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Ashes head to head: the keepers and spinners
Nathan Lyon has a pivotal role to play for Australia. If he can keep England quiet, he will get in amongst the wickets and ease the burden on Australia's pace attack

Having already looked at the top order and the middle order, we now turn our attentions to the Ashes head to head: the keeper...

Following on from our first Ashes head to head, we bring you the second in the series, this time Ashes head to head: the midd... Ashes head to head: the middle order