Ashes

Joe Root will captain England's Test side regardless of their new head coach, Ashley Giles has confirmed. Test skipper Root came under pressure in the recent Ashes series as England…
Joe Root remains the obvious candidate to serve as England Test captain, according to former skipper Andrew Strauss. Root's side concluded a thrilling Ashes battle against Australia with a series-levelling…
So, what did exactly did the 2019 Ashes series tell us? Steve Smith can definitely bat, Jofra Archer is seriously quick and no cause is ever seemingly lost when Ben…
Australia coach Justin Langer believes opener David Warner will benefit from playing cricket away from Stuart Broad in the coming months after the England bowler got "into his head". Warner…
The Ashes battle is over for this year - England fought hard and made sure they avoided a series defeat on home soil, but a 2-2 result sees Australia retain …
Steve Smith certainly produced some eye-catching performances for Australia during the 2019 Ashes. The world's top-ranked batsman in the longest format excelled in the five-match series, contributing 774 runs at…
The 2019 Ashes certainly lived up to the pre-series hype. England and Australia had no shortage of talent on display but also glaring holes in both sides were exposed over…
Steve Smith admitted he was "cooked" after helping Australia retain the Ashes with a 2-2 series draw against England. Smith made his lowest score of the series – 23 –…
Trevor Bayliss praised England's character and felt a drawn Ashes series against Australia was a "fair" result. England secured a 135-run victory in the fifth Test at The Oval on…
Ben Stokes suggested an Ashes series draw was a fair result and was not interested in entertaining "what ifs" for England after they beat Australia in the fifth Test. England…
Captain Tim Paine acknowledged there were "mixed emotions" after Australia retained the Ashes but failed to win the series in England. Paine's men became the first Australia team to retain…
Steve Smith insists he will continue to work to get better despite an outstanding series for Australia as they retained the Ashes in England. Former captain Smith, making his Test…
Tim Paine joked he will enrol on an umpiring course after conceding Australia are having "a mare" with their reviews during the Ashes. Australia finished day three of the fifth…
Joe Denly missed out on a first Test century but the England batsman could still reflect on a "pretty special couple of days" on the field and in his personal…
Joe Denly narrowly missed out on a first Test century but England punished the Australia attack to close day three of the fifth and final Ashes Test with a 382-run…
Joe Denly and Ben Stokes pressed home England's advantage with an unbroken century stand in a wicket-less afternoon session on day three of the final Ashes Test at The Oval.…
Nathan Lyon dismissed Rory Burns and Joe Root but England were in a strong position at lunch on day three of the final Ashes Test at The Oval. Lyon removed…
Australia star Steve Smith accepted he was tricked by Jonny Bairstow during day two of the fifth Ashes Test against England. Bairstow fooled Smith into diving to make his ground,…
Australia star Steve Smith accepted he was tricked by Jonny Bairstow during day two of the fifth Ashes Test against England. Bairstow fooled Smith into diving to make his ground,…
Jofra Archer could sense Steve Smith was not at his best at The Oval, where England denied Australia's Ashes hero a fourth three-figure score of a remarkable series. Smith, who…
Marnus Labuschagne denied Australia have let their intensity levels slip after retaining the Ashes despite England dominating day two of the final Test. After Rory Burns saw a poor lbw…
Jofra Archer claimed six wickets as England took control of the fifth and final Ashes Test on day two as they look to draw the series with Australia having already…
David Warner has endured a torrid Ashes series, with the contrast between his performances and that of team-mate Steve Smith could hardly be greater. Warner was dismissed for scores of…
Steve Smith recorded his 10th consecutive score of 50 or more against England as he remained at the crease at tea on day two of the fifth and final Ashes…
David Warner set an unwanted record when he failed again on day two of the final Ashes Test, but Australia talisman Steve Smith was unbeaten at lunch after Jofra Archer's…
Mitchell Marsh claimed a maiden five-wicket Test haul as Australia bowled England out for 294 before David Warner failed again early in the morning session on day two of the…
Jos Buttler decided it was time to "take the shackles off and play with a smile on my face" as his counter-attacking knock raised England's spirits after a batting collapse…
Mitchell Marsh admitted he was like a "kid at Christmas" ahead of day one at The Oval before taking advantage of his recall to put Australia on top in the…
Recalled all-rounder Mitchell Marsh claimed four wickets as England collapsed before Jos Buttler made a counter-attacking unbeaten half-century to frustrate Australia on day one the final Ashes Test at The…
Australia took two wickets in the afternoon session but England captain Joe Root had an unbeaten half-century at tea after being dropped three times on day one of the fifth …
Joe Root was let off the hook by Peter Siddle and Tim Paine as England made a positive start to the final Ashes Test at The Oval. Siddle, brought back…
Mitchell Starc dropped out of Australia's team for the final Ashes Test, with Tim Paine's visitors making two changes. Australia arrived at The Oval with the Ashes already secure following…
Australia will attempt to rub salt in England's wounds by securing a first Ashes series away win since 2001 at The Oval. The tourists retained the urn with an 185-run…
Mitchell Marsh has been preferred to vice-captain Travis Head in the only change to Australia's squad for the final Ashes Test at The Oval. All-rounder Marsh will make his first…
Joe Root insists Jason Roy has not reached the end of the road in his Test career after the batsman was dropped by England for the final Ashes match against…
Jason Roy has been dropped from England's side for the final Ashes Test at The Oval after his poor form throughout the series, with Ben Stokes passed fit to bat.…
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