The Ashes

Invitational XI Hit Back After England Start Well

Half-centuries from Ed Cowan, Ryan Carters and Peter Nevill helped the Cricket Australia Invitational XI close day one of their tour match against England on 271 for five.
13 November 2013

Video - Ashes Preparation Steps Up A Gear

Watch as England fast bowler Steven Finn and Australia captain Michael Clarke talk about their sides' preparations for the upcoming Ashes series.
12 November 2013

Bailey, Johnson, Warner In Ashes Squad

George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson and David Warner have been included in Australia's squad for the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane later this month.
12 November 2013

Video - Strauss Urges England To Avoid Distractions

Watch as former England captain Andrew Strauss tells England to avoid any off-field distractions when asked to offer his advice on how to win the 2013/14 Ashes series.
11 November 2013

Cricket Betting: Carberry Odds-On To Start

Ladbrokes make Michael Carberry an odds-on chance to make his Ashes debut when the first Test gets underway in Brisbane on 21st November.
11 November 2013

Prior Out Of Final Tour Game With Calf Injury

England will be without their first-choice wicket-keeper when they play the Cricket Australia Invitational XI in Sydney after Matthew Prior was diagnosed with a calf muscle tear.
11 November 2013

Ferguson Included In Invitational XI

Callum Ferguson has been given another opportunity to press his case for a Test call-up by being included in the Invitational XI to play England this week.
11 November 2013

Teams Manage Fitness Concerns Ahead Of Ashes

Both Australia and England continue to face challenges in making sure their key players are fit for the first Ashes Test, with Michael Clarke and Kevin Pietersen among those being monitored.
10 November 2013

Root, Anderson Find Form On Rain-Hit Final Day

England's Joe Root and James Anderson impressed on a rain-hit final day of the tour game against Australia 'A' in Hobart, which was inevitably drawn.
9 November 2013

Watson On Target For First Ashes Test

Cricket Australia believe that all-rounder Shane Watson is on target to be fully fit in time for the first Ashes Test, which begins in Brisbane on 21st November.
9 November 2013

Rain Frustrates Again In Hobart

For the second day in a row, no play was possible between Australia 'A' and England in their tour game at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
8 November 2013

No Play On Day Two In Hobart

There was no play on day two of the Australia 'A' v England tour game at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart due to rain.
7 November 2013

Cook, Carberry Bat Through Opening Day

Openers Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry batted through the opening day of England's tour game against Australia 'A' to reach stumps on 318 without loss.
6 November 2013

Australia Optimistic Over Watson Fitness

Cricket Australia have confirmed that Shane Watson has suffered a hamstring strain but they will be doing 'everything possible' to get him fit in time for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
6 November 2013

Video - England Spots Up For Grabs - Cook

Watch as England captain Alastair Cook says his side are going to be heading into their final two Ashes warm-up matches with places in their Test side still up for grabs.
5 November 2013

Ballance And Seamers Fail To Impress In Perth

Those England players auditioning for an Ashes Test place have done little to enhance their claims over the past three days in Perth.
2 November 2013

Runs Continue To Flow In Perth

Like the Western Australia Chairman's XI, when England took their turn to bat at the WACA in Perth, their batsmen prospered with three of them scoring half-centuries on day two of their three-day tour game.
1 November 2013

Australia Anticipate World Record Crowd

Cricket Australia believe that the Boxing Day Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is on target to attract a world record crowd.
1 November 2013

Johnson Begins Ashes Preparation Early

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is to be given every opportunity to press his claim for an Ashes berth by returning home from the limited overs tour of India.
31 October 2013

Video - Cook Absence Precautionary - Prior

Watch as England vice-captain Matthew Prior explains that Alastair Cook's absence from the first match of England's Ashes tour with a sore back is a precautionary measure.
30 October 2013