Pietersen rejects ECB managing director`s claims of `being disinterested during winter Ashes`

Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly denied claims that he was `disinterested` during the winter Ashes series against Australia, which England lost 5-0.

Bill Lawry slams Joe Root for not scoring `quickly enough` in MCG Test

Former Australian Test captain and veteran commentator Bill Lawry had a crack at England player Joe Root, on his first day behind the microphone for the winter Ashes, for not scoring quickly enough during the first day of the fourth Ashes Test.

Johnson never doubted ability to bounce back from injury

Australian Test bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that he never doubted his ability to bounce back from injury and an on-field career lowpoint to spearhead Australia`s Ashes revival, according to reports.

The Ashes: Harris says Gabba win special for Oz

Veteran Australian paceman Ryan Harris has said that the feeling he and his teammates got when Mitchell Johnson took the last wicket, that officially sealed their win at the Gabba Test, was a special moment for all of them, for which they had been waiting for a long time.

Vaughan apologises as former players rally round Trott

The sight of the normally obdurate Jonathan Trott swishing and missing with alarming regularity during his two brief innings in Australia was a telltale sign that all was not right.

Trott out of Ashes with `stress-related illness`

England`s Jonathan Trott has left the Ashes tour of Australia with a "stress-related illness", officials said Monday, after he was targeted during their huge defeat in a spiteful first Test.

The Ashes: Australia say have found out weak Trott

Australia believe they have got the measure of England`s Jonathan Trott whose Ashes struggles showed no signs of abating on Saturday.

Boycott slams England for `giving away` first Ashes test

England have "given the first test away" after a shambolic first innings collapse against Australia in Brisbane on Friday, according to former opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

Revived Johnson silences doubters at the Gabba

Australians, so the old cliche goes, will bet on two flies crawling up a wall but few punts in the "lucky country" can have paid such rich dividends as the gamble on recalling Mitchell Johnson for the first Ashes test.

Warner warns `fearful` England of `setting sights` on bringing down Cook in Ashes

Australian batsman David Warner has said that England is afraid of Australia and warned the tourists that he has set his glances on bringing down their captain Alastair Cook in a top-order bout

Haddin lashes former coach Arthur as `insecure`

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on Tuesday took a swipe at Mickey Arthur, criticising the former Test coach as insecure and saying he set back the Australian team.

`All-rounder` Steve Smith to focus more on batting than bowling

Young Australian all-rounder Steve Smith has said that he would be focusing more on scoring runs with the bat than taking wickets in the winter Ashes series, starting at the Gabba on November 21.

Anderson says would be over the moon if Gabba predictions come true

England pace spearhead James Anderson has said that he would be `over the moon` if the predictions of a humid weather, overcast skies and a swinging ball on the start of the Gabba Test of the five-match winter Ashes series turns out to be true.

Real-time snicko to be used as new DRS tool in winter Ashes

The real-time snickometer, which is the new update in the much-maligned Decision Review System (DRS), is reportedly set to be added to the technology available to the umpires during the winter Ashes series.

Has to keep making runs to retain Oz Test berth, says Rogers

Australian Test batsman Chris Rogers has said that he knows his position in the team will remain safe only if he keeps on piling on the runs.

Vaughan asks Clarke to `turn all talk` into Test match victories

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said in his column that if Michael Clarke is the great captain for Australia as Shane Warne describes, he has to win matches and turn all the talk into Test match victories.

Vaughan asks Clarke to `turn all talk` into Test match victories

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said in his column that if Michael Clarke is the great captain for Australia as Shane Warne describes, he has to win matches and turn all the talk into Test match victories.

Ryan Harris was `all footloose, fancy-free` in early cricket days: Report

The Australian media has revealed that Test bowler Ryan Harris once boozed and punted his way through his first cricket contract.

The Ashes: Brett Lee says Mitchell Johnson has the pace to rattle England

Former Australian Test speedster Brett Lee has backed Mitchell Johnson to shake up England in the return Ashes series, and said that he is back to the form that made him one of the most feared bowlers in international cricket.

England bowling coach Saker says Tremlett confident of doing well in Ashes

England bowling coach David Saker has said that seamer Chris Tremlett has worked really well recently and he is really confident of doing well in the Ashes series Down Under.