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  • Lyth: I'll return stronger

    Adam Lyth admits he was 'disappointed' to miss out on England's tour of the Middle East to face Pakistan this autumn but believes he will return to the Test side a better player in the future.

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  • Pietersen admits snub was right call

    Kevin Pietersen was thrilled to see England reclaim the Ashes this summer and accepts their performance went some way to vindicating his own exile.

    Friday September 25 2015, 00:22 BST
    Kevin Pietersen: Misses playing Test cricket
  • Test recall for Samit Patel

    Samit Patel has earned a recall to the England Test squad three years on from his last cap after Zafar Ansari was ruled out with a dislocated left thumb.

    Wednesday September 23 2015, 18:58 BST
    Samit Patel: Recalled by England
  • Wood earns central contract

    Seamer Mark Wood has earned his first central contract with England, the ECB has announced.

    Wednesday September 23 2015, 12:56 BST
    Mark Wood: Has been awarded a central contract
  • Haddin to take up coaching

    Former Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is to move into coaching after announcing his retirement last week.

    Friday September 18 2015, 13:19 BST
    Brad Haddin is set for a coaching role after hanging up his gloves
  • Lamb wary of England success

    Allan Lamb fears England's Ashes heroes could be in for a rude awakening over the next few months.

    Wednesday September 16 2015, 17:06 BST
    England captain Alastair Cook: Expected to have some tricky months ahead
  • Teenager Clarke in Lions squad

    Worcestershire's teenage wicketkeeper Joe Clarke has been included in the England Lions squad for the winter tour programme.

    Wednesday September 16 2015, 15:36 BST
    Worcestershire wicketkeeper Joe Clarke only turned 19 in May
  • Waiting game for Zafar Ansari

    England must wait to discover whether Zafar Ansari will be able to join them after all on the Test tour to face Pakistan.

    Wednesday September 16 2015, 12:06 BST
    Zafar Ansari: Could miss England's tour to play Pakistan
  • No Pakistan recall for Amir

    Mohammad Amir will be absent against England for both Pakistan and Pakistan A in the United Arab Emirates.

    Wednesday September 16 2015, 11:59 BST
    Mohammad Amir: No place in the Pakistan squad
  • Ansari injury blow after call-up

    Zafar Ansari suffered an open dislocation of the thumb on his bowling hand just hours after earning a first call-up to England's Test squad.

    Tuesday September 15 2015, 23:06 BST
    Zafar Ansari: Called up by England
  • Ansari: Consistency is key

    Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari believes it is his consistency that has earned him a call-up to the England Test squad.

    Tuesday September 15 2015, 14:00 BST
    Zafar Ansari delighted to have been given his chance with England
  • Australia win ODI series

    England's batsmen stumbled at the final hurdle to gift Australia the Royal London one-day series.

    Sunday September 13 2015, 16:04 BST
    John Hastings celebrates dismissing James Taylor
  • Aussies concerned for Morgan

    England and Australia were united in concern for Eoin Morgan after the home captain was floored by a 90mph bouncer in the Royal London series decider.

    Sunday September 13 2015, 17:45 BST
    Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith show concern for Eoin Morgan
  • Farbrace: Attitude the key

    Paul Farbrace believes England have finally got their attitude to one-day cricket right, by giving it equal status with the Test game.

    Saturday September 12 2015, 16:22 BST
    Paul Farbrace: Success in one-day cricket important
  • Maxwell: Catch rule makes no sense

    Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has revealed he disagrees with the ruling that allowed him to make a sensational boundary catch against England at Headingley.

    Saturday September 12 2015, 13:10 BST
    Glenn Maxwell completes his amazing catch
  • England set up series decider

    England defied the all-round excellence of Australia's Glenn Maxwell as they squared the Royal London one-day series with a record chase at Headingley.

    Friday September 11 2015, 18:28 BST
    David Willey dismisses Australia captain Steven Smith
  • Morgan praises record chase

    Post-match reaction to England's three-wicket victory over Australia at Headingley.

    Friday September 11 2015, 19:52 BST
    Eoin Morgan hits out on his way to 92 at Headingley
  • Maxwell takes stunning catch

    Australia bowler Pat Cummins hailed Glenn Maxwell as one of "the best in the world" after his remarkable display of catching at Headingley.

    Friday September 11 2015, 22:17 BST
    Glenn Maxwell takes a stunner at Headingley
  • Warner out of Bangladesh Tests

    Australia opener David Warner will have to sit out next month's two-Test series in Bangladesh due to a fractured left thumb.

    Friday September 11 2015, 15:46 BST
    David Warner injured his thumb during the second one-day international last week
  • Adil Rashid focus on England

    Adil Rashid may have to get used to missing big moments with Yorkshire as he continues trying to carve out a permanent role in the England side.

    Thursday September 10 2015, 15:59 BST
    Adil Rashid (l): Looking to nail down an England spot
  • Australia could rest Starc

    Australia are contemplating taking Mitchell Starc out of the firing line as their gruelling tour of England continues to take a physical toll.

    Thursday September 10 2015, 16:05 BST
    Mitchell Starc: Could be rested by Australia
  • Woakes to miss out due to injury

    England all-rounder Chris Woakes will miss the last two matches of the Royal London one-day series against Australia with a thigh injury.

    Thursday September 10 2015, 11:12 BST
    England's Chris Woakes: Will miss the final two games
  • James Anderson targets return

    England paceman James Anderson is confident he will play for Lancashire before the end of the season following recovery from injury.

    Wednesday September 9 2015, 22:13 BST
    James Anderson: Nearing a return to action
  • Haddin: Hunger had gone

    Brad Haddin admitted he lost his hunger for cricket during the Ashes tour as he became the latest member of Australia's conquered squad to announce his international retirement.

    Wednesday September 9 2015, 12:26 BST
    Brad Haddin of Australia looks on during the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge
  • England win to keep alive series

    James Taylor's maiden international hundred was decisive as England trounced Australia by 93 runs at Old Trafford to stay in with a chance of winning the Royal London Series.

    Tuesday September 8 2015, 21:24 BST
    Glenn Maxwell walks off after being caught by Jonny Bairstow
  • Happy birthday for Onions

    A review of the rest of Wednesday's County Championship action as Graham Onions celebrated his birthday with five wickets.

    Wednesday September 9 2015, 19:42 BST
    Graham Onions: Celebrated his birthday with five wickets
  • Morgan hails England trio

    England captain Eoin Morgan praised the contribution of centurion James Taylor and spin twins Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali as England secured a 93-run success against Australia in the third game of the Royal London Series at Old Trafford.

    Tuesday September 8 2015, 22:34 BST
    James Taylor hits out in the third ODI against Australia
  • Finch back in Aussie line-up

    Aaron Finch will return to international cricket, for the first time since Australia's victory in the World Cup final, grateful to have the opportunity to represent his country again.

    Monday September 7 2015, 19:31 BST
    Aaron Finch returns to the Australia side
  • Bayliss focused on third ODI

    England coach Trevor Bayliss says it is time to move on from Ben Stokes' controversial dismissal in the second one-day international against Australia as his side prepare for their latest clash on Tuesday.

    Monday September 7 2015, 14:56 BST
    England coach Trevor Bayliss: Focused on the next ODI
  • Stokes: Time to move on

    Ben Stokes is hoping there is no "bad blood" between England and Australia in the rest of the Royal London Series, following his controversial dismissal for obstructing the field.

    Monday September 7 2015, 16:49 BST
    Ben Stokes of England speaks with umpire Tim Robinson
  • Bairstow in, Buttler rested

    Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow has replaced wicketkeeper Jos Buttler for the remainder of England's Royal London one-day international series against Australia.

    Sunday September 6 2015, 22:49 BST
    Jonny Bairstow will replace Joss Buttler behind the stumps
  • Watson retires from Test cricket

    Australia all-rounder Shane Watson says he has lost the "fight" to continue his Test cricket career after announcing his decision to follow captain Michael Clarke into retirement at the age of 34.

    Sunday September 6 2015, 13:56 BST
    Australia's Shane Watson has retired from Test cricket
  • Bailey insists Aussies were right

    Australia's George Bailey insists the Lord's officials were entirely vindicated in arriving at the "basic" and correct decision to give Ben Stokes out obstructing the field.

    Sunday September 6 2015, 10:26 BST
    George Bailey
  • Finn: England must move on

    Steven Finn has warned England must beware the folly of being sidetracked by the Lord's controversy over Ben Stokes' dismissal for obstructing the field.

    Sunday September 6 2015, 19:31 BST
    Steven Finn warns that England must not get sidetracked
  • Stewart: Smith will regret it

    Australia skipper Steve Smith may already regret pressing for Ben Stokes to be dismissed for obstructing the field, according to former England captain Alec Stewart.

    Sunday September 6 2015, 10:23 BST
    Eoin Morgan and Steve Smith discuss Ben Stokes' dismissal
  • England beaten amid Stokes row

    England lost by 64 runs, on a controversial day at Lord's, as Australia took a 2-0 lead in the Royal London one-day international series.

    Sunday September 6 2015, 00:16 BST
    Ben Stokes: Only seventh player to be dismissed obstructing the field
  • Warner to miss rest of ODI series

    David Warner will miss the rest of Australia's one-day series against England after breaking his thumb and will be replaced by Aaron Finch.

    Saturday September 5 2015, 21:08 BST
    David Warner's thumb is examined by medical staff
  • Taylor earning his stripes

    James Taylor missed a sixth one-day international 50 by the narrowest margin but is confident he still earned another stripe against Australia in Southampton.

    Friday September 4 2015, 19:52 BST
    James Taylor is dismissed in Southampton
  • Marsh welcomes England approach

    Australia insist they will be more than happy if England stick to their gung-ho gameplan at Lord's - because that way the tourists believe they can take wickets.

    Friday September 4 2015, 11:17 BST
    Mitchell Marsh: Happy to take England on
  • Australia beat England in opener

    England faltered to a 59-run defeat in the first Royal London Series match against Australia as Matthew Wade's bustling batsmanship proved decisive at the Ageas Bowl.

    Thursday September 3 2015, 22:02 BST
    Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates the wicket of England's Adil Rashid
  • Morgan sees room for improvement

    Eoin Morgan admits his England team are on a learning curve, and still well short of the standard set by world champions Australia.

    Friday September 4 2015, 00:28 BST
    England captain Eoin Morgan leaves the field after being dismissed by Shane Watson of Australia
  • Morgan eyes England improvement

    Eoin Morgan hopes his England team can take the next step in their development during the Royal London one-day series against world champions Australia.

    Wednesday September 2 2015, 14:43 BST
    Eoin Morgan and Australia captain Steven Smith hold the Royal London Cup
  • Stokes holds his nerve

    A steely final over from Ben Stokes ensured England claimed NatWest Twenty20 bragging rights over Australia at Cardiff.

    Monday August 31 2015, 18:47 BST
    Stokes is mobbed after one of his run-outs
  • Morgan: Stokes took responsibility

    Post-match reaction to England's five-run victory over Australia in their Twenty20 international.

    Tuesday September 1 2015, 00:58 BST
    Eoin Morgan: Hailed Stokes
  • Morgan: I'm twice the man

    Some sportsmen swear there is no substitute for match practice but England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan believes he is "twice the man" he was before an unscheduled month off.

    Sunday August 30 2015, 15:21 BST
    Eoin Morgan: Feels better for having a break
  • Stoinis handed Australia debut

    Australia will hand a debut to Victoria all-rounder Marcus Stoinis when their limited-overs series against England kicks off with a Twenty20 in Cardiff.

    Sunday August 30 2015, 17:03 BST
    Marcus Stoinis: Set to make his Australia debut
  • Bell to prolong England career

    Ian Bell has reaffirmed his commitment to England after discussing his future with head coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Alastair Cook.

    Thursday August 27 2015, 23:50 BST
    Ian Bell: Wants to keep playing for England
  • Australia claim D/L victory

    Australia defeated a spirited Ireland in their first one-day international since winning the World Cup.

    Thursday August 27 2015, 20:51 BST
    Australia's Joe Burns in action against Ireland
  • Moeen eyes opening role

    All-rounder Moeen Ali wants to open the batting for England.

    Wednesday August 26 2015, 16:58 BST
    Moeen Ali  would love to be an opening batsman for England
  • ICC: No changes on no-balls

    The International Cricket Council has no plans to ask TV umpires to assume responsibility for front foot no balls despite last week's Ashes controversy.

    Wednesday August 26 2015, 00:23 BST
    Steven Finn twice had celebrations cut short by no-balls
  • Topley included as Root rested

    Joe Root has been rested and Reece Topley is the only uncapped player called up as England announced two limited-overs squads to take on Australia.

    Monday August 24 2015, 18:01 BST
    Reece Topley of Essex: Given the nod by selectors
  • Bell backed by Strauss

    Andrew Strauss is keen to see Ian Bell continue his Test career - providing the batsman still has the desire.

    Monday August 24 2015, 11:09 BST
    Andrew Strauss: Hopes Ian Bell continues playing for England
  • Bayliss hopes Bell plays on

    Trevor Bayliss admits England's 2015 Ashes winners still have improvements to make - and he hopes Ian Bell will stick around to help them.

    Monday August 24 2015, 09:57 BST
    Ian Bell of England celebrates with the Ashes urn
  • England celebrate despite defeat

    England descended to defeat by an innings and 46 runs in the fifth Investec Test to narrow the margin of their 2015 Ashes series success to 3-2.

    Sunday August 23 2015, 17:46 BST
    Michael Clarke ended his Test career with a victory
  • Cook salutes his 'underdogs'

    England captain Alastair Cook saluted his "underdogs" as they celebrated a famous Ashes series victory.

    Sunday August 23 2015, 17:17 BST
    England captain Alastair Cook celebrates winning the first Ashes Test
  • Lehmann: England deserved it

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann was proud of his team's victory in the fifth Investec Ashes Test at The Oval – but admitted England deserved their series win.

    Sunday August 23 2015, 17:27 BST
    Darren Lehmann defended selection decisions
  • Bayliss: Future is bright

    England coach Trevor Bayliss says his players showed "a lot of courage" to defeat Australia in this summer's Investec Ashes series.

    Sunday August 23 2015, 17:44 BST
    Trevor Bayliss led England to an Ashes series victory just three months after being appointed head coach
  • Bell to consider England future

    England batsman Ian Bell is keen to prolong his career but hinted at retirement after saying he will "take stock" of his future in the next few weeks.

    Sunday August 23 2015, 17:09 BST
    Ian Bell: Five-time Ashes winner hints at retirement
  • England staring at heavy defeat

    Alastair Cook stood defiant for five-and-a-half hours only to fall just before stumps at The Oval, with England staring at the near certainty of wide-margin defeat in the fifth Investec Test.

    Saturday August 22 2015, 19:14 BST
    Alastair Cook: Hit a defiant 85
  • Buttler will carry on fighting

    Jos Buttler acknowledges England's Ashes party has become something of a damp squib at the Kia Oval, but is now hoping for rain to keep it that way.

    Saturday August 22 2015, 20:24 BST
    Jos Buttler: Will carry on fighting
  • England collapse at The Oval

    England's hopes of a glorious finale to the 2015 Ashes were in tatters after an alarming collapse on day two of the fifth Investec Test at The Oval.

    Friday August 21 2015, 19:09 BST
    Steve Smith reached his 11th Test hundred
  • Smith lauds Aussie bowlers

    Australia batsman Steve Smith hailed his bowlers' best performance of the Ashes series so far, as England ended a disappointing day two of the fifth Test firmly in the back seat.

    Saturday August 22 2015, 20:01 BST
    Steve Smith made 143 for Australia
  • Ashes hero Tremlett quits

    Ashes winner Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

    Friday August 21 2015, 12:56 BST
    Chris Tremlett celebrates during England's Ashes Test win in Melbourne in 2010
  • Billings hopeful of quick return

    England limited-overs batsman Sam Billings has dislocated his finger, but is optimistic he will be fit in time for Kent's Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final next week.

    Friday August 21 2015, 14:35 BST
    Sam Billings: Dislocated finger against Derbyshire
  • Australia make England toil

    History will have to be hard-earned if England are to win four home Ashes Tests for the first time after Australia dug in effectively on day one at The Oval.

    Thursday August 20 2015, 19:06 BST
    David Warner on the front foot in his 85 on day one
  • Stokes happy with England efforts

    Ben Stokes said England were very happy with the way they bowled despite seeing Australia run up 287 for three on day one of the final Test at the Oval.

    Thursday August 20 2015, 19:53 BST
    Ben Stokes: England unlucky not to take more wickets
  • Cook looking to the future

    Alastair Cook has had his "wobbles" as England captain, but is ready to go full steam ahead again at the helm for the Ashes winners.

    Wednesday August 19 2015, 16:27 BST
    Alastair Cook: Already looking to the future
  • Clarke set on final flourish

    Michael Clarke realises there is no fairytale ending waiting for him at the Kia Oval but the Australia captain still harbours hopes of bowing out with a rare win on English soil.

    Wednesday August 19 2015, 20:30 BST
    Michael Clarke wants to bow out on a high
  • Anderson misses final Ashes Test

    England look set to name an unchanged side for the final Ashes Test after James Anderson failed to recover from a side injury.

    Wednesday August 19 2015, 13:16 BST
    James Anderson: Won't feature in the final Ashes Test
  • Wood ready to stand down

    Mark Wood knows he may have to give way to the returning James Anderson for England's Ashes victory lap at The Oval.

    Tuesday August 18 2015, 16:36 BST
    Mark Wood  will step aside if Jimmy Anderson is fit
  • Wood: 4-1 would be more sweet

    England captain Alastair Cook is not allowing his players to rest on their laurels despite already sealing the Ashes, bowler Mark Wood revealed ahead of this week's final Test at the Oval.

    Tuesday August 18 2015, 14:16 BST
    Mark Wood is mobbed after clinching the Ashes for England
  • Rogers calls it a day

    Chris Rogers has one more chance to do himself, and Australia, proud before he leaves the Test stage.

    Tuesday August 18 2015, 17:23 BST
    Chris Rogers: Made a century at Lord's earlier this summer
  • Broad insists Cook must stay

    Alastair Cook must stay on as captain after ending a stand-off between past and present players to inspire England's Ashes series victory, according to Stuart Broad.

    Tuesday August 18 2015, 00:10 BST
    England's Stuart Broad celebrates with Alastair Cook
  • James Anderson nears return

    England's James Anderson could feature in the fifth Ashes Test against Australia after practising on Monday.

    Monday August 17 2015, 21:08 BST
    James Anderson: Will be hoping to be involved in the final Ashes Test
  • Smith out for a duck in draw

    Australia's captain-in-waiting Steve Smith was out for a duck as the tourists prepared for their final Ashes Test of the summer with a draw against Northamptonshire.

    Sunday August 16 2015, 20:09 BST
    Steve Smith trudges off after being dismissed for a duck
  • Cook considered quitting

    Ashes-winning England skipper Alastair Cook has revealed he came close to stepping down earlier this year.

    Sunday August 16 2015, 09:19 BST
    Alastair Cook: Considered quitting
  • Crook adds to Aussie pressure

    Steven Crook led the way as Australia's bowlers were put to the sword by Northamptonshire on day two of three at Wantage Road.

    Saturday August 15 2015, 19:43 BST
    Steven Crook drives on his way to a century against the tourists
  • Smith named next Aussie captain

    Steve Smith has described being named as the next Australia Test captain as an "honour and privilege" - and hopes to send incumbent Michael Clarke out on a high in his final appearance next week.

    Friday August 14 2015, 21:19 BST
    Steve Smith and David Warner: New captain and vice-captain
  • Washout at Wantage Road

    Bad weather hampered Australia's preparations for the final Ashes Test, with day one of their three-day tour match against Northamptonshire washed out.

    Friday August 14 2015, 17:24 BST
    Damp scenes at Wantage Road on Friday
  • Buttler still has targets

    England have answered Alastair Cook's calls to make Ashes history this summer - and Jos Buttler is confident they have it in them to do so again at The Oval.

    Thursday August 13 2015, 17:20 BST
    Jos Buttler: Hoping for a 4-1 series victory
  • No mercy from Moeen

    Moeen Ali is calling on England to "put the foot on the throat" against Australia at The Oval next week, as they seek to wrap up a 4-1 Investec series success.

    Wednesday August 12 2015, 18:59 BST
    Moeen Ali: Keen to clinch the series 4-1
  • New faces in Australia squad

    Ashton Agar is one of three uncapped one-day international players named in Australia's limited-overs squad for the tour of England and Ireland.

    Wednesday August 12 2015, 09:15 BST
    Ashton Agar: Named in Australia's one-day squad
  • Lehmann: Don't blame WAGS

    Darren Lehmann has apologised for Australia's Ashes defeat but has strongly refuted claims the players' wives or girlfriends were to blame.

    Wednesday August 12 2015, 09:30 BST
    Darren Lehmann: Families not to blame
  • Haddin heads home

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is returning home early from the Ashes tour for family reasons, it has been announced.

    Tuesday August 11 2015, 23:22 BST
    Brad Haddin is heading home from the Ashes tour
  • Harris defends underfire Clarke

    Ryan Harris has issued a staunch defence of his former Test captain Michael Clarke, and insisted suggestions of disharmony among Australia's beaten Ashes tourists were "a lie".

    Tuesday August 11 2015, 15:21 BST
    Michael Clarke: Has come in for criticism
  • Woakes eyes England ODI return

    Chris Woakes is eager to regain his England place after injury left him watching the Ashes success from a distance.

    Tuesday August 11 2015, 13:29 BST
    Chris Woakes: Looking for an England recall
  • Union defends Ashes family visits

    The Australian Cricketers' Association has weighed into the 'WAGS' debate, insisting players benefit from the presence of families and partners on long overseas tours.

    Tuesday August 11 2015, 12:32 BST
    Michael Clarke: Critical of Ian Healy's observations
  • There's no disharmony - Clarke

    Michael Clarke insists there are no divisions in his beaten Ashes squad.

    Monday August 10 2015, 13:18 BST
    Michael Clarke: 'No disharmony is this group whatsoever'
  • Anderson thought Cook might quit

    James Anderson has praised Alastair Cook's resilience, admitting there were times he thought England's Ashes-winning skipper would step down in the face of harsh criticism.

    Monday August 10 2015, 09:37 BST
    Anderson (l) says Cook 'sounded as though he'd had enough'
  • Root driven on by Ashes hurt

    Joe Root is on top of the world for the first time - but he admits it was the misery of 2013/14 that drove his determination in England's Ashes series victory this summer.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 19:03 BST
    Alastair Cook celebrates with Joe Root
  • Anderson in fifth-Test squad

    James Anderson is back in the England reckoning for the fifth Test against Australia after being named in a 14-man squad.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 13:11 BST
    James Anderson: Missed fourth Test with a side strain
  • Lehmann ready to rebuild

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann is ready to rebuild the side around Steve Smith after admitting Ashes defeat in England marks the end of an era.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 13:27 BST
    Darren Lehmann (r): Admits it is time to bring fresh faces through
  • Aussies in strong position - Moody

    Tom Moody is convinced Australian cricket remains in a "very strong position" despite their Ashes defeat.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 11:57 BST
    Tom Moody: 'I think Australian cricket is in a very strong position'
  • Butcher: Pick Rashid for Oval

    England should consider playing both Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval, according to former star Mark Butcher.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 12:03 BST
    Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali: Could they play in same team?
  • Cook must continue - Collingwood

    Paul Collingwood believes England captain Alastair Cook must resist any temptation to bow out on a high following Ashes victory.

    Sunday August 9 2015, 11:53 BST
    Paul Collingwood has urged Alastair Cook to carry on as captain
  • England regain the Ashes

    England have regained the Ashes with an innings-and-78-run victory at Trent Bridge.

    Saturday August 8 2015, 14:29 BST
    Mark Wood celebrates after dismissing Nathan Lyon to seal victory
  • Cook pays tribute to Moores

    Post-match reaction to England's innings-and-78-run victory over Australia at Trent Bridge.

    Saturday August 8 2015, 13:45 BST
    Alastair Cook worked with Peter Moores (left) twice with England
  • Michael Clarke to retire

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from international cricket after the final Ashes Test at The Oval.

    Saturday August 8 2015, 14:13 BST
    An emotional Michael Clarke speaks to the press at Trent Bridge
  • Root is world's best batsman

    Joe Root has taken over as the leading batsman in Test cricket after his exploits in helping England regain the Ashes.

    Saturday August 8 2015, 14:29 BST
    Joe Root: Top of the ICC Test batting rankings
  • Boycott takes swipe at Australia

    Geoffrey Boycott has branded Australia "so bad it's unbelievable" and reckons a second-string England side would beat them.

    Friday August 7 2015, 22:28 BST
    Geoffrey Boycott took a swipe at Australia on Friday