The Ashes

England, Australia target rise in ICC rankings

With the 2015 Ashes series set to begin on Wednesday, England and Australia will be hoping to boost their rankings apart from their main goal to claim the urn.
7 July 2015
 

2015 Ashes to be similar to 2005 series - Joe Burns

Middlesex and Australia batsman Joe Burns reckons that this summer's Ashes series has the potential to be as good as the 2005 series, one which he remembers well.
6 July 2015

Ashes 2015 betting preview - Australia

The Ashes are nearly upon us, with Michael Clarke leading his men into battle with Alastair Cook’s England. In this first part of our Spreadex Ashes preview we will focus on the visitors.
6 July 2015

Ashes betting: support switching to England

With the start of the Ashes just days away, William Hill report a reinvigorated English public are getting behind their team with 70 per cent of all wagers struck since the New Zealand ODI series win being for a home win.
6 July 2015

Great to be part of 'outstanding' 2005 Ashes series - Marcus Trescothick

10 years on from the Ashes series that many hail as the greatest series ever, Marcus Trescothick would love to see this summer's clash produce something similar.
6 July 2015

Pat Cummins ready for red-ball challenge

Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who is the latest addition to the Ashes squad, claims to be ready for the challenge of bowling with the red ball once again.
6 July 2015

Ryan Harris' retirement good for England - Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes that the sudden retirement of Australia's veteran pacer Ryan Harris gives an advantage to the hosts during the Ashes series that begins on Wednesday.
6 July 2015

Australia favourites, but England have a good chance - Nick Compton

Middlesex and England batsman Nick Compton says that although Australia are the favourites for the 2015 Ashes, England have a good chance of winning thanks to their home advantage.
5 July 2015

The Ashes - where (and when) did it all begin? Cricket World TV

With the start of the 2015 Ashes series between Australia and England just days away, we take a look back - right back - to where and when the rivalry between the two sides began.
4 July 2015

Mike Brearley, Ebony Rainford-Brent preview the first Test in Lord's Podcast

Former England Ashes winning captain Mike Brearley and 2009 Ashes winner Ebony Rainford-Brent preview the first Ashes Test which begins on 8th July in Cardiff in the latest edition of the Lord's Podcast.
3 July 2015

ECB announces training schedule ahead of the first Ashes Test

The England and Wales Cricket Board, on Friday have announced the schedule for the training arrangements of England and Australia, ahead of the first Ashes Test which kicks off in Cardiff on 8th July.
3 July 2015

Ben Stokes expects an eventful Ashes series

England all-rounder Ben Stokes predicts the upcoming Ashes series will be filled with verbal exchanges on the field.
3 July 2015

Peter Siddle rues lack of consistency against Essex

Australian pacer Peter Siddle expressed regret over the wayward bowling display by his team’s bowlers during the second day of the tour game against Essex at Chelmsford.
3 July 2015

Cardiff Test will be huge - Dominic Cork

Former England pacer Dominic Cork feels that the winner of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff will eventually win the series.
3 July 2015

Australia favourites for the Ashes - Michael Vaughan

Former England captain, Michael Vaughan, feels that the current Australian team will have the edge heading into the Ashes series that begins next week.
3 July 2015

Tom Westley century leads Essex fightback

Tom Westley scored a belligerent hundred to power Essex to 299 for three in response to Australia's first innings total of 562 at stumps on day two of the tour game in Chelmsford.
2 July 2015

Trevor Bayliss urges England to display aggression

England's newly appointed coach Trevor Bayliss wants his team to play fearless cricket during the upcoming Ashes series that begins next week.
2 July 2015

Mitchell Marsh optimistic of Ashes selection

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh hopes to be picked in the playing XI during the Ashes series that begins next week after having notched up successive centuries in the warm-up games.
2 July 2015

Australia pile on the runs with Mitchell Marsh's century

Mitchell Marsh scored his second consecutive century, following a David Warner blitz earlier in the day, as Australia piled on a massive 440 runs on day one of their second tour game against Essex in Chelmsford.
1 July 2015

England announce squad for the first Ashes Test

England selectors, on Wednesday, announced a 13-member squad for the first Test of the much anticipated Ashes series, which will be played in Cardiff from 8th July.
1 July 2015

 
 
 
 

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