Talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes has been added to the England squad for the tour of Australia later this year.
Embattled Australia coach Justin Langer insists he has the full support of his players.
The MCG could be jam-packed for Australia’s Boxing Day Test against England as Melbourne emerges from one of the world’s most prolonged series of Covid lockdowns.
Chris Woakes has hit back at suggestions England’s cricketers were ducking the challenge of an Ashes tour to Australia.
England’s stars have committed to the Ashes tour to Australia after coronavirus quarantine fears.
England’s Ashes tour of Australia is set to go ahead after the ECB gave “conditional approval” to the trip.
Australia Test captain Tim Paine says he expects a “really strong” England side to travel Down Under.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes could miss the Ashes series in Australia after undergoing another operation on his injured finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Thursday.
Ian Botham has questioned England players’ desire to confront the “ultimate test” of touring Australia as cricket chiefs try to hammer out an agreement to allow the trip to go ahead.
India batting star Rohit Sharma risked controversy on Monday by claiming that his country won a recent Test series in England that was cut short by a coronavirus scare before the final match could be played.
Australia Test captain Tim Paine says the Ashes will take place whether Joe Root decides to travel Down Under or not.
England captain Joe Root has still not decided if he will travel to Australia for the Ashes series.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says there is “zero chance” he would have travelled to Australia for an Ashes series if he’d had to spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival.
England cricketers heading to Australia for the Ashes this year will get “no special deals” allowing their families to join them, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has declared.
England, Australia, India and, most recently, New Zealand have reiterated that they are the game’s controlling quartet. The International Cricket Council is powerless to curb their behaviour, the most recent examples of which robbed Pakistan of life-giving tours, writes RYAN VREDE.