Stuart Broad

Factbox: Cricket - Ashes series

(Reuters) - Following is a factbox on the five-test Ashes series between England and Australia, which begins at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday:<p>Schedule (times GMT):<p>First test Nov. 23-27 (0000) Gabba, Brisbane<p>Second test Dec. 2-6 (0330) Adelaide Oval (Day-Night)<p>Third test Dec. 14-18 (0230) WACA, …

John O'Brien

Media Watch: Hayden slams Poms, Chris Rogers says Ben Stokes will tour, Broad ready for abuse

FORMER Australian opening batsman and terroriser of English bowling attacks from 2001-2007 Matthew Hayden has declared the tourists “are a …

Sport (Australia)

Broad fine after being struck by stray golf ball on day off

(Reuters) - England pace bowler Stuart Broad saw the funny side of things after being struck by a stray golf ball during a day off at the Brisbane Golf Club on Monday as his team eased fears that it would affect his Ashes preparation.<p>Broad was working on his putting when a wayward shot by a club …

Golf

Ashes 2017: Stuart Broad 'fine' after being struck on the back by a stray golf ball

England seamer Stuart Broad is "fine" after taking an unexpected blow from a golf ball.<p>Broad is no stranger to finding himself in the firing line in Brisbane, where the home crowd and press delivered a barrage of verbal bouncers in his direction on his last Ashes trip.<p>Broad became public enemy …

Sport (UK)

Ashes Injury Scare: Stuart Broad Hit By Stray Golf Ball

There was an injury scare for the England team when Stuart Broad was hit by a stray golf ball!<p>There was some drama overnight when England paceman and …

Sport (UK)

Examples of Steve Smith and Joe Root point to less Ashes antagonism

Starting with their leaders, Australia and England look like teams that have realised they’re better suited to another way<p>They look like a couple of nice boys. Wheatfield hair, slightly awkward smiles. Helpful at charity days, polite at press conferences, respectful about others in their field. Not …

Sport (UK)

Cricket: Australia favourites but Ashes no forgone conclusion

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will start as favourites to reclaim the Ashes over the next seven weeks if only because of their home advantage but picking the winners in cricket's oldest test rivalry has become a fool's game in recent years.<p>England pitched up bristling with confidence on their last …

Moeen Ali

Seamer Jake Ball declares himself fit for England's Ashes opener

England seamer Jake Ball insists he is itching to gun down Australia’s batsmen after declaring himself fully fit for his side’s opening Ashes Test in …

Sport (UK)

Aussies enlist Ashes stars to recreate '13-14

Australia have enlisted some of the architects of the Ashes whitewash dealt to England when they last visited four years ago to recapture that same …

Cricket

England all-rounder Ben Stokes unlikely to feature in Ashes series, claims Glenn McGrath and David Lloyd

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is unlikely to feature in this winter’s Ashes series, Glenn McGrath and David Lloyd have said.<p>Stokes has remained at …

Sport (UK)

Australia v England: The ultimate Ashes preview

By Sky Sports Cricket<p>Last Updated: 20/11/17 10:36am<p>Australia v England: The ultimate Ashes preview<p>The ultimate rivalry in cricket gets set for it's …

Ben Stokes

Factbox: Cricket - Penpix of England's Ashes squad

(Reuters) - Penpix of England players in England's Ashes squad.<p>Joe Root (captain)<p>Age: 26<p>Right-handed top order batsman<p>England's talisman and most talented batsman, Root has displayed greater responsibly since taking over as captain earlier this year, averaging more than 60 in tests since. England …

India

England’s Jake Ball ready to face Australia in first Ashes Test at the Gabba

• Seamer expected to be play in Brisbane after recovering from injury • Ball backs England to edge close series<p>Jake Ball is out to prove himself in Australia after returning to full fitness in the nick of time for an Ashes debut.<p>Ball made a brief but lasting impression at the start of the tour …

Sport (UK)

Jake Ball says he is fit for first Ashes Test as England settle on their line-up for Brisbane

Jake Ball has declared himself fit for the first Ashes Test and will take the final bowling spot in the team.<p>Ball replaced Jake Overton at England’s media event today at the Gabba, a strong sign he has moved ahead of him in the pecking order to make up the seam attack alongside Stuart Broad, James …

David Warner

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson

Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did …

Cricket

The Ashes Natter: Can England avoid a 2013-14 Ashes pasting at the hands of Australia?

The men's Ashes is nearly upon us, and there are a host of issues bedevilling the Australian and English teams in the lead-up to the oldest rivalry …

Ben Stokes

Ashes Battles: David Warner v James Anderson

Nasser Hussain: "I think England will use the short ball against Warner. They'll also work on his ego a bit, trying to temp him into a false …

David Warner

Conquer Australia and Joe Root will join the Ashes immortals

"Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill,” said Richie Benaud, in one of his most famous aphorisms. “But don’t try it without that 10 per cent.”<p>The quote applies in spades to the nine England captains who have won Ashes series in Australia since the start of the 20th century. In order, …

Ben Stokes

The Ashes 2017: England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow reveals worry over finger before given all clear

FOR a moment, Jonny Bairstow feared the worst. Struck while gathering a delivery in England’s final Ashes warm-up, the wicketkeeper admitted he …

Sport (Australia)

Ashes 2017-18: why our passion for the great rivalry hasn't gone cold

Writing in 1963, the legendary Australian sports writer Tom Goodman lamented that the Ashes had gone "cold". At the time, his melancholic judgement …

West Indies

Cricket: England frustrated by big stand in final tour match

SYDNEY (Reuters) - England were held to a draw by a Cricket Australia XI in their final tour match ahead of the Ashes after they struggled to break a fourth-wicket partnership of 263 on a lifeless Townsville pitch on Saturday.<p>Jason Sangha, 18, became the second-youngest batsman after Sachin …

Moeen Ali

Steve Smith: ‘I read everything. If I don’t agree I use it as motivation to do better’

In an extract from his exclusive Wisden Cricket Monthly interview, Steve Smith talks about his journey from chilled Bondi surfie to the Australia captaincy and his hopes of one day joining the greats<p>When England ram-raided the Australians in 2010-11, it was the home side’s lowest mark in a quarter …

Sport (UK)

Ashes flashback: When Mitchell Johnson terrorised England at the Gabba in 2013

It was one ball in a vast continuum, but it was freighted with the weight of many before it. The shove it gave Australia in the 2013-14 Ashes series …

Robert Mugabe

Ricky Ponting delivers scathing assessment of England’s Ashes prospects in Australia

Ricky Ponting has delivered a scathing assessment of England’s Ashes chances, predicting an emphatic 4-0 series win for Australia.<p>Ponting, who scored …

Sport (UK)

The 15 greatest Ashes moments as voted by Fox Sports readers

THE greatest Ashes moments in history have been decided — by you.<p>For the past fortnight we’ve run a fantastic competition, in conjunction with the …

Sport (Australia)

England's Joe Root undaunted at being big Ashes target for Australian players AND fans after tourists' paintballing trip - Mirror Online

Joe Root has vowed to be ready for an Ashes battle this time round, and has urged the Aussies to ‘bring it on’, <b>writes Dean Wilson in Townsville</b>.<p>The …

Sport (UK)

Ashes 2017-18: From Stuart Broad's 8/15 to Glenn McGrath 'lording' over England, top spells in cricket's oldest rivalry

Tags : #Ashes #Ashes 2017 #Ashes 2017-18 #Australia #Australia vs england #Cricket #England #England vs australia #Glenn mcgrath #Ian botham #Jim …

Joe Root urges Australia to 'bring it on'

1:40 AM ET<p>Joe Root, the England captain, feels the side is better prepared for the level of aggression they may encounter in the Ashes than they were …

Moeen Ali

England’s Ashes hopes lie with James Anderson and Stuart Broad, says former Australia spinner Shane Warne

England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes lie in the contributions of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, according to former Australia spinner Shane Warne.<p>…

Sport (UK)

The glaring technical flaw that’s making Matt Renshaw a bunny

Matt Renshaw’s deep form trough is due to the exposure of a major flaw in his technique – he struggles badly against right-arm pace from around the …

Sport (Australia)