Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has issued a warning to his Ashes rivals, stating that there will not be any breathing space for the hosts during the five-match series, which starts on Wednesday in Cardiff.
For a wonderful spell of fast bowling on a dead track to turn a likely draw into a win for England in one session and for contributing in more than one discipline, James Anderson is our Cricket World Player of the Week.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc was named the player of the tournament in the World Cup 2015 as he guided his team to a seven-wicket win in the finals defeating New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia's eventful tour of India - on and off the field - took another turn for the worse with the news that fast bowler Mitchell Starc is to return home to undergo ankle surgery.
Starc hit a career-best 99 and took two wickets in the third Test in Mohali before Australia succumbed to a six-wicket defeat late on the final day.