1st Test, Preview: Confident England eye fourth title in row

The second leg of an Ashes double-header unique in the 131 years of such contests gets underway in Brisbane on Thursday with everything bar the eternal optimism of the Australian nation pointing to a fourth successive England triumph.

We wouldn’t need umpires if players walked off, says Clarke

While England bowler Stuart Broad is being criticised for playing against the spirit of the game across the world, Australian skipper Michael Clarke said on Saturday that cricket wouldn’t need umpires if every batsman walked off the field after nicking the ball.