Did Andrew Strauss send email about Ashes pitch preparation to counties?
Did Andrew Strauss send email about Ashes pitch preparation to counties?

Andrew Strauss on Sunday denied reports of him having sent an email asking curators of fives Test grounds for the Ashes series to prepare slow pitches.

Ashes 2015: England need real Ian Bell to stand up
Ashes 2015: England need real Ian Bell to stand up

When in form, Ian Bell is one of the most elegant batsman to watch. But that hasn't been the case of late, a major reason behind England's debacle in the last one and a half years.

Kevin Pietersen wants to help England's struggling top-order, calls his exclusion 'silly'
Kevin Pietersen wants to help England's struggling top-order, calls his exclusion 'silly'

Discarded English cricketer Kevin Pietersen on Monday expressed his helplessness at not being able to help out his country in the ongoing Ashes series against Australia.

Lord's was a nightmare for England, says Kevin Pietersen
Lord's was a nightmare for England, says Kevin Pietersen

 The Lord`s Ashes test was a nightmare for England but they should resist pressure to make wholesale changes, former batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Monday.

The Ashes 2015: Trevor Bayliss puts England batsmen on notice
The Ashes 2015: Trevor Bayliss puts England batsmen on notice

England coach Trevor Bayliss has told his side`s struggling batsmen they can take nothing for granted following a stunning collapse in the second Ashes Test at Lord`s.

Flat Lord's wicket played into Australia's hands: England coach
Flat Lord's wicket played into Australia's hands: England coach

 After crashing to a 405-run defeat against Australia in the second Ashes Test, England coach Trevor Bayliss blamed the pitch for the defeat, saying the flat wicket at Lord's "played into Australians' hands".

Early wickets concern England captain Alastair Cook after Lord`s rout
Early wickets concern England captain Alastair Cook after Lord`s rout

England captain Alastair Cook said his side simply had to stop losing early wickets if they were to regain the initiative in the Ashes after a colossal 405-run defeat by Australia in the second Test at Lord`s.

2nd Ashes Test: Australia rout England by 405 runs, level series 1-1
2nd Ashes Test: Australia rout England by 405 runs, level series 1-1

Australia thrashed England by 405 runs to win the second Ashes Test at Lord`s on Sunday and level the five-match series at 1-1.

2nd Ashes Test, Day 4: England vs Australia - As it happened...

Australia beat England by 405 runs in the second Ashes Test at the Lord`s on Sunday. England, who won the first Test at Cradiff, were bowled out for 103 in their second innings.

Australia's Mitchell Marsh happy with two key wickets in 2nd Ashes Test
Australia's Mitchell Marsh happy with two key wickets in 2nd Ashes Test

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was in bullish mood after taking the vital wickets of England`s Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook on the third day of the second Ashes test at Lord`s on Saturday.

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.

Alastair Cook becomes first batsman to get out in 90s three times at Lord's
Alastair Cook becomes first batsman to get out in 90s three times at Lord's

England skipper Alastair Cook on Saturday created a dubious record for getting out most times in the nervous nineties at the Lord's. He was bowled by Mitchell Marsh at 96, in response to Australia's first Innings total of 566 runs in the second Ashes Test.

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.

Australia still remain favourites to win Ashes, says Alastair Cook
Australia still remain favourites to win Ashes, says Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that Australia still remain as the favourites to lift the Ashes trophy despite thumping the title holders in the first Test in Cardiff.

'Determined' ECB chief says England will regain Ashes
'Determined' ECB chief says England will regain Ashes

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has firmly insisted that the Alastair Cook-led side will regain the Ashes title by defeating Australia this summer.

Ashes 2015: England feeding off rare 'feel good factor'
Ashes 2015: England feeding off rare 'feel good factor'

England`s cricketers are riding the wave of a rare "feel good factor" but have put their Cardiff success behind them and are looking only forward, captain Alastair Cook said ahead of the second Ashes test against Australia.

Arjun Tendulkar trains with English team ahead of Lord's test
Arjun Tendulkar trains with English team ahead of Lord's test

As England prepared for the 2nd Test against Australia, they had a new member among themselves during the net session.

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.

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.