England captain Joe Root (centre) with  Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad leave the field after day two of the third Ashes test against Australia  at Headingley. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 2 of 5: Australia 179 (M Labuschagne 74, D Warner 61; J Archer 6-45, S Broad 2-32) & 171-6 (M Labuschagne 53no, M Wade 33; B Stokes 2-33, S Br(...)

Jason Roy of England bats during a nets session at Headingley ahead of the third Ashes Test. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Joe Root believes England are ready to pounce on the absence of Steve Smith and heap more pressure on Australia using the fast bowler who was born for(...)

Jofra Archer of England bowls during a nets session at Lord’s on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The advent of any Test debutant is a source of excitement. But some are more exciting than others. On Wednesday, if the weather permits, Jofra Archer (...)

  Australia’s Steve Smith celebrates his century against England at Edgbaston. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

First Test, day one: Australia 284; England 10-0  Steve Smith is on the periphery no more. On his return to Test cricket with his side deep in t(...)

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon celebrates his 100th test wicket on Australian soil. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Australia’s spinners Nathan Lyon and Stephen O’Keefe took key wickets between rain showers to peg the West Indies back to 207 for six at the end of a (...)

Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

Eoin Morgan of England speaks with Michael Clarke of Australia during game three of the One Day International Series  at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

England did not just lose the Carlton Mid ODI series in Sydney. They may have also lost a captain as Alastair Cook, cutting an increasingly hangdog an(...)

England’s James Anderson reacts as Australia’s Chris Rogers and Shane Watson  take a run during the first day of the third Ashes testat Old Trafford. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Australia captain Michael Clarke’s century helped ensure yet more Decision Review System controversy was overshadowed on the opening day of the third (...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke: ‘What can I say? Our performance in the first innings was unacceptable’.  Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Michael Clarke has admitted his Australia team have become a laughing stock and cannot have any complaints about it after an “unacceptable” batting pe(...)

England’s Joe Root and Alastair Cook (right) run between  wickets during day two of the Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Darren Lehmann cut a solitary figure late in the afternoon at Lord’s. The dressing- room balcony doors were shut, and he sat outside on his own on a b(...)

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