The Ashes 2015i

The Ashes is a test cricket series played between England and Australia, one of the oldest rivalries in sports, dating back to 1882. This summer's five-test series is in England, from July to August. Australia completed a clean sweep over England in the last series in 2013-14, winning 5-0


Australia sent captain Michael Clarke into international retirement with an innings and 46-run victory in the fifth and final Ashes cricket test at The Oval on Sunday.


Michael Clarke was out for just 15 against England on the first day of the fifth Ashes test at The Oval yesterday in what was set to be the Australia captain’s penultimate innings in international cricket.

England fast bowler James Anderson, struggling to recover from a side strain, will not play in the final Ashes cricket test against Australia starting at The Oval on Thursday, captain Alastair Cook said.

England captain Alastair Cook has urged his side to pile on the misery for beleaguered Australia in the final Ashes test. Ahead of the start of the finale at The Oval on Thursday, England pace bowler Stuart Broad said Cook called every England player in a bid to cement the "burning desire" to complete a 4-1 rout of Australia.

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has publicly apologised for his team’s dismal performance in their Ashes series loss to England.

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke will retire after the final Ashes test against England, he said on Saturday.

England ripped out the last three Australia wickets for 12 runs to win the fourth cricket test by a crushing innings and 78 runs at Trent Bridge on Saturday and regain the Ashes.

Stuart Broad took eight wickets as Australia collapsed to a scarcely credible 60 all out on the first day of the fourth Ashes test at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

England head into the fourth test against Australia at Trent Bridge starting on Thursday knowing they are just one win away from recapturing the Ashes yet equally aware they’ve yet to string back-to-back victories together in tests in 2015.

England captain Alastair Cook has challenged his side to end their frustrating inconsistency by winning two tests in a row and regaining the Ashes at Trent Bridge.

Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third cricket test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the Ashes series with two tests to play.

England fast bowler Steven Finn said it felt “fantastic” to be back among the wickets in test cricket after taking England to the verge of an Ashes victory at Edgbaston on Thursday

Bowling 33 overs without success in England’s second test defeat by Australia at Lord’s knocked the confidence of paceman James Anderson who returned to form with a bang on Wednesday

Australia greats Ricky Ponting and Ian Healy say axing wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for the third Ashes test against England starting Wednesday is a mistake, while Matthew Hayden called it “outrageous”

Joe Root is confident England's latest collapse against an Australia pace attack led by Mitchell Johnson will not still haunt them in the third Ashes test starting today at Edgbaston.

Jonny Bairstow has replaced Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance in a 13-man England squad announced Tuesday for the third Ashes test at Edgbaston starting on July 29

Mitchell Marsh was glad to play his part as Australia continued to dominate the second Ashes test against England at Lord’s on Saturday

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said he hoped England would be feeling the effect of “scars” from the last Ashes series following a hostile burst during the second test at Lord’s on Friday.

Chris Rogers was a proud man after posting his highest test score on his adopted home ground of Lord’s as Australia dominated Thursday’s opening day of the second Ashes test against England

Shane Watson has been dropped from the Australia team for this week’s second Ashes test against England and will be replaced by fellow all-rounder Mitchell Marsh