The Ashes

Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
Dawid Malan hits maiden century to lead England charge
Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow share an unbeaten partnership of 174 as England end day one of their third Test meeting with Australia on 305-4.
10:34
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Mitchell Starc warns England batsmen that Australian bowlers 'can get better'
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc warns England's batsmen to expect an even tougher time in the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Dec 7, 12:30
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Trevor Bayliss: 'No need to panic'
England coach Trevor Bayliss insists that there is no "real need to panic" despite Australia going 2-0 up in The Ashes.
Dec 6, 09:22
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
Result: Australia wrap up second Ashes Test
England collapse in less than two hours on the final day of the second Test in Adelaide to hand Australia a 2-0 Ashes series lead.
Dec 6, 09:11
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
England trail Australia by 177 at end of day four
England will enter the final day of the second Ashes Test requiring 178 runs from six wickets to level the series 1-1.
Dec 5, 11:28
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England given hope in second Ashes Test
James Anderson and Chris Woakes both take two wickets each as England keep their faint hopes of winning the second Ashes Test against Australia alive.
Dec 4, 11:56
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Australia in complete command on day two
England trail Shaun Marsh-inspired Australia by 413 runs at the close of day two of the second Ashes Test.
Dec 3, 11:51
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Australia build lead on day one of second Test in Adelaide
Australia reach stumps on day one of the second Test with England on 209-4 after the tourists endured a testing day in the field in Adelaide.
Dec 2, 12:02
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Steve Smith hits out at "biggest sledger" James Anderson
Steve Smith hits back at James Anderson by accusing the England paceman of making ironic comments regarding the act of sledging.
Dec 1, 18:24
Ben Stokes in action for England in September 2016
Ben Stokes signs for New Zealand side Canterbury
England vice-captain Ben Stokes signs a short-term deal with New Zealand side Canterbury.
Nov 30, 08:51
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Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic cricket in New Zealand
England all-rounder Ben Stokes may be offered the chance to play for New Zealand-based Canterbury Cricket Club, with talks currently ongoing.
Nov 28, 14:22
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England star Ben Stokes 'spotted flying out to New Zealand, not Australia'
England all-rounder Ben Stokes reportedly flies to New Zealand, despite initial rumours that he was heading to Australia for The Ashes.
Nov 27, 22:12
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Jonny Bairstow plays down Cameron Bancroft incident
England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow plays down an incident in a bar with Australian opener Cameron Bancroft, despite speculation over 'a headbutt'.
Nov 27, 12:43
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Result: Australia wrap up 10-wicket victory in first Ashes Test
Australia make short work of England on the final day of the first Ashes Test to wrap up a 10-wicket victory and take the lead in the series.
Nov 27, 09:08
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England face Ashes battle after Steve Smith century gives Australia control
Australia take control of the first Ashes Test thanks to captain Steve Smith's century and two late England wickets on day three at The Gabba in Brisbane.
Nov 25, 10:11
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Steve Smith inspires Australia fightback
Australia skipper Steve Smith helps steady the ship after the hosts lose their first four wickets for just 76 runs on the second day of The Ashes.
Nov 24, 08:52
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England close on 196-4 on Ashes opening day
England close on 196-4 after Australia fight back on the opening day of the first Ashes Test.
Nov 23, 09:26
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Australia hand surprise recall to Tim Paine for first Ashes Test
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine is handed a surprise recall to the Australia squad for their opening Ashes Test against England following a seven-year absence.
Nov 16, 22:29
England bowler Jake Ball in action during the first Test between England and Pakistan at Lord's on July 14, 2016
England bowler Jake Ball fitness doubt for Ashes opener
England bowler Jake Ball will play no further part in his side's Ashes warm-up match against Australia XI and is now a fitness doubt to face Australia in a fortnight.
Nov 10, 09:32
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Tom Curran called up to England squad as Steven Finn replacement
Tom Curran is given the nod to replace Steven Finn in England's Ashes squad, with Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood again being overlooked for selection.
Nov 7, 15:11
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Steven Finn ruled out of Ashes tour
England bowler Steven Finn is ruled out of the 2017-18 Ashes tour due to a knee injury.
Nov 7, 09:03
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Steven Finn, Moeen Ali ruled out of opening warm-up games
Injured fast bowler Steven Finn and all-rounder Moeen Ali will miss England's warm-up games against Western Australia XI and Cricket Australia XI.
Nov 3, 12:59
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Trevor Bayliss: 'Time for others to step up in Ben Stokes absence'
Trevor Bayliss concedes that his task has been made tougher due to Ben Stokes's current absence from England's squad, but hopes that others can step up to the plate.
Nov 1, 15:29
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Lawyer: 'Alex Hales not expecting to face criminal charge'
Lawyer Ian Kelcey admits that he will be "surprised" if any further action is taken against England batsman Alex Hales following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.
Oct 8, 14:55
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Ben Stokes, Alex Hales offered new contracts by ECB?
A report claims that Ben Stokes and Alex Hales, whose Ashes involvement remains in doubt, will be handed new contracts by the ECB on Friday.
Oct 5, 14:29
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Ben Stokes's Ashes place remains under threat?
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will reportedly miss the Ashes should he remain under investigation for causing actual bodily harm outside of a Bristol nightclub.
Oct 4, 11:32
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Shane Bond, Paul Collingwood given England coaching roles for Ashes series
Former New Zealand bowler and ex-England one-day captain Paul Collingwood are added to England's coaching staff for the upcoming Ashes series.
Sep 27, 10:28
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Ben Stokes, James Vince, Gary Ballance in England's Ashes squad
Ben Stokes, James Vince and Gary Ballance are named in England's Ashes squad for the winter series in Australia.
Sep 27, 10:02
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Stuart Broad to be rested until start of The Ashes
Stuart Broad will be rested until the start of The Ashes in late November due to a heel problem.
Sep 13, 15:55
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James Anderson: 'Big improvement needed from England'
James Anderson challenges England to become more consistent in order to head to Australia full of confidence for the Ashes series.
Aug 26, 22:46
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Adelaide to host first day-night Ashes Test in December 2017
Adelaide will stage the first ever day-night Test match between Australia and England when the next Ashes series takes place next winter.
Dec 13, 10:00
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England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to be 2017 Ashes captain
England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to remain as captain for the 2017-18 Ashes series in Australia.
Dec 6, 10:57
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England, Australia 'close' to day-night Ashes Test
England and Australia are reportedly "close" to agreeing a historic day-night Test as part of the 2017-18 Ashes.
Dec 2, 07:09
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Australia want day-night Test in 2017-18 Ashes series against England
Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that the team are keen to play a day-night Test during the 2017-18 Ashes series.
Jan 4, 10:46
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Kevin Pietersen: 'England right to drop me'
Kevin Pietersen admits that England winning The Ashes has proven that the selectors were right to drop him from the side.
Sep 24, 17:56
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Result: Australia regain Women's Ashes
Australia regain the Women's Ashes after defeating England in the second Twenty20 international.
Aug 29, 01:39



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