Ashes

Australia aim to pour cold water on England's summer

England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years.

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

Australia drop Khawaja, recall Smith

Australia have dropped top order batsman Usman Khawaja for the fourth Ashes test against England and recalled Steve Smith in their 12-man side after the former captain recovered from concussion.

July 30, 2019
July 30, 2019

Australia aim to pour cold water on England's summer

England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years.

February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

No evidence of Ashes match-fixing, says ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) says that it had found no evidence of match fixing in the third Ashes test between Australia and England last year.

January 4, 2018
January 4, 2018

Australia snare Cook on review to rock England

Australia claimed the big wicket of Alastair Cook to take the early ascendancy on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017

Stokes signs for Canterbury amidst speculation of England return

Suspended England allrounder Ben Stokes signs with New Zealand provincial side Canterbury, fuelling speculation he is preparing for a dramatic Ashes call-up.

November 25, 2017
November 25, 2017

Smith's masterful ton gives Aussies the edge

Steve Smith produces a defiant unconquered century as Australia take the edge in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Saturday.

August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017

Root warns England new boys to expect Ashes barrage

England captain Joe Root warns his team's emerging young stars to expect a barrage of abuse "which hits you like a train" when they face old rivals Australia.

May 28, 2017
May 28, 2017

Government ready to mediate in Aus pay row

Sports Minister Greg Hunt says the federal government is prepared to provide mediation between Cricket Australia and players over the pay-dispute stalemate.

May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017

Smith plays down talk of Ashes strike

Australia captain Steve Smith has played down a tense stand-off in pay negotiations between the players' union and the national cricket board, saying his team is highly motivated to cut a deal and play the Ashes against England.

May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017

Aus board gambled on players' greed and lost

Australia's cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert an Ashes boycott, former captain Ian Chappell says.