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Warne: Johnson could be the difference in the Ashes

Shane Warne believes the recall of Mitchell Johnson could be the difference between Australia and England once the Ashes get underway. The paceman was left out of the Aussie squad [Read more]

George Bailey to debut in 1st Ashes Test

George Bailey will make his Test debut in the first Ashes match at Brisbane after being named in the 12-man squad by the Australian selectors. The 31-year-old has impressed in [Read more]

Clarke: Australian Ashes team picks itself

Michael Clarke believes his team are in fine form heading into the opening Ashes Test of the winter and has said that the XI picks itself. England may be using [Read more]

Cook and Carberry serve up a treat in Ashes warm-up

England named a strong team in their second warm-up match ahead of this winter's Ashes and were rewarded with a fine opening day in Hobart. Captain Alastair Cook had been [Read more]

Cook: My captaincy record speaks for itself

Alastair Cook has laughed off suggestions of negativity and boring cricket as the sledging gets underway early in Australia. Shane Warne has accused the England captain of lacking imagination in [Read more]

England toil without star names in Perth

Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad sat out England's opening tour match at the WACA this morning (October 31st). The skipper was expected to miss the warm-up as he [Read more]

Stuart Broad: Bring on the Aussie boos

Stuart Broad has confirmed his status as Australia's public enemy number one ahead of the Ashes by reigniting his war of words with Darren Lehmann. The paceman caused controversy in [Read more]

AB de Villiers moves to number one spot

South Africa's AB de Villiers has replaced teammate Hashim Amla at the top of the ICC Test rankings. A fantastic 164 in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai, which [Read more]

Michael Clarke ‘will be ready for Ashes opener’

Australia captain Michael Clarke has handed his teammates a big boost by recovering quickly from a back injury. He had been a doubt for the first Ashes Test of the [Read more]

Joe Root rewarded with central contract

Joe Root has been named among the 11 players centrally contracted to the England and Wales Cricket Board for 2013/14. The Yorkshire opener only won his first cap last year, [Read more]