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(...)

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(...)

England’s Stuart Broad waves at fans as he walks off the field at the end of the first day’s play. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

England paceman Stuart Broad ignored the jeers, chants and catcalls of a hostile Gabba crowd to take five wickets and leave Australia clinging on at 2(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke at  a news conference before today’s first Ashes cricket Test match against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

This could be a closer contest than many people with their whitewashes clearly believe. Some of the talk has been bombastic. Michael Clarke’s side may(...)