Michael Clarke confirms selectors calling time on Brad Haddin
Michael Clarke confirms selectors calling time on Brad Haddin

Australia Test skipper Michael Clarke on Tuesday confirmed that his national selectors have effectively called time on the career of veteran wicketkeeper and former vice-captain Brad Haddin.

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.

Ashes 2015: Dropped Watson can return to Australian team, says Lehmann
Ashes 2015: Dropped Watson can return to Australian team, says Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has said dropped all-rounder Shane Watson can make a comeback to the team, insisting "he's got plenty of cricket left in him".

1st Ashes Test, Day 2: England vs Australia - As it happened...

Hello and welcome to our Live Coverage of Day 2 of the ongoing Ashes Test between England and Australia.

At stumps on Day 1, England were in a convincing position having put 342 runs on the board with three wickets remaining.

Ashes 2015: Australia will be 'hard but fair', says Michael Clarke
Ashes 2015: Australia will be 'hard but fair', says Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted his side will play "hard but fair" cricket as they try to win their first away Ashes series in 14 years.

The Ashes 2015: 5 bowlers to watch out for

5 bowlers to watch out for

Ashes gives England chance to overtake Australia in rankings
Ashes gives England chance to overtake Australia in rankings

 England have an opportunity to overtake Australia and move to as high as the second spot in the Test cricket rankings during the five-match Ashes series starting from Wednesday in Cardiff.

Flat pitches will help Australia, says Ian​ Botham
Flat pitches will help Australia, says Ian​ Botham

 England cricket legend Ian Botham has warned that England will be "playing into Australia's hands" if flat pitches are prepared for the upcoming Ashes tournament starting July 8 in Cardiff.

David Warner's explanation for punching me ridiculous: Joe Root
David Warner's explanation for punching me ridiculous: Joe Root

England batsman Joe Root added fuel to the Ashes fire on Sunday when he branded Australian hard-hitting batsman David Warner "ridiculous" over his explanation for hitting him in a Birmingham bar in 2013.

`Burnout` not depression caused Ashes return, says Trott

England batsman Jonathan Trott said mental "burnout" was behind his sudden withdrawal from England`s Ashes tour of Australia and he is now eager to resume his international career.

I`m not done yet, says Ryan Harris

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, is hoping knee surgery will prolong his test career through the 2015 Ashes at least.

Winning away is real mark of success, say Australia

Capturing the Ashes was a big boost for Australia but being able to win a series away would be proper affirmation of their ability, captain Michael Clarke said after the first test victory over South Africa on Saturday.

Former Australia coach Arthur rules out England

Dumped Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur Friday ruled out applying for the vacant England job after being appointed head of the Super 15 rugby team Western Force`s development programme.

Former cricket coach Arthur gets new job

Dumped Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur landed a new job on Friday as head of Super 15 rugby team Western Force`s development programme to identify and nurture fresh talent.

Australia the underdogs in South Africa, says Smith

Australia are underdogs for the three-test series in South Africa despite last month`s 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England, home captain Graeme Smith said on Tuesday.

Is Kevin Pietersen being made a scape goat for England`s Ashes loss?

The Ashes Test series loss has played a heavy toll on the England team. After the loss, in name of team rebuild up, changes are being made.

Cook may have played influential role in ECB decision to end Pietersen`s international career

England captain Alastair Cook had reportedly played an influential role in the decision to end the international career of his teammate and controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Axe falls on Pietersen to sound of England silence

As cricket followers around the world contemplated the end of Kevin Pietersen`s England career two questions kept being asked -- `why?` and `why now?`

Dour England even duller without Pietersen swagger

Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan`s perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

`Rebuilding` ECB end Pietersen`s England career

Kevin Pietersen`s controversial England career came to a dramatic end after officials announced Tuesday they "unanimously" wanted to rebuild the side without him following their Ashes thrashing in Australia.