Michael Clarke confident as Ashes loom large
Michael Clarke confident as Ashes loom large

Australia captain Michael Clarke believes his side are building up to their defence of the Ashes in just the right style after opening their tour with a convincing victory over Kent.

James Anderson will `cop it` in Ashes, says Shane Warne
James Anderson will `cop it` in Ashes, says Shane Warne

Australia great Shane Warne has told England new-ball duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad to expect plenty of "sledging", or verbal abuse, to come their way during the upcoming Ashes series.

Mitchell Marsh stakes Ashes claim with quickfire ton against Kent
Mitchell Marsh stakes Ashes claim with quickfire ton against Kent

Mitchell Marsh outshone Shane Watson as the two all-rounders vied for an Ashes place during Australia`s tour opener against Kent at Canterbury on Saturday.

No batting for England during Spanish training camp
No batting for England during Spanish training camp

England captain Alastair Cook has said his side have no batting practice planned for their upcoming four-day pre-Ashes training camp in Spain with new coach Trevor Bayliss.

Michael Hussey predicts tough Ashes 2015, says Joe Root will be key for England
Michael Hussey predicts tough Ashes 2015, says Joe Root will be key for England

Australia's veteran batsman Michael ​Hussey on Wednesday said the upcoming Ashes series between hosts England and Australia will be a tough contest, adding that batsman Joe Root will be the key for the home side.

James Anderson wants end to Ashes `sledging`
James Anderson wants end to Ashes `sledging`

James Anderson has called on both sides to ditch the verbals and cut out `sledging` during the upcoming Ashes series between England and Australia.

'Uncertain' cricketers will eventually accept pink balls: Chris Rogers
'Uncertain' cricketers will eventually accept pink balls: Chris Rogers

Australia Test batsman Chris Rogers said on Wednesday while "uncertainty" over the pink ball concept remains amongst some cricketers, they will accept it in the future.

Ashes set for bumpy 'sledging' ride
Ashes set for bumpy 'sledging' ride

According to the Lord`s-based Marylebone Cricket Club, still the guardian of cricket`s rules, it is against the `spirit of the game` to "direct abusive language towards an opponent".

Australia won`t cross sledging line in Ashes, vows Michael Clarke
Australia won`t cross sledging line in Ashes, vows Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted his side "won`t overstep the mark" when it comes to the vexed question of `sledging` during the upcoming Ashes series.

Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes
Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes

Australia captain Michael Clarke said he expected to prove Jason Gillespie wrong after the former Ashes winner suggested the current squad were too old ahead of their latest clash with England.

Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi
Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi

"Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said England’s home ground advantage gives them an edge over Australia in the upcoming Ashes series, which starts in less than a month in Cardiff, England.

Australia's domination against West Indies show they are back to their best
Australia's domination against West Indies show they are back to their best

The current Australian cricket team have stitched together some breathtaking performances that have seen them dominate the world once again. The present scenario of their ability to play the game at the highest level have seen a lot of similarities that was visible under the era of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.

Now we're ready for England, says Michael Clarke
Now we're ready for England, says Michael Clarke

Australia`s short Caribbean tour always looked like something of an hors d`oeuvres for the Ashes and captain Michael Clarke finally allowed himself to address the main course after wrapping up a comfortable 2-0 series sweep on Sunday.

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.

Chris Rogers backs Australia's decision to rule him out
Chris Rogers backs Australia's decision to rule him out

Australia left-hander Chris Rogers on Friday backed the decision by team's support staff to rule him out of the two-match Test series against the West Indies, but insists he will be ready for the forthcoming Ashes tour.

'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott
'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott

England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has come up with a handful of advice for India's new full-time Test captain Virat Kohli saying the aggressive batsman has to find his own way to get his players' support and try to harness his passion and emotion.

Michael Clarke satisfied with his comeback post 'tough summer'
Michael Clarke satisfied with his comeback post 'tough summer'

Australian skipper Michael Clarke, whom many had described as a spent force a year before, is satisfied with his performance and defying all doubters who had raised questions about his mettle.

West Indies vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1: Jerome Taylor closing in on world record
West Indies vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1: Jerome Taylor closing in on world record

West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor was closing in on a world record at lunch on the first day of the second test against Australia in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday.

Australian cricketers fund new club initiative
Australian cricketers fund new club initiative

Australia’s top cricketers have dug deep into their pockets to fund a new initiative that will narrow the gap between club and first-class cricket.