Jackson Bird

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England’s Mark Stoneman walks onto the SCG during a nets session at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/PA Wire

The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney is no myth. Over a century ago it was so strong neither of these great cities could be the capital of Austral(...)

Mason Crane will make his England debut in the final Ashes Test in Sydney. Photograph: William West/Afp

Mason Crane, the 20-year-old leg-spinner from Hampshire, will make his Test debut for England in Sydney on Thursday, while Mitchell Starc returns for (...)

England’s Alastair Cook at the end of the third day of the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was back to business for Alastair Cook on the third day. He batted for another six and a-half hours, posting the highest score against Australia at(...)

Alastair Cook of England is congratulated by Joe Root as he celebrates reaching his century. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This was how it was supposed to be from the start with the senior citizens showing the way. Sadly it took until the second day of the Melbourne Test f(...)

Mitchell Starc’s four wickets helped Australia to a heavy win over Pakistan at the MCG. Photograph: Julian Smith/Epa

You had to imagine it in the first place to believe it, but that is precisely the kind of foresight Steve Smith brought to the MCG today in conjuring (...)

England’s Stuart Broad  celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Michael Clarke. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Chris Rogers became the second oldest Australian to hit a maiden test century as he led his team to 222 for five on the second day of the fourth Ashes(...)

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is caught behind by Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin during day one of Fourth Ashes Test in Chester-le-Street. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England captain Alastair Cook’s decision to bat first was undone by poor shot selection as England narrowly avoided being bowled out on the opening da(...)