England cricket: Chief Rob Key backs new captain Ben Stokes to make the Test team great again

‘He epitomises everything we need’: England chief Rob Key backs new captain Ben Stokes to make the Test team great again – and confirms dropped bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad are in line for a recall Rob Key insisted it was ‘easy’ to appoint Ben Stokes England’s new Test captain All-rounder Stokes replaces his … Read more

England: Ben Stokes could skip this year’s IPL season after Ashes thrashing

Ben Stokes could skip this year’s IPL and follow captain Joe Root in helping England’s Test team recover from Ashes trauma England’s Ben Stokes is considering making himself unavailable for IPL season This year it ends the day after start of England’s first Test against New Zealand  It’s understood Stokes may throw his energies into helping Test … Read more

Cummins halts Ashes celebrations to hide champagne so muslim team-mate can receive the urn

Ban the bubbly! Australia captain Pat Cummins pauses his side’s boozy Ashes celebrations to hide champagne so muslim team-mate Usman Khawaja can join in after helping seal dominant win over England Australia completed a 4-0 victory over England in the Ashes on Sunday  After lifting the trophy, hosts captain Pat Cummins paused the festivities  With … Read more

Dawid Malan given ‘huge shock’ after wife gave birth to baby girl during the final Ashes Test

Dawid Malan given a ‘huge shock’ after his wife gave birth to baby girl six weeks earlier than expected, while England batsman was playing in the final Ashes Test in Tasmania England were beaten by 146 runs in the final Ashes Test by Australia  Dawid Malan jotted just 10 runs before he was bowled-out on … Read more

Ashes: Michael Vaughan calls on England to DROP Jimmy Anderson, 39, for good after series

Michael Vaughan urges England to start Test rebuild by axing their best-ever bowler Jimmy Anderson for GOOD – despite admitting the seamer ‘could still be their top performer for another TWO YEARS’ Michael Vaughan has called for England to build a new side after Ashes despair Australia mercilessly swept England aside in the first three … Read more

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s tenth-wicket partnership saves a Test match for the SEVENTH time

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s tenth-wicket partnership saves a Test match for the SEVENTH time in history… while new Aussie hero Scott Boland takes his bowling average to an incredible 8.64 By Lawrence Booth for MailOnline Published: 13:51 GMT, 9 January 2022 | Updated: 14:58 GMT, 9 January 2022 The 102 overs England survived … Read more

Joe Root hails ‘important’ England result as fourth Test Ashes draw avoids whitewash

Joe Root believes England’s fourth Test draw against Australia is a ‘very important step forward for this group’ as they avoid an Ashes whitewash as captain hails tourists’ ‘character, desire and pride’ By Paul Newman for MailOnline Published: 09:24 GMT, 9 January 2022 | Updated: 14:57 GMT, 9 January 2022 Joe Root hailed ‘an important … Read more

Australia vs England – Ashes: Live score and updates from Day Five of the 4th Test

Ashes, Fourth Test Day Five LIVE: England draw fourth Test with just ONE wicket remaining as Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson are the heroes at the end in THRILLING finale on the final day in Sydney England are looking for an unlikely victory in Sydney after being set 388 to win  Haseeb Hameed was dismissed … Read more

Steve Smith admits Australia are ‘SURPRISED’ by Stuart Broad’s lack of Ashes action

Steve Smith admits Australia are ‘SURPRISED’ by Stuart Broad’s lack of Ashes action and believes green wickets at Brisbane and Melbourne would have suited the veteran England bowler By Rory Dollard, Pa Cricket Correspondent Published: 15:14 GMT, 3 January 2022 | Updated: 15:14 GMT, 3 January 2022 Steve Smith has revealed England’s decision to make … Read more

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s opening partnership average worst since 1876-77

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s opening Ashes partnership average of 7.60 is their worst figures Down Under since their FIRST-EVER Test tour back in 1876-77… as Haseeb Hameed brings up tourists’ FIFTIETH duck of 2021 on miserable first day in Melbourne Joe Root has equalled the record for most half centuries without 100 in … Read more