Steve Smith grateful for Ireland `work-out` ahead of England series
Steve Smith grateful for Ireland `work-out` ahead of England series

Australia captain Steven Smith described his side`s rain-affected victory over Ireland as a "good work-out" ahead of the five-match one-day international series against England which starts next week.

England Women keep Ashes hopes alive with T20 win
England Women keep Ashes hopes alive with T20 win

England gave themselves hope of retaining the Women`s Ashes as Sarah Taylor`s fifty saw them to a seven-wicket Twenty20 win in the first Twenty20 international at Chelmsford on Wednesday.

This was a match England had to win if they were to have any chance at all of squaring the series.

England rest Joe Root for Australia T20, ODIS
England rest Joe Root for Australia T20, ODIS

England have rested Ashes-winning star batsman Joe Root from their squads for both the upcoming lone Twenty20 international and five one-day internationals against Australia announced on 

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.

Death toll in UK airshow could approach 20: Police

The number of people killed when a jet aircraft crashed onto a busy road near an airshow in southern England on Saturday could climb to nearly 20, British police said on Monday.

Ashes success can`t hide England flaws, says Trevor Bayliss
Ashes success can`t hide England flaws, says Trevor Bayliss

England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned his Ashes winners that some of their places are in jeopardy following the fifth Test thrashing by Australia.

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.

Low Test totals due to 'short tempered' batting: Viv Richards
Low Test totals due to 'short tempered' batting: Viv Richards

Former West Indies captain Viv Richards has said a combination of outstanding bowling and short tempered batting are the reasons low totals are lately being produced in Tests.

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.

BCCI ponders dual coach policy for Team India: Report
BCCI ponders dual coach policy for Team India: Report

Indian cricket team will be getting a coach in September, but it could rather be two of them. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has done away with a head coach since five month now, is planning to introduce a dual-coach policy - one coach for Test matches and the other for ODIs and T20s.

David Warner hails England `respect` after Michael Clarke honour guard
David Warner hails England `respect` after Michael Clarke honour guard

David Warner praised England for the respect they`d shown towards Michael Clarke in marking the Australia captain`s final Test with a guard of honour during the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday.

Protest hits out at `Big Three` takeover ahead of the start of fifth Ashes Test
Protest hits out at `Big Three` takeover ahead of the start of fifth Ashes Test

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside The Oval ahead of the start of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia on Thursday in protest against the way in which world cricket is now run.

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.

Ashes: Michael Clarke splits opinion right until the end
Ashes: Michael Clarke splits opinion right until the end

Australia`s Michael Clarke will retire from international cricket after the fifth Ashes Test against England, starting on Thursday, with a brilliant record but strangely lacking the universal praise his figures might suggest.

Diego Maradona kisses referee who allowed 1986 'Hand of God' goal ​
Diego Maradona kisses referee who allowed 1986 'Hand of God' goal ​

Diego Maradona kissed and hugged the referee who allowed his handball goal in the 1986 World Cup and presented him with a signed Argentina jersey when the two met in Tunisia this week, local media reported. 

Veteran Aussie Chris Rogers to retire after 5th Ashes Test
Veteran Aussie Chris Rogers to retire after 5th Ashes Test

Chris Rogers is retiring from international cricket after this week`s Ashes finale against England, the Australia opener announced on Tuesday.

Artistic touch: England's Ashes batch of 2005, 2015 draw portraits of each other for charity
Artistic touch: England's Ashes batch of 2005, 2015 draw portraits of each other for charity

Former and current England players showed their artistic side by making a sketch of the 2005 and 2015 English Ashes side. They have put these sketches for auction at Cricket United which is UK's biggest ever cricket charity awareness campaign to raise money for disabled charity organisations.

James Anderson gets fitness boost ahead of Ashes finale
James Anderson gets fitness boost ahead of Ashes finale

England pace bowler James Anderson could feature in the fifth Ashes Test against Australia after returning to practise on Monday.

Alastair Cook urges England to pile on the misery for Australia
Alastair Cook urges England to pile on the misery for Australia

Stuart Broad on Monday revealed that England captain Alastair Cook has urged his side to pile on the misery for beleaguered Australia in the final Ashes Test this week.