Ashes 2015: Beer can wait for Australia`s Peter Siddle
Ashes 2015: Beer can wait for Australia`s Peter Siddle

Australia paceman Peter Siddle will be happy to have a drink with his England opponents but only when the Ashes series is over and not before.

Ashes 2015: Australia optimistic on Mitchell Starc's fitness for Lord's
Ashes 2015: Australia optimistic on Mitchell Starc's fitness for Lord's

Paceman Mitchell Starc took pain-killing injections for his strained ankle to bowl through Australia`s opening Ashes defeat in Cardiff but is confident he will be fit for the second match at Lord`s, captain Michael Clarke has said.

Ashes 2015: Australia 'hopeful' over Mitchell Starc fitness
Ashes 2015: Australia 'hopeful' over Mitchell Starc fitness

Australia are optimistic fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be fit to face England in the second Ashes Test at Lord's starting on Thursday.

Ashes 2015: Australia beat Essex in final warm-up match as Ryan Harris retires
Ashes 2015: Australia beat Essex in final warm-up match as Ryan Harris retires

 Australia`s fast bowlers warmed up for next week`s first Test against England by seeing the tourists to a 169-run win over Essex in their final warm-up match on Sunday after Ryan Harris announced his retirement.

Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent
Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent

Daniel Bell-Drummond`s sparkling hundred for Kent could not prevent Australia winning the opening match of their Ashes tour by 255 runs at Canterbury on Sunday.

Chris Rogers in the runs after ticket row
Chris Rogers in the runs after ticket row

Chris Rogers turned attention back to his cricket, rather than his business interests, with an unbeaten fifty on the first morning of Australia`s Ashes tour opener against Kent in Canterbury on Thursday.

Darren Lehmann wrestles with Australia's positive pace dilemma ahead of Ashes
Darren Lehmann wrestles with Australia's positive pace dilemma ahead of Ashes

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is delighted to be wrestling with a dilemma over which three of five pace bowlers will start the Ashes series against England in Cardiff next month.

Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series
Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series

Veteran allrounder Shane Watson said Friday winning a first Ashes away series since 2001 was a huge motivator for the senior members of the Australia squad heading to England this year.

Aussies relish England Kevin Pietersen chaos
Aussies relish England Kevin Pietersen chaos

Australian cricketers are in shock over Kevin Pietersen's banishment from the international game and delighted they won't have to face him in this year's Ashes series.

Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force
Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force

 Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed pace bowler Mitchell Starc to convert his World Cup form into the test team ahead of series against West Indies and England.

World Cup winner James Faulkner joins Lancashire
World Cup winner James Faulkner joins Lancashire

Australia`s World Cup-winning all-rounder James Faulkner has joined Lancashire for the bulk of the upcoming English domestic season, the Old Trafford-based county announced Friday.

Pacer Peter Siddle dropped from Australia's contract list
Pacer Peter Siddle dropped from Australia's contract list

Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia's (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team's Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday.

Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed ''comfortable'' with Australian drinking
Test hopeful Fawad Ahmed ''comfortable'' with Australian drinking

Boozy celebrations have been a part of Australian cricket for decades but test hopeful Fawad Ahmed will be politely declining when the victory beers are passed around on the tour of the Caribbean and England.

Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG
Mitchell Starc likely to replace injured Mitchell Johnson at SCG

 Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc is likely to take the place of injured quick Mitchell Johnson in a like-for-like replacement in the Australian team for the Sydney Test beginning Tuesday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner

The sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s most capped and most successful Test captain, gives Australia an early advantage in the build-up to the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning Tuesday, opener David Warner said Sunday.

Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test with hamstring injury
Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test with hamstring injury

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India with hamstring soreness, Cricket Australia said Sunday.

Ryan Harris joins Mitchell Johnson in pitch bashing
Ryan Harris joins Mitchell Johnson in pitch bashing

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has joined teammate Mitchell Johnson in criticizing the unusually slow and low nature of pitches in the ongoing cricket Test series against India, saying the pacers have had to work much harder than the last Ashes summer to get the batsmen out.

Mitchell Johnson misses practice, in doubt for Sydney Test
Mitchell Johnson misses practice, in doubt for Sydney Test

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson is uncertain for the fourth and final cricket Test against India due to a hamstring problem which forced him to skip a practice session here.

We will put up a fine show for Phil Hughes at SCG: Peter Siddle
We will put up a fine show for Phil Hughes at SCG: Peter Siddle

As an emotional Australia get ready to play the final cricket Test at SCG starting Tuesday, medium-pacer Peter Siddle said his team is keen to put up a fine show in memory of late Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to a fatal bouncer on this venue five weeks back.

David Warner fails to take field after hand injury
David Warner fails to take field after hand injury

David Warner on Saturday failed to take field against India in the ongoing Boxing Day cricket Test after the Australian opener suffered a nasty blow on his right forearm at the MCG nets.