Ashes

Australia aim to pour cold water on England's summer

England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18...

August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017

Root warns England new boys to expect Ashes barrage

England captain Joe Root warns his team's emerging young stars to expect a barrage of abuse "which hits you like a train" when they face old rivals Australia.

May 28, 2017
May 28, 2017

Government ready to mediate in Aus pay row

Sports Minister Greg Hunt says the federal government is prepared to provide mediation between Cricket Australia and players over the pay-dispute stalemate.

May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017

Smith plays down talk of Ashes strike

Australia captain Steve Smith has played down a tense stand-off in pay negotiations between the players' union and the national cricket board, saying his team is highly motivated to cut a deal...

May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017

Aus board gambled on players' greed and lost

Australia's cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert...

May 18, 2017
May 18, 2017

Lehmann plays down Ashes strike threat

National coach Darren Lehmann admitted Thursday a bitter pay dispute will be a distraction for Australia at next month's ICC Champions Trophy, but played down a boycott of this year's...

May 14, 2017
May 14, 2017

Aus board threatens players with unemployment

Australia's cricket board has warned players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement in an escalation of a protracted and...

May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017

New Perth Stadium not ready for Ashes

The new Perth Stadium will not be finished in time for the third Ashes test between Australia and England in December and the match will therefore be hosted at the traditional WACA ground, Cricket...

April 27, 2017
April 27, 2017

‘We're prepared for Aussie pace rampage’

Joe Root knows just how damaging a rampaging Australian pace attack can be having experienced first-hand the devastation wreaked on England by Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris during his maiden...

April 19, 2017
April 19, 2017

‘Aussie pace battery will terrify England’

Former Australia firebrand Brett Lee says the current crop of "once-in-a-generation" pace-bowling talent will put the fear into England's batsmen come next summer's Ashes.

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Day-night Ashes Test under discussion

Discussions over whether Australia will host England in a first day-night Ashes cricket Test next year are taking place but nothing has been decided yet, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.