Ashes series

England players apologise for urinating on pitch

England's cricketers celebrate victory at the end of the fifth Ashes test match against Australia at The Oval in London. Photo: AFP

England’s cricketers have apologised after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated their Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday.

Wednesday, 28 August, 2013, 4:32pm

Fawad Ahmed moves step closer to Ashes with call to join Australia A tour

Fawad Ahmed. Photo: AFP

Former Pakistani asylum seeker Fawad Ahmed moved a step closer to playing in next month's Ashes series against England after being rushed into the Australia A cricket squad for their tour of Britain yesterday.

7 Jun 2013 - 5:40am

Warne backs 'heroic' Ahmed for Ashes call-up

Shane Warne. Photo: EPA

Former refugee Ahmed, 31, will be eligible if minor changes to Australia's citizenship legislation pass through parliament in the next few weeks. He fled Pakistan in 2010.

6 Jun 2013 - 5:47am

Australia deserves underdog label for Ashes tour, says Michael Clarke

Captain Michael Clarke (centre)

Australia are underdogs for the Ashes series in England, but will do all they can to bring the coveted urn back home, skipper Michael Clarke said yesterday.

There was more talk of aspiration than expectation as the Australia squad officially bid farewell to the country in a ceremony at Sydney airport before they leave for England at the weekend.

23 May 2013 - 3:53am

Brad Haddin picked as Australia vice-captain for England Ashes series

Brad Haddin. Photo: AFP

Veteran Brad Haddin said yesterday he never doubted he would play test cricket again and vowed to help instil the team spirit needed for Australia to win the Ashes series against England.

25 Apr 2013 - 4:46am

Wisden warns of 'routine' Ashes

England team celebrates after defeating Australia in the 2010-11 Ashes series. Photo: AFP

The 150th edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published yesterday warned that the Ashes would be "stretched to their limit" as a result of numerous upcoming series between England and Australia.

11 Apr 2013 - 4:29am

Ponting and Hussey rule out return to troubled Australia for Ashes series

Mike Hussey

Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey yesterday ruled out comebacks to the Australian test ranks for the Ashes tour of England after the team's troubled series in India. With Australia 3-0 down in India and the first of back-to-back Ashes series rapidly approaching, coach Mickey Arthur has indicated he would be open to Hussey returning to the national set-up.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:56am

Australia hit crisis point after four players axed

Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson and James Pattinson have been dropped.

Vice-captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Johnson were all suspended for one test in what Australian media called "one of the most sensational days in Australian cricket history".

13 Mar 2013 - 5:36am

Short Sport, March 7, 2013

Defending champion Li Xuerui suffered a stunning defeat yesterday when she lost in the first round of the All-England Open.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

Asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed seeks Ashes dream

The 33-year-old leg-spinner took seven wickets on his Sheffield Shield debut for Victoria two weeks ago and will have another chance to shine against New South Wales at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from today.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am