Ashes

Cricket: Panesar doubt opens door for Borthwick

Monty Panesar is a doubt for selection after sustaining a tight calf in the build up to the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia. Panesar has seemingly become England’s number one spinner...

Cricket: Flower and Cook bid to ride out Ashes disaster

Andy Flower is ready to tell new England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Paul Downton that he wants to stay on as coach and has backed captain Alastair Cook to lead the team out of their Ashes...

Cricket: Captain Cook vows to continue

Alastair Cook has admitted that there will be an inquiry into England's disastrous Ashes tour Down Under, but insists that he has no intention of giving up the captaincy. Having lost the first three...

Ashes Cricket: Bairstow sure of victory

England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow is confident that the tourists can pull off a win against Australia heading into the penultimate day of the fourth Ashes Test. The visitors were blown away by the...

England Cricket: Patience key for England – Anderson

England bowler James Anderson says patience was the key to England's improved performance on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at the MCG. England are on top in Melbourne after...

Australia Cricket: Haddin seeks more from Ashes heroes

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin wants his side to keep the pressure on England when the two sides meet in Melbourne. The fourth Test starts at the MCG on Boxing Day but as far as England are...

Ashes Cricket: Panesar vows to take his chance

Monty Panesar has vowed to prove he is the man to replace retiring fellow spinner Graeme Swann in the long-term if he gets the nod to play in England's Boxing Day fourth Ashes Test against Australia in...

Cricket: England shaken by Swann retirement

England's hopes of avoiding an Ashes whitewash have been hit by the news that influential spinner Graeme Swann has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect. England have endured a...

Australia Cricket: Clarke wants clean sweep

Australia skipper Michael Clarke says his side will be going all out to secure a 5-0 series victory over England having already reclaimed the Ashes on Tuesday. The Baggy Greens secured a 150-run...

Ashes Cricket: Bell refusing to write off England

Ian Bell believes England can still win the third Ashes Test in Perth and keep the series alive despite Australia being in a dominant position going into day five at the WACA. England battled away on...