Ashes series loss: Ponting welcomes thorough review

Ponting welcomed an upcoming review of Australian cricket following his side’s Ashes drubbing, saying the whole structure needed to be examined.

Bell leads England to easy win over PM’s XI

Ian Bell’s sparkling scored an unbeaten century to guide England to a 7-wkt win over the Australian Prime Minister’s XI in a one-day match.

England’s Strauss salutes team for ‘outstanding’ tour

Captain Andrew Strauss saluted his players after England win their first Ashes series on Australian soil in 24 years.

Dominant England outplay dismal Australia in all departments

Meticulous preparation, thorough professionalism and unprecedented fitness levels underpinned England’s 3-1 Ashes triumph in Australia.

Clarke quits T20 after Ashes debacle

Distraught after the humiliating Ashes loss, Australia’s Twenty20 captain Michael Clarke quit T20 cricket to revive his batting.

England’s ‘Barmy Army’ take battle honours

England’s Ashes series win on Friday was a triumph not just for a ruthlessly professional team but for the thousands of “Barmy Army” foot-soldiers who kept the faith through years of hurt.

Cricket Australia to review failed Ashes campaign

Australian cricket will undergo a thorough review of all facets of its game in the wake of the humiliating 3-1 Ashes drubbing.

Australia need Steve Waugh as coach

Lambasting the decision-making in Cricket Australia post Ashes debacle, former cricketer Dean Jones on Friday said the national team needs Steve Waugh as its coach for resurrection.

British PM hails ‘fantastic’ Ashes win

British PM David Cameron hailed England’s Ashes triumph as a “fantastic achievement”.

Collingwood, England’s ‘Blue Collar’ man

Paul Collingwood earned a reputation as a flinty ‘blue collar’ competitor and an outstanding fielder in his 68 Tests for England.

Boycott blames selectors for Australia’s woes

Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott says Australia’s selectors must take much of the blame for its team’s disappointing Ashes campaign.

Warne reveals plans to lift Australia out of morass

Shane Warne has come up with a 10-point action plan to revive the state of cricket Down Under and said that tough decisions need to be made.

Australia outplayed by `complete` England: Watson

Shane Watson says the touring England side is one of the most complete in the game as they marched ominously towards an Ashes series-clinching victory.

Ashes: England on verge of victory in Sydney

England posted a record total and moved within 3 wkts of another innings victory in the final Test to cap its Ashes domination.

England’s Collingwood to quit Tests after Ashes

Paul Collingwood is to quit Test cricket after the fifth Ashes encounter, the England batsman said on Thursday.

Hot-Spot hitting umpires’ confidence: Hair, Boycott

Darrell Hair and Geoffrey Boycott feel the confidence level of on-field officials will plummet if technology like Hot-Spot is used.

Australian cricket slump worse since 70s

Former Test captain Neil Harvey believes Australian cricket’s decline following the humiliating Ashes defeat against England is the worst after Kerry Packer robbed the team of its top talent in the late 1970s.

Players can’t fool technology, says Cook

Cricketers risk making a fool of themselves if they try to deceive technology by challenging
close dismissals even when they know they are out under the Decision Review System, England batsman Alastair Cook has warned.

Khawaja shows glimpse of Australia`s future

Usman Khawaja showed in his poised Test initiation that he could play a leading role in the revival of Australia`s fortunes.

Untested Beer to make Test impact: Clarke

Michael Beer has played just seven first-class games and has never appeared at the Sydney Cricket Ground.