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The Ashes: Harris battles sore knee ahead of third test

Australian paceman Ryan Harris is battling a sore knee, with reports saying he was in doubt for the third Ashes Test against England.

The Ashes: Bat me where you want, Root tells England

Joe Root is willing to bat anywhere in the order to help England claw their way back from a 1-0 deficit in the Ashes series against Australia, the youngster said on Sunday.

Chris Rogers under pressure to contribute in Adelaide

Australia batsman Chris Rogers is aware he does not have the luxury of too many failures at the top of the order and is hopeful of returning among runs in this week`s second test in Adelaide.

Lehmann wants more Aussie aggression in Ashes

Coach Darren Lehmann on Friday said there will be no let-up as Australia continues its aggressive in-your-face cricket against England in the current Ashes Test series.

Lehmann urges fans to keep the pressure on England

Australia coach Darren Lehmann added fuel to the fiery Ashes series on Friday by urging Australia fans to keep the heat on England and said he wanted his own team to continue playing "aggressive, in-your-face" cricket.

The Ashes: Darren Lehmann dismisses idea of England peace talks

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has rejected the idea of a meeting with England counterpart Andy Flower to set some sledging ground rules ahead of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Few easy answers for cricket as Jonathan Trott quits Ashes

During the overwhelmingly sympathetic reaction to England batsman Jonathan Trott`s decision to quit the Ashes tour of Australia suffering from a "stress-related illness", a theme has emerged.

Mitchell Johnson shocked by Jonathan Trott mental woes

England`s main tormentor in the first Ashes Test Mitchell Johnson says that he was shocked to hear of Jonathan Trott`s stress-related illness.

The Ashes: Harris says Gabba win special for Oz

Veteran Australian paceman Ryan Harris has said that the feeling he and his teammates got when Mitchell Johnson took the last wicket, that officially sealed their win at the Gabba Test, was a special moment for all of them, for which they had been waiting for a long time.

Heat rises as beaten England sweat in Australia`s outback

Under a blow-torch of criticism after their humbling in humid Brisbane, England`s beaten cricket team will seek respite from a tempestuous Ashes series in the most unlikely of places.

James Anderson threatened to punch George Bailey: Shane Warne

Spin great Shane Warne says a threat by Jimmy Anderson to punch debutant George Bailey sparked the furious reaction by Australian skipper Michael Clarke in the first Test against England.

Michael Clarke fined for sledging James Anderson in 1st Ashes Test

Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.

Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke sees no animosity after arm break sledge

Australian skipper Michael Clarke insists there is no animosity with England despite the final day of the first Test turning nasty with tailender James Anderson warned to expect a broken arm.

David Warner says went `too far` in Ashes sledging

Hotheaded Australia batsman David Warner concedes he overstepped the mark in sledging England, and Jonathan Trott in particular, during the first Ashes Test.

The Ashes: Mitchell Johnson could fire again in Adelaide, warns Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has warned England that paceman Mitchell Johnson could fire again in the second Ashes test next week, even if the Adelaide Oval serves up a relatively docile surface.

England look to channel Ahmedabad spirit after Gabba defeat

England captain Alastair Cook believes his team need to channel the spirit of last year`s sensational comeback in India if they are to battle back from a first Test defeat against Australia.