Ashes 2015: England replace Gary Ballance with Jonny Bairstow for 3rd Test
Ashes 2015: England replace Gary Ballance with Jonny Bairstow for 3rd Test

Jonny Bairstow has replaced Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance in a 13-man England squad announced Tuesday for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston starting on July 29.

Ashes 2015: Fiery Australia show England how to bowl and bat
Ashes 2015: Fiery Australia show England how to bowl and bat

Although Steve Smith was named man of the match after scoring 273 runs it was Australia`s rejuvenated pace bowlers who made the biggest statement in their side`s brutal mauling of England in the second Ashes test.

2nd Test, Ashes 2015: Plain sailing for Australia, England must dig in
2nd Test, Ashes 2015: Plain sailing for Australia, England must dig in

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood described his side`s progress through the second Ashes test as "smooth sailing" on Saturday as England`s Ben Stokes called for a rearguard action to save the game.

Ashes 2015, 1st Test: Joe Root`s century leads England revival against Australia on Day 1
Ashes 2015, 1st Test: Joe Root`s century leads England revival against Australia on Day 1

Joe Root made Australia pay for dropping him on nought by making a century that rescued England from a dire position on the first day of the first Ashes Test at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday.

Australia will retain Ashes 2-1, predicts Kevin Pietersen
Australia will retain Ashes 2-1, predicts Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen believes a lack of support for James Anderson will damage England`s chances of regaining the Ashes from Australia.

The controversial batsman has been in England exile ever since the team returned home from their 5-0 thrashing in Australia in 2013/14.

The Ashes 2015: 5 bowlers to watch out for

5 bowlers to watch out for

Ashes 2015: Mitchell Starc promises `no respite` for England
Ashes 2015: Mitchell Starc promises `no respite` for England

Mitchell Starc has told England there will be no let-up when they face Australia`s pace attack in the first Ashes Test in Cardiff on Wednesday.

Ashes 2015: Australia beat Essex in final warm-up match as Ryan Harris retires
Ashes 2015: Australia beat Essex in final warm-up match as Ryan Harris retires

 Australia`s fast bowlers warmed up for next week`s first Test against England by seeing the tourists to a 169-run win over Essex in their final warm-up match on Sunday after Ryan Harris announced his retirement.

Ryan Harris fails fitness test, likely to miss first Ashes test
Ryan Harris fails fitness test, likely to miss first Ashes test

Australian speedster Ryan Harris failed his fitness test on Wednesday before Australia's four-day tour match against Essex. The latest setback, in an injury prone career, means that the 35-year-old is effectively out of the first Ashes test against host England starting July 8.

Glenn McGrath backs Josh Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes
Glenn McGrath backs Josh Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes

Australia legend Glenn McGrath on Thursday nominated a pair of young guns he expects to shine at the upcoming Ashes which is set to begin from July 8, namely pacer Josh Hazlewood and England batsman Joe Root.

Darren Lehmann wrestles with Australia's positive pace dilemma ahead of Ashes
Darren Lehmann wrestles with Australia's positive pace dilemma ahead of Ashes

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is delighted to be wrestling with a dilemma over which three of five pace bowlers will start the Ashes series against England in Cardiff next month.

Australia demolish hapless Windies to win series 2-0
Australia demolish hapless Windies to win series 2-0

Australia demolished hapless West Indies on the fourth day of the second and final Test at Sabina Park on Sunday, routing the home side for 114 to win by 277 runs and take the series 2-0.

Australia need three more wickets to win second test against Windies
Australia need three more wickets to win second test against Windies

 Australia were on the verge of another massive victory over West Indies at lunch on the fourth day of the second test on Sunday needing three more wickets for victory.

West Indies 220 all out, trail Aussies by 179
West Indies 220 all out, trail Aussies by 179

West Indies were 220 all out just before lunch on the third day of the second and final Test against Australia at Sabina Park on Saturday, a deficit of 179.

1st Test: West Indies hit back after batting collapse against Australia
1st Test: West Indies hit back after batting collapse against Australia

West Indies squandered a promising position, losing their last nine wickets for 85 runs to be dismissed for 148 in their first innings on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dominica on Wednesday.

1st Test, Day 1: Hesitant West Indies pinned back by Aussies
1st Test, Day 1: Hesitant West Indies pinned back by Aussies

West Indies` top-order batting failed to capitalise on excellent batting conditions in reaching lunch at 85 for three on the opening day of the first Test of the two-match series at the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica on Wednesday.

Josh Hazlewood impresses against Windies President's XI
Josh Hazlewood impresses against Windies President's XI

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood on Thursday put his hand up for selection in the first Test against the West Indies with a standout performance on the first day of Australia's practice match.

Colin Munro replaces Josh Hazlewood in Mumbai Indians squad
Colin Munro replaces Josh Hazlewood in Mumbai Indians squad

The Indian Premier League (IPL) technical committee has approved a replacement for Mumbai Indians' pacer Josh Hazlewood, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said on Friday.

Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force
Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force

 Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed pace bowler Mitchell Starc to convert his World Cup form into the test team ahead of series against West Indies and England.

Josh Hazlewood withdraws from Indian Premier League
Josh Hazlewood withdraws from Indian Premier League

Australia's World Cup winning pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has opted out of the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. According to reports, the 24-year-old has taken the decision to leave the cash-rich league to give himself enough chance to play in the summer's Ashes series and Frank Worrell Trophy in the winter.