England practice their catching during the nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

With its grand central harbour and flocks of strolling pleasure-seekers Sydney tends to have the air of a city of departures and farewells.Not least f(...)

England’s Scott Borthwick bowls during the nets session.

It is either new year or another random day in the calendar. Was it last year when England were dismantled by Australia or merely a few days ago? It i(...)

England’s Matt Prior could lose the gloves to Jonny Bairstow for the fourth Test. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

There is no more stirring sight than the walk to the “G” on St Stephen’s Day morning. Three years ago, almost 90,000 people were packed and stacked in(...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

England’s Andy Flower: “We go to Perth and both sides start on nought for nought, and my job is to ensure that the players are as well prepared as possible for that challenge.”

Andy Flower has insisted it is the problems of England’s senior players, rather than his own future as team director, that must be the focus of attent(...)

Mitchell Johnson has words with Stuart Broad and Matt Prior during day four of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The Ashes combatants tried to make light of a series of ill-tempered exchanges as things turned ugly near the close of a long, hot fourth day in the C(...)

Tim Bresnan has been added to England’s Ashes squad, and is in the reckoning to play in the second Test in Adelaide this week.

Tim Bresnan has officially rejoined England’s Ashes squad in readiness for the second Test in Adelaide, and Australia expect conditions to favour an i(...)

If I was Sir Roger Bannister, the thought of what’s coming down the track next May would be terrifying. Imagine every sporting media outlet in the wor(...)

Rory McIlroy has had a turbulent year off the course as much as on it. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

The pressure to succeed in sport is pushing more and more athletes towards stress-related illnesses, says Rory McIlroy, who is looking to put a troubl(...)

 Stuart Broad: ‘Off the field, there have been some mistakes made. As an England side, we pride ourselves on how we conduct ourselves when talking about the opposition, because you never know what’s going on in their changing rooms and lives.’ Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Stuart Broad has spoken of England’s loss after Jonathan Trott returned home from the Ashes tour.Broad has made it clear England are untroubled by Mic(...)