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A Deadly Blow: Andrew Symonds dies in Car Crash

ESPN News Item, 15 May 2022

Andrew Symonds, the former Australian allrounder who played in 26 Tests and 198 ODIs in an international career spanning from 1998 through 2009, has died in a car accident in Queensland.
Symonds was 46 and was involved in an accident outside Townsville where he lived in retirement.

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Australian Cricket Squads for Sri Lankan Tours: Meditations

Alex Malcolm for ESPNcricinfo, 6 April 2022, where the title reads “Australia open to being creative if Sri Lanka Tests call for third spinner”

Selectors may ponder batting Ashton Agar batting at No. 7 if conditions dictate a different balance of team.

Australia could consider playing five specialist bowlers plus an allrounder in Sri Lanka as a way of sneaking three spinners into the side for back-to-back Tests in Galle.

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