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Category: Ashes 2017-18

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England suspected ball tampering by Australia at Perth, says Alastair Cook

• ‘The outfield was wet and they managed to get ball reversing’• Former captain poised to match Border’s 153 consecutive TestsAlastair Cook has admitted to suspicions among the England team of ball-tampering by Australia during the Ashes series.Steve …

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England’s Trevor Bayliss embarrassed by Australian ball-tampering

England’s Australian coach a former mentor of Steve SmithBayliss has no reason to suspect ball-tampering at AshesEngland’s Australian coach Trevor Bayliss admits he is embarrassed by the ball-tampering shame which has engulfed his compatriots on their …

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England’s Eoin Morgan fears flight schedule will hit Tri?series campaign

England T20 captain says ‘we could have done with more time’ as Trans?Tasman tournament starts with matches in Hobart and Melbourne against AustraliaA quick game is a good game, and never is that club cricket adage more appropriate than when applied to…

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David Willey shines as England thrash Prime Minister’s XI in T20

• Prime Minister’s XI 136-8 | England 139-2• David Willey takes three for 32 and scores 79 off 36 ballsThe mandatory Ashes tour visit to Canberra ended in a routine win for England’s Twenty20 side as the Prime Minister’s XI were thumped by eight wicket…

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Mark Wood using ‘ruthless’ Australia to inspire England towards whitewash

• Pace bowler wants team to make statement with 5-0 series win• England focusing on Friday’s Australia Day ODI clash in AdelaideEngland are keen to give Australia a taste of their own medicine according to paceman Mark Wood, who is eager to land a one-…

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Sam Curran gets England T20 call as Chris Woakes calls for ODI whitewash

• Ben Stokes situation opens door for teenage Surrey all-rounder• Woakes urges England to keep their foot on Australia’s throatSam Curran has been added to England’s Twenty20 squad for the tri-series with Australia and New Zealand. The 19-year-old Surr…

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Steve Smith denies ball-tampering after Australia captain is seen wiping lip

• Video has led to speculation that he rubbed lip balm on ball• ‘It’s the way I get spit from the side of my mouth and on the ball’Steve Smith has quashed talk of ball?tampering after footage emerged of the Australia captain wiping his lip before shini…

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Jos Buttler century inspires England to series-clinching ODI win over Australia

• England 302-6; Australia 286-5• Full scorecard as England win by 16 runsA series win wrapped up at the earliest opportunity. For once in Australia, it was England’s to celebrate. In a match in which the hosts clawed back the initiative, the tourists …

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Australia v England, third ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from third ODI, 3.20am (GMT) startRoot helps dominant England 2-0 up over AustraliaAnd you can mail Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 2.48am GMT The pitch is a belter and the weather is glorious, apart from the occasional gust accentua…

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Alex Hales cherishes payback time for England’s trust | Vithushan Ehantharajah

Nottinghamshire batsman says he learned lessons from incident involving Ben Stokes and he is already making amends“It’s been a long few months,” says Alex Hales. England took a 2-0 lead in the ODI series at Brisbane, Hales pitching in with 57 in a four…

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Joe Root guides dominant England to victory over Australia in second ODI

• Second ODI: England, 274-6, beat Australia 270-9, by 4wkts • Joe Root 46* as tourists go 2-0 up in series with 5.4 overs to spareEngland came into this series wanting to win in different ways. So after a dominant performance in the first one-day inte…

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Australia v England: second one-day international – live!

Updates from the match at the Gabba in BrisbaneThe Recap: sign up and get our email every FridayGet in touch on email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 6.11am GMT A wicket is next. Just as they fell back to back in Melbourne, so do Marsh and Finch fall here. H…

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The Final Word: how to make an Ashes summer more compelling – podcast

Now the dust has settled on the Ashes series, Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins welcome broadcaster Daniel Norcross to dissect the last few months of cricketWith Geoff now recovered from a stint in a Sydney hospital – where he kindly gave up his bed for Joe…

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Moeen Ali: I felt I was letting down the team and fans during Ashes

• Spinner felt pressure after poor performance during Ashes • Moeen played important containing role with ball in ODI winFew players have had a tougher tour than Moeen Ali. A humbling Ashes series that brought only 179 runs and four wickets in five Tes…

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Jason Roy blasts England’s highest ODI score in five-wicket win over Australia

• Australia 304-8 (50 overs); England 308-5 (48.5)• Roy hits 180 and Root makes 91* in five-wicket winThat’s one way to secure your first proper win of an Australia tour. The Ashes may be gone but England kicked off the one-day internationals with the …

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Move Cook to No3 and look beyond Branderson: how England can regain Ashes | Rob Smyth

A new challenge could revitalise Alastair Cook, wildcards in squads can help find the X-factor and the exits of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad must be staggeredThe search for Alastair Cook’s opening partner has overshadowed an even greater need to fil…

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England players must commit to new ideas or face axe, says Joe Root

• Captain wants a plan put in place ahead of the series in New Zealand • Root confirms that he will one of 26 England players up for IPL auctionJoe Root has issued a stark warning that he will take a hard line on those England players who do not shape …

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Eoin Morgan working towards England’s long game before Australia ODI series

England’s ODI captain knows how important it is to separate the red and white ball portions of this tour before the series against AustraliaOn a Melbourne February morning in 2014, Eoin Morgan was perched on a bench outside the England team hotel nursi…

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Eoin Morgan working towards England’s long game before Australia ODI series

England’s ODI captain knows how important it is to separate the red and white ball portions of this tour before the series against AustraliaOn a Melbourne February morning in 2014, Eoin Morgan was perched on a bench outside the England team hotel nursi…

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Eoin Morgan defends Trevor Bayliss before one-day series against Australia

• England limited-over captain lends support to under-fire head coach• ‘Trevor Bayliss has been brilliant for us,’ says Morgan before MCG opener Eoin Morgan has defended his head coach, Trevor Bayliss, before England’s ODI series against Australia. Aft…