The Ashes

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Jack Leach says joke may be on Australia after wet buildup to Ashes | Ali Martin
The torrential rain in Queensland in the runup could result in two ring-rusty teams facing off in first Test at the Gabba

Ali Martin in Sydney

01, Dec, 2021 @9:34 AM

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Joe Root in touch with Azeem Rafiq but reiterates he did not witness racism
Joe Root said he has exchanged messages with Azeem Rafiq but the England captain maintains he never witnessed any racist behaviour at Yorkshire

Chris Stocks

29, Nov, 2021 @12:49 PM

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Contradictory Australian cricket culture still ruled by traditional machismo | Sam Perry
Recent events have again demonstrated a gaping chasm between cricket’s corporate fantasy and a grittier reality

Sam Perry

29, Nov, 2021 @3:27 AM

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Has enough time passed for Steve Smith’s sins to be forgiven? | Megan Maurice
Had Tim Paine’s captaincy ended under more illustrious circumstances would this question even be asked?

Megan Maurice

27, Nov, 2021 @3:31 AM

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Australia make Cummins captain, Smith vice-captain as Paine pulls out of Ashes
Pat Cummins and Steve Smith will form Australia’s leadership team for the Ashes after Tim Paine confirmed a ‘mental health break’ from cricket

Emma Kemp

26, Nov, 2021 @2:17 AM

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Michael Vaughan dropped from Ashes by BBC and may be removed by BT Sport
Michael Vaughan faces being completely excluded from Britain’s radios and television screens during this winter’s Ashes series

Simon Burnton

24, Nov, 2021 @12:25 PM

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The Spin | Ashes has lost focus with scandals engulfing ECB and Cricket Australia
After months of scandal, two already ordinary teams now look like something more tawdry and tarnished

Geoff Lemon

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pat Cummins for Australian captain is on brand but he might also add substance | Geoff Lemon
Those running Cricket Australia have an exceptional candidate to replace Tim Paine rather than just the next in line

Geoff Lemon

22, Nov, 2021 @3:20 AM

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Tim Paine knew texting scandal that cost him Test captaincy would eventually emerge
Paine reveals media outlets had approached him several times about the controversy

Emma Kemp

21, Nov, 2021 @3:40 AM

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Tim Paine resigns as Australia’s Test cricket captain over ‘private’ text messages sent to colleague
The wicketkeeper-batsman said an investigation into the 2017 incident exonerated him but that he was ‘deeply sorry’ for his actions

Mike Hytner

19, Nov, 2021 @4:04 AM

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Usman Khawaja and Travis Head named in Australia’s Ashes squad
The in-form pair made the 15-man squad after selectors chose to leave the door open to both players to make the final XI for next month’s first Test

Mike Hytner

17, Nov, 2021 @12:17 AM

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Burns fired by ‘massive boost’ of Stokes return as England arrive in Australia
Rory Burns has declared Ben Stokes’ return to the England squad as ‘a massive boost’ to their chances in the Ashes

Simon Burnton in Dubai

07, Nov, 2021 @12:59 PM

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