Ashes 2015: Aussie pacers, flat wickets damage credibility of ‘fearless’ England

Despite knowing the fact that it's close to impossible to beat Australia at playing mind games, teams don't hesitate in doing so.

Ashes 2015: England yet to overcome fear of facing Mitchell Johnson
Ashes 2015: England yet to overcome fear of facing Mitchell Johnson

While his brutal pace bowling in the previous Ashes series was a treat to watch for cricket fans across the world, it was nothing less than a nightmare for Alastair Cook and his boys, who suffered several blows from Mitchell Johnson during their 5-0 annihilation in the previous series.

England don't know what they want, says Mitchell Starc
England don't know what they want, says Mitchell Starc

Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has added fuel to the ongoing row over the state of pitches being used for the Ashes series on Monday by saying that England does not know what they want to do.

Chris Rogers on track for third test, Mitchell Starc shrugs off ankle
Chris Rogers on track for third test, Mitchell Starc shrugs off ankle

Australia`s opening batsman Chris Rogers has survived a stiff examination from his bowling team mates in the nets but expects England`s pacemen to come even harder at him in the wake of his dizzy spell that forced him to retire at Lord`s.

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.

Ashes 2015: Australia optimistic on Mitchell Starc's fitness for Lord's
Ashes 2015: Australia optimistic on Mitchell Starc's fitness for Lord's

Paceman Mitchell Starc took pain-killing injections for his strained ankle to bowl through Australia`s opening Ashes defeat in Cardiff but is confident he will be fit for the second match at Lord`s, captain Michael Clarke has said.

England still blinking after perfect Ashes start
England still blinking after perfect Ashes start

England left Cardiff on Sunday in a state of surprised euphoria after producing a near-perfect performance to crush Australia in the first Ashes test.

Ashes 2015: Australia 'hopeful' over Mitchell Starc fitness
Ashes 2015: Australia 'hopeful' over Mitchell Starc fitness

Australia are optimistic fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be fit to face England in the second Ashes Test at Lord's starting on Thursday.

Ashes 2015: Australia `hopeful` over Mitchell Starc's fitness
Ashes 2015: Australia `hopeful` over Mitchell Starc's fitness

Australia are optimistic fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be fit to face England in the second Ashes Test at Lord`s starting on Thursday.

Stuart Broad strikes as England eye win in Ashes opener
Stuart Broad strikes as England eye win in Ashes opener

Stuart Broad led England to within three wickets of victory in the first Ashes Test as Australia collapsed either side of lunch on the fourth day at Cardiff`s Sophia Gardens on Saturday.

Australia face record chase to win first Ashes Test
Australia face record chase to win first Ashes Test

Australia were set a target of 412 to win the first Ashes Test after dismissing England for 289 in their second innings to force the close of the third day in Cardiff on Friday.

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.

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.

Mitchell Starc takes six before Australia stumble
Mitchell Starc takes six before Australia stumble

Mitchell Starc took six wickets and captain Michael Clarke scored a fifty but Australia did not have things all their own way on Friday`s third day of four against Essex at Chelmsford in their final warm-up match before next week`s first Ashes Test.

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.

Mitchell Starc expresses dissatisfaction over use of pink ball for day-night Test
Mitchell Starc expresses dissatisfaction over use of pink ball for day-night Test

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has expressed concerns about the pink ball to be used in the first day-night test, saying it behaved "very differently" to the usual red ball and crowds might not even be able to see it.