Artistic touch: England's Ashes batch of 2005, 2015 draw portraits of each other for charity
Artistic touch: England's Ashes batch of 2005, 2015 draw portraits of each other for charity

Former and current England players showed their artistic side by making a sketch of the 2005 and 2015 English Ashes side. They have put these sketches for auction at Cricket United which is UK's biggest ever cricket charity awareness campaign to raise money for disabled charity organisations.

Ashes 2015: Graeme Swann hails Michael Clarke as 'best player of spin'
Ashes 2015: Graeme Swann hails Michael Clarke as 'best player of spin'

As Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday after a humiliating Ashes series defeat, Twitter was full of praise for him.

`He only wanted one`; Stuart Broad`s eight delight his dad
`He only wanted one`; Stuart Broad`s eight delight his dad

There was no prouder spectator at Trent Bridge as Stuart Broad took eight wickets to reduce Australia to 60 all out on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test than the England paceman`s father, Chris Broad.

The Ashes 2015: Critics rail at featherbed Lord's pitch
The Ashes 2015: Critics rail at featherbed Lord's pitch

As Australia resumed play on Friday morning at 337 for one having had very little trouble from England`s bowlers on the opening day, the dead pitch was a hot topic of conversation among punters settling down around Lord`s.

2005 Ashes memories burn bright a decade on
2005 Ashes memories burn bright a decade on

The 2005 Ashes came to be regarded as one of the greatest Anglo-Australian Test series and indeed one of the most thrilling of all time.

Australia's aggression might backfire, says Michael Vaughan ahead of Ashes
Australia's aggression might backfire, says Michael Vaughan ahead of Ashes

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that world champion Australia needs to be careful of their aggression as it could backfire against them and can cause them the Ashes.

Ryan Harris absence 'massive blow' to Aussies, say former England cricketers
Ryan Harris absence 'massive blow' to Aussies, say former England cricketers

Former England cricketers said the absence of Ryan Harris was a massive blow to the Australian team after the pacer announced his shock retirement on Saturday due to a knee injury.

Red-hot Steve Smith primed to seize Ashes moment
Red-hot Steve Smith primed to seize Ashes moment

Once derided as a bouncy court jester in his maiden Ashes series, Steven Smith and his quirky batting technique are now far from a laughing matter in England.

England must not be afraid to lose Ashes, says Michael Vaughan
England must not be afraid to lose Ashes, says Michael Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan on Wednesday said his countrymen should not be afraid of losing if they are to beat Australia and regain the Ashes.

'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott
'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott

England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has come up with a handful of advice for India's new full-time Test captain Virat Kohli saying the aggressive batsman has to find his own way to get his players' support and try to harness his passion and emotion.

From startled rabbits, England roar like lions
From startled rabbits, England roar like lions

England`s transformation from "startled rabbits" at this year`s World Cup to record-breakers against New Zealand on Tuesday has left fans and pundits shaking their heads in disbelief.

Emotional time for fans as Steven Gerrard gears up for last Anfield outing
Emotional time for fans as Steven Gerrard gears up for last Anfield outing

Liverpool and former England legend Steven Gerrard marks his final appearence for the club at its home ground in Anfield when the Reds take on Crystal Palace on Saturday. The one-club icon is the talk of footballing world as a 17-year-old Liverpool career comes to an end at home.

Proposed legends T20 league could be a risk: Shane Warne's manager
Proposed legends T20 league could be a risk: Shane Warne's manager

The Twenty20 league mooted by Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and spin champion Shane Warne could be a risky proposition, feels Warne's manager James Erskine.

Former England cricketers slam Andrew Strauss for snubbing Kevin Pietersen
Former England cricketers slam Andrew Strauss for snubbing Kevin Pietersen

Former England cricketers slammed ECB director Andrew Strauss for closing the door for Kevin Pietersen's return to the national side.

ECB should 'hang heads in shame' over Peter Moores sacking: Alec Stewart
ECB should 'hang heads in shame' over Peter Moores sacking: Alec Stewart

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should "hang their heads in shame" over their sacking of coach Peter Moores, according to former captain Alec Stewart.

Kevin Pietersen warns Andrew Strauss over England `treachery`
Kevin Pietersen warns Andrew Strauss over England `treachery`

Kevin Pietersen has said Andrew Strauss must restore public confidence after a "treacherous 15 months" should the former captain be appointed as English cricket`s new supremo.

Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott criticise England's openers
Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott criticise England's openers

Former England batsmen Michael Vaughan and Geoff Boycott criticised openers Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook after the West Indies got them both out early in the first cricket Test here.

Kevin Pietersen backs Michael Vaughan for new England role
Kevin Pietersen backs Michael Vaughan for new England role

 Kevin Pietersen believes his former Test captain Michael Vaughan is best-placed to oversee a revival of England`s fortunes.

Michael Vaughan interested in England's director of cricket role
Michael Vaughan interested in England's director of cricket role

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has reportedly emerged as the front-runner for the newly created post of 'Director of England Cricket', after Paul Downton was sacked as the team's managing director.

World Cup 2015: Ajinkya Rahane's technique best among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan
World Cup 2015: Ajinkya Rahane's technique best among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that Ajinkya Rahane has the best technique among Indians and the youngster will be one of the premier willow wielders in world cricket in the next four to five years.