Moeen Ali eyes Adam Lyth`s England opening spot
Moeen Ali eyes Adam Lyth`s England opening spot

All-rounder Moeen Ali has declared his readiness to open the batting for England even though he is well aware of the consequences for Adam Lyth`s Test career.

How 2015 Ashes Test series was won and lost

Here's how a topsy-turvy 2015 Ashes Test series unfolded, with England winning 3-2 in a five-match contest, before the competition shifts to limited overs cricket. Strangely, none of these matches lasted five days despite plenty of weather-induced delay starts, stoppages and early closes.

England to host Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 2016
England to host Sri Lanka and Pakistan in 2016

 England are to play three home tests against Sri Lanka next year and four against Pakistan.

Steve Smith wishes retiring team-mates Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers
Steve Smith wishes retiring team-mates Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers

Australia's new Test captain Steven Smith on Tuesday congratulated his predecessor Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers who wound up the clock on their respective careers after the recently concluded Ashes series.

Ashes to dashes as England, Australia fail Test exam
Ashes to dashes as England, Australia fail Test exam

One of the charms of Test cricket is that a match scheduled to last five days allows for the possibility of a fightback, even if a team falls behind early on.

Michael Clarke blames pitches for Ashes woe
Michael Clarke blames pitches for Ashes woe

Australia captain Michael Clarke claimed pitches prepared specifically to help England`s bowlers were to blame for his side`s failure to retain the Ashes.

England future excites Ashes winning skipper Alastair Cook
England future excites Ashes winning skipper Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook said he was excited by the future for his emerging side following their Ashes campaign win over Australia.

5th Ashes Test, Day 5: England vs Australia - As it happened...

Welcome to our Live updates of the 4th Day of fifth and final Ashes Test being played at The Oval. Australia are on the verge to register a consolation win after relinquishing the series against the hosts by losing the 4th Ashes Test.

5th Ashes Test, Day 3: England vs Australia - Cook ensures 4th day play at Oval with dogged 85-run knock
5th Ashes Test, Day 3: England vs Australia - Cook ensures 4th day play at Oval with dogged 85-run knock

Australia captain-elect Steven Smith ended England skipper Alastair Cook`s marathon resistance as the tourists eyed a consolation win in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Saturday.

5th Ashes Test, Day 3: England vs Australia - As it happened...

England, following on, were 203 for six in their second innings in reply to Australia`s first innings 481 -- a deficit of 129 runs -- at the close of the third day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Saturday. Jos Buttler was 33 not out and nightwatchman Mark Wood unbeaten on nought.

5th Ashes Test, Day 2: After Steven Smith's ton, all-round Aussie attack dismantles England
5th Ashes Test, Day 2: After Steven Smith's ton, all-round Aussie attack dismantles England

Mitchell Marsh took his best figures in Test cricket as Australia`s push for a consolation win in the Ashes finale saw England suffer a severe collapse at The Oval on Friday.

Ashes 2015: Kevin Pietersen mocks England as they wobble against Australia in final Test
Ashes 2015: Kevin Pietersen mocks England as they wobble against Australia in final Test

As the England cricket team was struggling on Day 2 of the fifth Ashes Test, discarded batsman Kevin Pietersen added salt to their wounds by mocking them on social-media site Twitter.

5th Ashes Test, Day 2: England vs Australia - As it happened...

After losing the Ashes, fought back to salvage the pride and also give retiring skipper Michael Clarke a sweet parting gift, played with vigour and lots of positives. For the second day, they have dominated England in all aspects of the game - from batting to bowling to fielding. England were reduced to 107 for eight at Day 2 Stumps at The Oval. Earlier, they have posted 481 in the first innings.

5th Ashes Test: Michael Clarke fails once again, but Australia dominate England on Day 1
5th Ashes Test: Michael Clarke fails once again, but Australia dominate England on Day 1

Steve Smith made a brave unbeaten 78 to lift Australia to 287 for three on the first day of the fifth and final test against England at The Oval on Thursday.

5th Ashes Test, Day 1: England vs Australia - As it happened...

At Day 1 Stumps of the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval, Australia were comfortably placed at 287/3 with unbeaten Steven Smith on 78 and Adam Voges on 47. Openers Chris Rogers and David Warner laid a solid foundation, but none of the batsmen able to convert the starts into big scores. And Michael Clarke failed once again. For England, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes took a wicket each.

 

Michael Clarke sees fifth Ashes Test over in three days
Michael Clarke sees fifth Ashes Test over in three days

Retiring Australia captain Michael Clarke Thursday said the fifth and final Ashes Test against England could be over in three days, and admitted the odds were stacked against his team.

James Anderson out of final Ashes Test
James Anderson out of final Ashes Test

England fast bowler James Anderson will miss the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia as he has failed to recover fully from a side strain, captain Alastair Cook said on Wednesday.

Ashes: Joe Root`s progress impresses Alastair Cook
Ashes: Joe Root`s progress impresses Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook has never seen a player improve as much in a short space of time as star batsman Joe Root.

Ashes 5th Test, England vs Australia: Preview
Ashes 5th Test, England vs Australia: Preview

England may have already regained the Ashes but captain Alastair Cook is determined not to let-up when they face Australia in the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Thursday -- a match that marks rival skipper Michael Clarke`s farewell to international cricket.

Roy Hodgson joins Ashes build-up ahead of final Test
Roy Hodgson joins Ashes build-up ahead of final Test

England football manager Roy Hodgson dropped in at The Oval on Tuesday ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test.