Australians are busy with a Test series at home with India, but their Ashes rivals have already started selling tickets for the upcoming tour in England. According to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), tickets for three days of the scheduled third Ashes match at Edgbaston in July have already been sold out.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recommended that the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 follow the successful formula of the 2013 edition and proposed The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff as the venues.
The head of England`s Professional Cricketers` Association has said Moeen Ali should take it as a "positive" that he was booed by large sections of the crowd during England`s three-run Twenty20 win over India at Birmingham`s Edgbaston ground on Sunday.
Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".
Uncapped South Africa-born batsman Jason Roy suffered an injury scare on Sunday, hours after being included in England`s 14-man squad for next weekend`s Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston.
Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren`t quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket`s Twenty20 Blast final.
Sri Lanka`s Lahiru Thirimanne on Thursday insisted the tourists would have no qualms about running out an England batsman backing up too far during their upcoming Test series, despite the furore over Jos Buttler`s dismissal at Edgbaston.
England`s one-day cricket team coach Ashley Giles is hopeful that his wards will emerge victorious in their Group A encounter with Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy when they meet later this week at Edgbaston .