Ashes 2015: Absence of James Anderson big plus for Australia, says Ryan Harris
Ashes 2015: Absence of James Anderson big plus for Australia, says Ryan Harris

Former pacer Ryan Harris believes the absence of England speedster James Anderson will be a huge advantage for the visiting Australian team as the hosts look to regain the Ashes in the fourth Test in Nottingham, starting on Thursday.

England still blinking after perfect Ashes start
England still blinking after perfect Ashes start

England left Cardiff on Sunday in a state of surprised euphoria after producing a near-perfect performance to crush Australia in the first Ashes test.

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.

Pat Cummins ready to take the red ball after Ashes call-up
Pat Cummins ready to take the red ball after Ashes call-up

Australian quick Pat Cummins has not played a first class match for two years but is confident his body will hold up to the rigours of test cricket should he get the call during the Ashes series against England.

Australia diminished after Ryan Harris forced to call it quits
Australia diminished after Ryan Harris forced to call it quits

It was a brief, late-life test career that always seemed to be a match-at-a-time proposition but paceman Ryan "Ryno" Harris made a crucial contribution to Australian cricket at a critical time.

Michael Clarke hails Ryan Harris as one of the best
Michael Clarke hails Ryan Harris as one of the best

Test captain Michael Clarke labelled Ryan Harris "as good as anyone who has played for Australia" after the fast bowler announced his retirement on Saturday because of injury.

Australia won`t miss me, says retiring Ryan Harris
Australia won`t miss me, says retiring Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris backed Australia to mount a successful defence of the Ashes without him after announcing his retirement from all cricket just four days before the start of the first Test against England.

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.

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.

Ryan Harris announces shock retirement from international cricket
Ryan Harris announces shock retirement from international cricket

Veteran Australian pacer Ryan Harris has bid adieu to cricket which comes as a shock to many lovers of the game worldwide. Knee injury has forced Harris to retire from the sport and that serves as a big blow for the Aussies ahead of the Ashes starting from 10th July.

Ryan Harris' Ashes absence no worry for Jeff Thomson
Ryan Harris' Ashes absence no worry for Jeff Thomson

Australia fast-bowling great Jeff Thomson has said the expected absence of Ryan Harris from the tourists' attack for the first Test against England in Cardiff next week won't hamper the team's Ashes chances.

Ryan Harris fails fitness test, likely to miss first Ashes test
Ryan Harris fails fitness test, likely to miss first Ashes test

Australian speedster Ryan Harris failed his fitness test on Wednesday before Australia's four-day tour match against Essex. The latest setback, in an injury prone career, means that the 35-year-old is effectively out of the first Ashes test against host England starting July 8.

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.

Ryan Harris insists he`s fit for Ashes
Ryan Harris insists he`s fit for Ashes

Ryan Harris was adamant Saturday he had come to play England in all five Ashes Tests following an international career blighted by a succession of knee problems.

Australia struggle to bat in England: Graeme Swann
Australia struggle to bat in England: Graeme Swann

Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes that the Australian batting line-up struggles to find its form in England.

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.

Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes
Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes

Australia captain Michael Clarke said he expected to prove Jason Gillespie wrong after the former Ashes winner suggested the current squad were too old ahead of their latest clash with England.

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.

I am predicting 5-0 Ashes win for Australia: Glenn McGrath
I am predicting 5-0 Ashes win for Australia: Glenn McGrath

Pace legend Glenn McGrath, who has often predicted results of Australia's Test rubbers, on Monday forecast yet another 5-0 cleansweep by his country against England in the upcoming Ashes series.

Brett Lee urges Mitchell Starc to look up to Glenn McGrath
Brett Lee urges Mitchell Starc to look up to Glenn McGrath

Former fast bowler Brett Lee on Thursday said if Australia’s World Cup hero Mitchell Starc is to carry his good form in upcoming Ashes series, he has to heed the advice of legendary Glenn McGrath.