Ed Joyce: “We’ve got an experienced side and I think if ever we have a chance of running Australia close or beating them then it’s going to be tomorrow.” Photograph: Inpho.

Senior batsman Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a better chance to turn the tables on Australia as they prepare to take on the world champio(...)

Australia’s Steve Smith is congratulated after dismissing England’s Alastair Cook. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Jos Buttler insists it has still been “a fantastic series” for England despite Australia moving to within four wickets of winning the final Ashes Test(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke takes part in a press conference at the Oval in London on August 19th, 2015. Photograph: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Australia captain Michael Clarke was in reflective mood on the eve of his final test match against England at The Oval as he plotted a consolation vic(...)

 Australia opener Chris Rogers has announced his retirement from international cricket following the final Ashes Test against England. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers confirmed on Tuesday that he will retire from test cricket at the end of the current Ashes series in England.(...)

Stuart Broad and Joe Root celebrate after England’s innings win at Trent Bridge gave them an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Photograph: Getty

England have regained the Ashes with an innings-and-78-run victory at Trent Bridge. Alastair Cook’s team wrested back the urn, after their 5-0 whitewa(...)

England’s Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Chris Rogers for 6 runs on the second day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston. Photorgraph: Paul Ellis/Getty

First, on an overcast Nottingham morning, came Stuart Broad with the most devastating bowling of his life. Later, in the afternoon, when the clouds (...)

England’s Ben Stokes (third from left) celebrates after taking a stunning  catch to dismiss Australian batsman Adam Voges off the bowling of Stuart Broad during the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

A rampant Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England ripped out shell-shocked Australia for 60 in an extraordinary and dramatic start to the fourth A(...)

Michael Clarke: Australia captain under fire for poor form in Ashes. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Australia captain Michael Clarke is determined to prove the doubters wrong and lead his country back into contention for the Ashes when the fourth Tes(...)

 Ben Stokes  takes a catch at fifth slip as Jimmy Anderson takes his fifth wicket to remove Australia’s Mitchell Johnson during the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph:   Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Third Test, day one: Australia 136; England 133-3 All the England bowlers have craved in order to contest this series is a little bit of help. Give th(...)

Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of England’s Ian Bell during day four of the Second Test at Lord’s in London.

A rampant Australian pace attack ripped out a feeble England England for 103 to seal a crushing 405-run win in the second Ashes test at Lord’s yesterd(...)