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.

May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017

Lehmann plays down Ashes strike threat

National coach Darren Lehmann admitted Thursday a bitter pay dispute will be a distraction for Australia at next month's ICC Champions Trophy, but played down a boycott of this year's Ashes series.

May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Aus board threatens players with unemployment

Australia's cricket board has warned players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement in an escalation of a protracted and increasingly bitter pay dispute.

May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

New Perth Stadium not ready for Ashes

The new Perth Stadium will not be finished in time for the third Ashes test between Australia and England in December and the match will therefore be hosted at the traditional WACA ground, Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday.

April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017

‘We're prepared for Aussie pace rampage’

Joe Root knows just how damaging a rampaging Australian pace attack can be having experienced first-hand the devastation wreaked on England by Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris during his maiden Ashes tour in 2013-14.

April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017

‘Aussie pace battery will terrify England’

Former Australia firebrand Brett Lee says the current crop of "once-in-a-generation" pace-bowling talent will put the fear into England's batsmen come next summer's Ashes.

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Day-night Ashes Test under discussion

Discussions over whether Australia will host England in a first day-night Ashes cricket Test next year are taking place but nothing has been decided yet, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.

November 1, 2016
November 1, 2016

Botham slams 'ridiculous' English day/night Test

Ian Botham has hit out at the "appalling" prospect of a first day/night Test in England, saying the "ridiculous" plan risks damaging cricket's flagship format.

August 31, 2016
August 31, 2016

Why England's decision to tour Bangladesh is right

Bangladesh is facing a critical moment in its history - certainly its cricketing history - is apparent.

August 2, 2016
August 2, 2016

Lehmann to coach Aus till WC '19

Cricket Australia says it has extended the contract of head coach Darren Lehmann until October 2019 to keep him in place during the next Ashes.

August 1, 2016
August 1, 2016

Lehmann's tenure extended until 2019

Darren Lehmann has extended his contract as Australia's head coach until 2019 to cover the World Cup and the Ashes series in England that year.