Johnson has teammates hopping in the nets

Mitchell Johnson has been fine-tuning his preparations for Wednesday's Ashes opener in Cardiff with a hostile nets spell that left his teammates hopping.

England can win the Ashes, says Pietersen

LONDON (Reuters) - Former captain Kevin Pietersen believes the form of three players will be key to England's hopes of beating Australia to regain the Ashes in their test cricket series starting in Ca...

Anderson 'gives up on sledging' ahead of Ashes

London (AFP) - James Anderson has insisted he no longer feels the need to 'sledge' opponents as he prepared to lead England's attack in another Ashes series against Australia.

Pakistan rattle Sri Lanka with Masood-Younis show

Pallekele (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Shan Masood and Younis Khan compiled unbeaten centuries to keep Pakistan in the hunt for a landmark victory in the series-deciding third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Monday.

Voges' WC heartbreak to Ashes call-up

Batsman Adam Voges has revealed how gutted he was to be told by coach Darren Lehmann that he wasn't part of Australia's World Cup plans.

Masood, Younus centuries put Pakistan on top

(Reuters) - Pakistan's Shan Masood struck his maiden test century and Younus Khan his 30th to fuel their spirited chase for a daunting 377-run victory target in the series-deciding third and final tes...

Cummins ready to take the red ball after Ashes call-up

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian quick Pat Cummins has not played a first class match for two years but is confident his body will hold up to the rigours of test cricket should he get the call during the...

I'm ready for Test cricket: Cummins

Pat Cummins declares he is ready for Test cricket after being called into Australia's Ashes squad, despite his limited recent first-class game experience.

Plenty at stake for Ashes captains

Rival skippers Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke both have particular reasons for wanting to win the upcoming Ashes series that begins with the first Test in Cardiff starting on Wednesday.