Dawid Malan

Wessels fails to make IPL auction as Blast feats go unnoticed

9:06 AM ET<p>Riki Wessels might be regarded as one of the most dangerous batsmen in the NatWest Blast but that has failed to impress the movers and …

Chris Woakes

Classy England cruise to 2-0 lead

Australia's ODI brains trust has been left with plenty to ponder after Steve Smith's side was again outclassed by an England team that continues to …

Cricket

England’s Test demise is no surprise as T20 generation follow the money

England’s victory at the MCG showed the difference between the Test and one-day teams, and where the priorities lie for players for whom the red-ball game is no longer the pinnacle<p>It was 5C in London last Sunday, unless you had Test Match Special on the radio. Then January felt a few degrees warmer …

Cricket

Ben Stokes charged with affray over Bristol incident and will appear at Magistrates' Court after missing Ashes series

England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray and will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court at a later due following an incident in the …

Cricket

Jason Roy hits record-breaking innings, but can Surrey batsman take the final step and earn England Test call-up?

Jason Roy’s record breaking 180 at the MCG and the way in which he took on Australia’s quick bowlers immediately begged the question of where had he been for the past two months?<p>Matt Prior, the former Test wicketkeeper, posted on Twitter that he would “love to see him opening the batting in the …

The day McGrath floored Pietersen

It says a lot for the intensity of the Ashes rivalry that Glenn McGrath and Kevin Pietersen, whose Test careers only overlapped by some 16 months, …

Cricket

England have axed three members of their Ashes touring party after Aussie destruction job

ENGLAND have kept the faith in James Vince and Mark Stoneman despite their 4-0 Ashes series loss, with the top-order batsmen retained in England’s …

Sport (Australia)

One of England's finest ever Ashes sides got beaten 4-0 Down Under - Australian conditions always expose flaws

Since expectations of the England team in Australia were so low to begin with – and I can never recall them being lower – the 4-0 defeat was no surprise, not least because the players themselves exuded belief that they could not retain the Ashes.<p>It was an inexperienced team, though on occasions the …

James Vince

Would Australia have regained the Ashes without Steve Smith?

When a series scoreline reads as one-sided as Australia’s 4-0 Ashes triumph does, and when the player of the series discussion must’ve been one of …

Sport (Australia)

James Anderson criticised for deflecting questions in live interview

OVERLOOKED in Australia’s Ashes celebrations was the best and worst live interview of the entire series.<p>England’s official Ashes broadcaster BT Sport …

Sport (Australia)

Ashes Review: Australia triumph over limited but willing England | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Seven weeks of intense Ashes battle across Australia ended, as most of them have over the last three decades, with the hosts revelling in a …

Cameron Bancroft

The Ashes 2017-18: England and Australia player ratings

Dawid Malan and Jimmy Anderson were the only tourists to impress while Steve Smith completed a Bradman-esque series and Australia’s pace attack shone<p><b>ENGLAND</b><p><b>Alastair Cook 5/10</b><p>Eighty-three grim runs from the first three Tests from the former captain, when the series was live and the pitches were at …

Usman Khawaja

Morning mail: Jared Kushner's business deals face more scrutiny

Tuesday: US financial regulator examinesinvestment-for-visa program run by family of president’s son-in-law. Plus: rising temperatures turn green sea turtles female<p>Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 9 January.<p>Top stories<p><b>Donald Trump’s</b> …

Jared Kushner

Tea and sympathy won't suffice as England face up to another drubbing

5:38 AM ET<p>There's a pattern of behaviour prevalent in England which dictates that, in times of extreme stress or emotion, we should do almost …

Cricket

Lyon ready to roar against broken Poms

Lyon has already claimed two wickets — dismissing Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan — and will thrive on the deteriorating SCG wicket.<p>England captain Joe …

Jonny Bairstow

England aren't whitewashed but will leave Australia with nothing but deja-vu

Not the neoteric whitewash, then, but simply a good old-fashioned spanking. England will slip to a 4-0 series defeat in Sydney on Monday - spoiler …

James Vince

Farbrace calls for honesty after England failings are 'exposed'

5:11 AM ET<p>The standard of England's cricket has been "exposed" during the Ashes series, according to their assistant coach, Paul Farbrace.<p>Accepting …

Cricket

Usman Khawaja was the pick among Australian batsmen on Day 2, remaining unbeaten on 91. AP

1/8<p>2/8<p>Steve Smith remained unbeaten on 44 at stumps on Day 2. AP<p>3/8<p>Moeen Ali walks back after getting dismissed for 30. AP<p>4/8<p>Mason Crane appeals for …

Usman Khawaja

Smith sets another stunning mark

AUSTRALIA have chiselled England’s lead down in the fifth Ashes Test, with David Warner departing for 56 as his side reached 2-96 at tea on day …

Australia in charge of fifth Ashes Test after Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 91

• Fifth Test, day two: Australia 193-2 v England 346 all out • Australia trail by 153 runs with eight wickets remaining<p>There was little respite for England’s tourists as the temperature rose in Sydney. There was a time when the Australians seemed to relax when confronted with a dead rubber match. …

Usman Khawaja

WATCH | Ashes: Steve Smith completes 6000 runs as he and Usman Khawaja frustrate England in Sydney | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Steve Smith has done it again. The Australian captain continued to be England's Ashes nemesis as he passed 6,000 test runs in an unbeaten knock of 44 …

Usman Khawaja

The Ashes Verdict: England tail wags, Aussies drop simple catches and Usman Khawaja outscores everyone - this Test is in a world of its own

• Australia vs England, fifth Test: live Ashes scoreboard<p>With the outcome of a series decided and the pressure off, a dead-rubber Test is a world of its own. An Alice in Wonderland world where everything is upside down - where England’s tailenders score runs, where Australians drop the simplest of …

Usman Khawaja

Ashes fifth Test: Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith's knocks put Australia in driving seat in Sydney

England were bowled out for 346 runs in the first innings on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test.<p>Australia trail by 153 runs and have eight …

Usman Khawaja

The Ashes: Mason Crane shows promise but Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith frustrate England

Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith shared an unbeaten ()-run partnership as Australia frustrated England’s bowlers on day two of the final Ashes match at …

Usman Khawaja

The Ashes: Australia in good position as Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja defy England in Sydney

Australia can probably claim to have an edge in the fifth Ashes Test at stumps of day two, trailing England's first innings total by only 153 and a …

Usman Khawaja

Ashes: Australia's Usman Khawaja nears century on day two at the SCG

<b>Australia laid a platform from which they can take control of the final Ashes Test against England on the second day in Sydney.</b><p>Usman Khawaja's unbeaten 91 took the home side to 193-2, 153 behind.<p>Khawaja shared stands of 85 with David Warner, who made 56, and an unbroken 107 with captain Steve …

Cricket

Sublime Smith has Root feeling the heat: Waugh

Australia captain Steve Smith's prolific run-scoring in the Magellan Ashes has had an adverse effect on his England counterpart Joe Root, according …

Cricket

England's toil goes unrewarded as Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith help Australia take control

Another day of largely unrewarded toil for England, as Australia gradually took a grip of the fifth Test at the SCG. And so in the context of this …

Usman Khawaja

Smith soars to equal Sobers landmark

As the shadows of the SCG's floodlights crept across the outfield of the iconic venue, Steve Smith's shadow as one of Test cricket's greatest …

Cricket

Ashes 2017: Record-breaking Smith and hopeful Khawaja lift Aus

Steve Smith has broken more records, while Usman Khawaja posted his highest score of this Ashes series as Australia reached 2-193 at stumps on day …

Usman Khawaja