Ashes Series

  • Kevin Pietersen receives apology from English cricket May 31, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board has apologized to Kevin Pietersen after its head criticized the batsman's attitude in the winter Ashes collapse against Australia. ECB managing director Paul Downton said the 33yearold Pietersen appeared "disinterested" and "distracted" in the fifth Test of the 50 series defeat, and claimed in...
  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career April 15, 2014

    Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his Test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, bowling them to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series victory...
  • England arrive in Australia for Ashes series October 25, 2013

    Perth: England's cricketers were in confident mood when they touched down in Perth early Friday at the start of their Ashes tour to Australia. Asked about his team's chances of winning a fourth consecutive Ashes series, spinner Graeme Swann said they were "always confident." The England players looked fresh and relaxed despite...
  • Doubleton Chris Rogers gives Aussies Ashes boost May 7, 2013

    London: Chris Rogers gave Australia a timely Ashes boost with a fine double century in Middlesex's county championship draw against Surrey at Lord's on Sunday. Rogers hit 214 his ninth firstclass double century to improve his chances of featuring against England after a fiveyear absence from the national team....
  • Retired Ricky Ponting rules out Ashes comeback March 21, 2013

    Hobart: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting picked up his domestic cricketer of the year award on Wednesday, and quickly batted away speculation about a return to the beleaguered Test team for the Ashes. The 38-year-old Ponting, who retired from international cricket last November, led the Sheffield Shield with 875 runs at...
  • Injured Graeme Swann fears for Ashes fitness March 6, 2013

    Dunedin: Graeme Swann's troublesome right elbow may have forced him out of the Test series against New Zealand but the England spinner has been told the required surgery is "relatively simple" and is eyeing a May return. Swann was a surprise omission from England's team before the toss for the...
  • Pressure builds on outofform Ricky Ponting November 25, 2012

    Adelaide: Struggling Ricky Ponting on Sunday ruled out his chances of playing in next year's Ashes in England unless he breaks his dismal run of form in the series against South Africa. The former Australia skipper, who turns 38 next month, has failed in three innings against the Proteas, chopping...
  • Anderson recalls booze culture of Ashes tour October 9, 2012

    London: Memories of England’s disastrous and controversial 2006-07 tour of Australia, in which they were whitewashed 5-0 to surrender the Ashes, have been revived with James Anderson shedding light on the alcohol culture in the England camp in his soon-to-be-released autobiography. Anderson, the leader of England’s bowling attack, recalled the...
  • Sachin great even without 100th ton: Waugh February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Sachin Tendukar's aura as a batsman will not diminish even if he does not score his muchawaited 100th international century, feels Australian great Steve Waugh. "I think it's a huge statistic and India is obsessed by stats. The whole country wants him to get his one hundredth 100, so maybe...
  • Ashes: Australia face record chase to win 2nd Test July 18, 2009

    England took six wickets in the final session to reduce Australia to 156 for eight at stumps in their first innings on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Friday....
  • Ashes: Early jolt to Aussies after England 425 all out May 19, 2011

    England made the most of winning the toss and some indifferent bowling by racing to 126 for none at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against Australia at Lord's on Thursday. ...
  • Ashes series: Clarke, North give Australia the edge July 11, 2009

    Ashes series: Clarke, North give Australia the edge ...
  • Symonds left out of Ashes squad | 'We can still win' May 20, 2009

    Controversial allrounder Andrew Symonds was a notable omission from Australia's squad for this year's Ashes cricket tour to England when it was announced on Wednesday. ...