Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill says beaten Aussies united despite `complex` call
Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill says beaten Aussies united despite `complex` call

Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has insisted the tourists remain united despite the "complex situation" which saw him included in the side for their third Ashes Test defeat by England.

3rd Ashes Test: England vs Australia - As it happened...
3rd Ashes Test: England vs Australia - As it happened...

England, spurred by impressive bowling from now-injured James Anderson and comeback Steven Finn won the match comprehensively, within three days. They have beaten Australia by 8 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five match series. After losing the wicket of skipper Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth, experienced hands in Ian Bell and Joe Root steadied the innings, with the latter hitting the winning boundary. The next match at Nottingham starts August 6, and given the fluctuating nature of the series we have witnessed so far, expect the unexpected.

Ashes: Shane Warne joins Ricky Ponting in criticising Australia's decision to drop Brad Haddin
Ashes: Shane Warne joins Ricky Ponting in criticising Australia's decision to drop Brad Haddin

Soon after former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting criticised Australian selectors to drop Brad Haddin for the third Ashes Test, Shane Warne too made his views public by saying that the wicketkeeper batsman deserved to be brought back into the playing XI.

3rd Ashes Test, Day 1: England vs Australia - As it happened...

The opening day of the 3rd Ashes Test, being played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, certainly belonged to the England. 

England 1st Innings

Ashes 2015: Australia wrong to drop Brad Haddin for third Test, says Ricky Ponting
Ashes 2015: Australia wrong to drop Brad Haddin for third Test, says Ricky Ponting

Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia were wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes test and says they will miss his experience when it starts at Edgebaston later on Wednesday.

WATCH: When Joe Root pulled down Stuart Broad's lowers!
WATCH: When Joe Root pulled down Stuart Broad's lowers!

Joe Root is definitely the most in-form batsman in the current England squad and the youngster unleashed his mischievious side during training ahead of the third Ashes Test when he pulled down Stuart Broad's lowers.

Peter Nevill to be Australia`s keeper in third Test
Peter Nevill to be Australia`s keeper in third Test

Peter Nevill is to retain his position as Australia`s wicketkeeper for the third Ashes Test against England, skipper Michael Clarke announced Tuesday in a move that could signal the end of Brad Haddin`s international career.

Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill set to keep Test place, Pat Cummins strikes against Derbyshire
Ashes 2015: Peter Nevill set to keep Test place, Pat Cummins strikes against Derbyshire

Australia wicket-keeper Peter Nevill was set to retain his Test place after being chosen ahead of Brad Haddin behind the stumps for the tour match with Derbyshire at the County Ground on Friday.

Ashes 2015: Buoyant Australia still face selection issues
Ashes 2015: Buoyant Australia still face selection issues

Australia may have thrashed England by 405 runs at Lord`s on Sunday to level the five-match Ashes series at 1-1, but they still have to make some selection decisions ahead of the third Test in Birmingham. 

2nd Ashes Test: Michael Clarke hails perfect team performance
2nd Ashes Test: Michael Clarke hails perfect team performance

Australia captain Michael Clarke said he could not have asked for a better performance from his team following their 405-run mauling of England in the second Ashes test at Lord`s on Sunday.

2nd Ashes Test, Day 3: Australia in complete control after brief England revival
2nd Ashes Test, Day 3: Australia in complete control after brief England revival

Australia repelled a brief England fightback led by Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes to remain firmly in control of the second Ashes test on the third day at Lord`s on Saturday.

2nd Ashes Test, Day 2: Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson shine as England slump
2nd Ashes Test, Day 2: Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson shine as England slump

Mitchell Johnson returned to haunt England as they suffered a top-order collapse on the second day of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord`s on Friday.

Ashes: Peter Nevill glad but sad to make Test debut for Australia
Ashes: Peter Nevill glad but sad to make Test debut for Australia

Australia wicket-keeper Peter Nevill admitted to mixed emotions ahead of his international debut in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord`s on Thursday.

2nd Ashes Test, Day 1: England vs Australia - As it happened...

Chris Rogers and Steven Smith slammed centuries on the opening day of the second Ashes Test and stitched a record 259-run stand for the second-wicket partnership to put Australia on top.

Mitchell Marsh to replace Shane Watson in Australia's second Ashes Test team
Mitchell Marsh to replace Shane Watson in Australia's second Ashes Test team

All-rounder Shane Watson has been dropped for the second Ashes Test and will be replaced by Mitchell Marsh.

Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke hopes it`s 1997 all over again
Ashes 2015: Michael Clarke hopes it`s 1997 all over again

Australia captain Michael Clarke has backed his side to emulate their 1997 predecessors by coming from behind to win an Ashes series.

Ashes 2015: Australia debutant Peter Nevill impresses England skipper Alastair Cook
Ashes 2015: Australia debutant Peter Nevill impresses England skipper Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook has said he does not expect Australia to be signficantly weaker for giving wicket-keeper Peter Nevill a debut in the second Test at Lord`s starting Thursday.

Shane Watson dropped for second Ashes Test: Report
Shane Watson dropped for second Ashes Test: Report

Shane Watson has been dropped from the Australia team for this week`s second Ashes test against England and will be replaced by fellow all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday.

Ashes 2015, 2nd Test Preview: Shane Watson faces axe as Australia seek to level series
Ashes 2015, 2nd Test Preview: Shane Watson faces axe as Australia seek to level series

Australia, reeling from the late withdrawal of wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, are reportedly set to drop Shane Watson for the second Ashes Test at Lord`s on Thursday as they bid to level the five-match series at 1-1.

Ashes 2015: Australia's Brad Haddin ruled out of Lord's Test
Ashes 2015: Australia's Brad Haddin ruled out of Lord's Test

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will not play in the second test against England at Lord`s due to family reasons, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.