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Boycott slams England for `giving away` first Ashes test

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 22:23

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.

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 14:11

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

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:42

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.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 11:43

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.

Lyon says Gabba pitch `not just for quicks` but also spin-friendly

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 21:05

Australian Test spinner Nathan Lyon has said that he does not understand the fascination with going for an all-pace attack on the Gabba wicket and hopes captain Michael Clarke is of the same mind.

The Ashes: Can Mitchell Johnson, George Bailey change the fortunes of Australia?

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 00:16

As expected, Mitchell Johnson and George Bailey have been included in a 12-man squad for the return Ashes opener in Brisbane.

Watson says needs to `make difference` with bat during winter Ashes

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 14:32

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has he needs to be a batsman that `makes a difference` during the winter Ashes series.

Geoff Lawson urges Oz to take advantage of England `over-confidence`

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 14:24

Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson has said that England`s excessive pride and over-confidence is one of their biggest flaws, and urged the Australian team to exploit that factor during the winter Ashes series.

Rain stalls England`s charge against Australia A

Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 12:46

Rain denied England`s batsmen a chance to inflict further misery on Australia A`s hapless bowlers, washing out the entire second day`s play in the four-day Ashes tour match in Hobart on Thursday.

Return Ashes: Will the real Mitchell Johnson please stand up?

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 16:33

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and faced with the prospect of a fourth straight Ashes defeat it looks like Australia will once again roll the dice on Mitchell Johnson.

Clarke backs himself for Ashes

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 12:59

Australian captain Michael Clarke said Tuesday he believes he can play all five Ashes Tests against England and has years of cricket left in him, despite being plagued by chronic back problems.

Khawaja gets Australia A audition for Ashes spot

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:16

Usman Khawaja has been handed the chance to audition for an Ashes place after being named in the Australia A side to face England two weeks before the first test.