Concern Mounting for England in Ashes build up Starc's twin hat-trick in Sheffield Shield will do little to help the cause of the English side which is already plaguing with injuries. Although England completed a comfortable win in the practice match against Cricket Australia XI, all is certainly not well for the English side.
Ellyse Perry showed a lot of determination with an unbeaten 70 run knock to help Australia overcome a stern challenge from England as they went on to post 177 for five at stumps on day two of the only Test in the Women's Ashes in Sydney.
England's ongoing Ashes campaign in Australia have suffered another blow as Nottinghamshire pace bowler Jake Ball sustained an ankle injury during the second day of the tour game against Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide.
Mason Crane picked a three wicket haul while James Anderson and Chris Woakes shared two wickets apiece as England managed to restrict Cricket Australia XI to 233 for nine following which they stretched their lead to 65 runs at stumps on day two of the tour game in Adelaide.
After Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight scored fifties, Australia managed to make a late comeback to restrict England to 235 for seven at stumps on day one of the only Test in the Women's Ashes in Sydney.
Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan scored their second consecutive half-century in the ongoing tour of Australia as England went on to post 278 for eight at stumps on the first day of the day-night tour game against Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide.
After Tahlia McGrath and Erin Osborne shared five wickets between them to reduce Australia Women to 287 for nine in their second innings, ACT Invitational XI managed a score of 88 for three as the three-day tour game ended in a draw in Canberra.
Sarah Taylor scored a determined 85 run knock as England Women went on to declare their second innings with a score of 305 following which Cricket Australia XI managed to notch 182 for seven before the three-day tour game in Sydney ended in a draw.
Naomi Stalenberg scored a fine century but England Women bounced back through a four wicket haul from Katherine Brunt to bowl out Cricket Australia XI for 271 following which the visitors took their total to 87 for three at stumps on day two of the tour game in Sydney.
After Angela Reakes and Marizanne Kapp scored unbeaten 103 and 61 respectively to help ACT Invitational XI claim a first innings lead, Australia Women showed a better display with the bat in the second innings to stretch their lead to 108 runs with eight wickets in hand at stumps on day two of the tour game in Canberra.
England warmed up for the upcoming Ashes series with a solid batting display against Cricket Australia XI on day one of the tour game in Perth with four of their batsmen going past the 50-run mark to take the total to 349 for six at stumps.