In pics: Australia, England prepare for Ashes opener

Updated: February 28, 2015, 7:31 PM IST
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  • Michael Clarke and Nathan Lyon of Australia during a function in Brisbane, Australia.

    Michael Clarke and Nathan Lyon of Australia during a function in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Mitchell Johnson sporting a new look as he is almost certain to play the Ashes opener on Thursday.

    Mitchell Johnson sporting a new look as he is almost certain to play the Ashes opener on Thursday.

  • England captain Alastair Cook speaks with coach Andy Flower during an England nets session at The Gabba in Brisbane.

    England captain Alastair Cook speaks with coach Andy Flower during an England nets session at The Gabba in Brisbane.

  • Kevin Pietersen of England bats during their tour match against the CA Invitational XI on November 14.

    Kevin Pietersen of England bats during their tour match against the CA Invitational XI on November 14.

  • Matt Prior of England practises during an England nets session at The Gabba in Brisbane.

    Matt Prior of England practises during an England nets session at The Gabba in Brisbane.

  • David Warner bats during an Australian nets session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

    David Warner bats during an Australian nets session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

  • James Anderson of England takes a catch during a nets session.

    James Anderson of England takes a catch during a nets session.

  • Coach Darren Lehmann and George Bailey talk during an Australian nets session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

    Coach Darren Lehmann and George Bailey talk during an Australian nets session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

First Published: November 18, 2013, 6:00 PM IST
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