were declared to be red, violets blue and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was overheard muttering something about shaking sauce bottles.

Source: Foxsports

In other news, England have picked leg-spinner Adil Rashid in their provisional squad, making him the third spinner included and increasing Engand's lead in the 'Spinner's Ashes' to 3, up from 2. The score is now 3-0.

Michael Vaughan was interviewed by local press and said "Nanny nanny, poo poo, we've got more spinners than you...... Eh? What do you mean I missed out?!"

Source: Sky Sports

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