The Ashes

Craig Overton to miss Boxing Day Test with rib injury

England will miss the services of fast bowler Craig Overton for the Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne following a fractured rib.
24 December 2017

Tim Paine to join Australia squad on Sunday

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine is set to join the squad on Sunday ahead of the Boxing Day Test against England in Melbourne.
23 December 2017

Tim Paine a doubtful starter for Melbourne Boxing Day Test

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine's participation in the Boxing Day Test against England in Melbourne is under doubt due to personal reasons.
22 December 2017

England need to take hard decisions after Ashes defeat - Mitchell Johnson

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson urged the England management to take hard decisions now rather than at the end of the ongoing Ashes series with an eye on the future.
21 December 2017

Scans reveal no serious injury for Mitchell Starc

Australia pacer Mitchell Starc has been cleared of a serious injury, though his participation in the fourth Ashes Test against England in Melbourne is still under doubt.
20 December 2017

Steven Smith reaches new height in Test rankings

Australia captain Steven Smith has reached new heights in International Cricket Council Test Rankings for batsmen following his stellar performance in the third Test against England at WACA.
20 December 2017

Root backs senior players despite Ashes slip up

England skipper Joe Root has backed his underfiring senior players despite criticism mounting on them following the Ashes series defeat to Australia in the ongoing Tests.
19 December 2017

Ashes 2017/18 - I expected 3-0 once Stokes wasn't coming - Graeme Swann

Former off-spinner Graeme Swann came down heavily at the performance of the senior players following England's Ashes series defeat against Australia in the ongoing contest.
19 December 2017

Extra pace of Australian bowlers made difference - Steven Smith

Australia captain Steven Smith lavished praise on his team's pace trio following the innings victory over England in Perth that helped them win the Ashes and reclaim the Urn.
18 December 2017

Ashes Review - 3rd Test from Perth - Australia Regain the Ashes

Australia have taken back The Ashes following another convincing victory over England at The WACA. BT Sport pundits gave their damning verdicts on England’s performance, see what they’ve had to say below.
18 December 2017

Ashes 2017/18 - 4th Test Preview - Melbourne

Well, the Ashes have been regained by Australia, after a massive innings victory over England, in Perth, and they are now 3-0 up in the five match series with two games to play in Melbourne and Sydney over the festive season.
18 December 2017

Australia name unchanged squad for Melbourne Test

Australia have retained an unchanged 13-man squad for the Boxing Day Test against England to be played in Melbourne from 26th December.
18 December 2017

Australia reclaim the Urn following innings victory in Perth

Josh Hazlewood completed a five-wicket haul as Australia bowled out England for 218 runs in the final innings on day five and completed an innings victory in the third Test in Perth, thereby winning the Ashes series 3-0 and reclaiming the Urn.
18 December 2017

Australia made to wait after rain hampers final session of day four

After Australia managed to gain a 259 run first innings lead, the bowlers managed to keep down England to 132 for four before wet weather brought a premature end to day four in the third Test in Perth.
17 December 2017

Ashes Review - Day 3 Third Test from Perth

BT Sport pundits Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann, and Ricky Ponting discuss England’s performance on Day 3 of the third test of The Ashes
16 December 2017

Ashes Review - Day 2 Third Test from Perth

Following another dramatic day at The WACA, BT Sport pundits gave their view on all the action with many feeling that England did not quite make the most of their strong position- see what they’ve got to say below.
15 December 2017

Smith leads Australia's response on day two

Steven Smith scored a fluent unbeaten 92 run knock to help Australia bounce back and post 203 for three at stumps on day two after they bowled out England for 403 runs in the third Test in Perth.
15 December 2017

The Ashes 2017/18 at the halfway stage – England or Australia in the driving seat?

We are halfway through the Ashes series 2017/18 and, although Australia are 2- 0 up in the series, England are fighting back in the Third Test at Perth.
15 December 2017

Malan, Bairstow lead England fightback in Perth

Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 174 run stand for the fifth wicket as England made a tremendous comeback to end the opening day of the Perth Test against Australia with a score of 305 for four in the 89 overs possible.
14 December 2017

Ben Stokes finds form in New Zealand

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has finally found some form during his stint with Canterbury with a fluent 93 run knock in the Super Smash encounter against Otago in Christchurch on Thursday.
14 December 2017