The Ashes

Alastair Cook celebrates his century on day three of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on October 15, 2015
England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to be 2017 Ashes captain
England head coach Trevor Bayliss expects Alastair Cook to remain as captain for the 2017-18 Ashes series in Australia.
Dec 6, 10:57
England's captain Alastair Cook kisses the replica Ashes urn as England celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
England, Australia 'close' to day-night Ashes Test
England and Australia are reportedly "close" to agreeing a historic day-night Test as part of the 2017-18 Ashes.
Dec 2, 07:09
England's captain Alastair Cook holds up the replica Ashes urn as England players celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2
Australia want day-night Test in 2017-18 Ashes series against England
Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that the team are keen to play a day-night Test during the 2017-18 Ashes series.
Jan 4, 10:46
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Kevin Pietersen: 'England right to drop me'
Kevin Pietersen admits that England winning The Ashes has proven that the selectors were right to drop him from the side.
Sep 24, 17:56
Australia players celebrate their win over England during the 2nd NatWest T20 of the Women's Ashes Series between England and Australia Women at BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground on August 28, 2015
Result: Australia regain Women's Ashes
Australia regain the Women's Ashes after defeating England in the second Twenty20 international.
Aug 29, 01:39
Adam Lyth poses during an England portrait session in May 2015
Adam Lyth aiming to "bounce back" from Ashes form
Amid speculation that he will be dropped, England's Adam Lyth insists that he will recover from the poor form that he showed with the bat against Australia.
Aug 26, 16:27
Stuart Broad celebrates dismissing Steven Smith on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England's Mark Wood: 'Stuart Broad was pranked in Ashes celebrations'
Mark Wood reveals that England teammate Stuart Broad was the victim of a prank during their Ashes celebrations.
Aug 26, 11:10
England's captain Alastair Cook kisses the replica Ashes urn as England celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
England players fined for slow over-rate in fifth Ashes Test
England captain Alastair Cook is fined 40% of his match fee, while the rest of the team are fined 20% due to a slow over-rate in the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 24, 12:32
England's captain Alastair Cook holds up the replica Ashes urn as England players celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2
BT Sport takes Ashes TV rights from Sky by sealing five-year deal
BT Sport beats Sky to the rights to broadcast the 2017-18 Ashes series in Australia after signing a five-year deal.
Aug 24, 08:06
Stuart Broad holds his ball proudly after claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Sir Ian Botham: 'Stuart Broad should have been man of the Ashes series'
Sir Ian Botham believes that Stuart Broad should have won the Compton-Miller award for player of the Ashes series rather than Joe Root.
Aug 24, 05:05
Australia coach Darren Lehmann oversees an official team training session ahead of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street, north-east England on August 8, 2013
Australia coach Darren Lehmann: We were "outplayed" by England
Australia coach Darren Lehmann admits that his side were outplayed by England in the key moments of the Ashes series, leading to the 3-2 defeat.
Aug 24, 04:39
Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to the media during a Sydney Sixers Big Bash League press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 4, 2014
Trevor Bayliss upbeat over England future following Ashes triumph
England coach Trevor Bayliss is confident over the future of his side following their triumph over Australia in the Ashes, despite their lack of experience.
Aug 24, 04:24
Chris Rogers poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
Australia's Chris Rogers "sad" about retirement
Australia opener Chris Rogers admits that he is "sad" about the end of his Test career following his side's victory over England in the final match of the Ashes series.
Aug 24, 04:03
Australia's captain Michael Clarke receives a guard of honour from his Australia teammates as he leaves the field after Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket gr
Michael Clarke: "It has been an amazing journey"
Michael Clarke reveals that he has greatly enjoyed his "amazing journey" during his career playing for Australia.
Aug 24, 03:52
England's captain Alastair Cook kisses the replica Ashes urn as England celebrate their series victory after the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
Alastair Cook: 'Far more to come from England'
England skipper Alastair Cook admits to being "disappointed" by his side's showing in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 23, 16:08
Australia's Peter Siddle celebrates taking the final wicket of England's Moeen Ali as Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
Result: Australia win final Ashes Test by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval
Australia win the final Ashes Test of the series by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval to reduce the margin of their defeat in the series to 3-2 in England's favour.
Aug 23, 15:30
England's Kevin Pietersen raise his bat moments after reaching 50 runs during the third day of the third Ashes Test on August 3, 2013
Kevin Pietersen: 'Adam Lyth must be dropped'
Kevin Pietersen says that opening batsman Adam Lyth must be dropped by England.
Aug 23, 14:59
Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
England hang on in final test as rain stops play
England have two wickets remaining to remain in the final Ashes Test, after Australia dismiss Mark Wood and Jos Buttler before rain stopped play ahead of lunch.
Aug 23, 13:04
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Four - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Australia claim an innings victory within four days against England in their final Ashes clash at The Oval.
Aug 23, 10:30
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the field ahead of day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan criticises England batsman for 'poor decisions'
England's batsman need to dig in and score runs slowly at the start of an innings, according to ex-captain Michael Vaughan.
Aug 23, 09:56
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Jos Buttler urges England to show steel in face of defeat
England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler admits that his side must try to hang around for as long as possible tomorrow as Australia close in on victory in the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 22, 19:32
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
England on brink after Alastair Cook dismissal
England are on the brink of losing the fifth and final Ashes Test match after finishing day three on 203-6, still 129 runs behind Australia.
Aug 22, 18:43
Mitchell Marsh poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
England facing battle to avoid innings defeat
England reach tea on day three of the fifth Ashes Test on 123-3, still 209 runs behind Australia.
Aug 22, 15:43
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
England continue to struggle after follow-on
England struggle on day three of the fifth Test and post a score of 31-1 in the second innings at lunch.
Aug 22, 13:23
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Three - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of day three of the fifth Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 22, 10:30
Steven Finn leads the England team off on day three of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on July 31, 2015
Steven Finn bemoans "very poor day"
England bowler Steven Finn admits that the team had a "very poor day" after slipping to 107-8 at stumps on the second day of the fifth Test against Australia.
Aug 21, 21:13
Mitchell Starc celebrates dismissing Joe Root on the second day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Batting collapse puts England in deep trouble after day two
A batting collapse puts England in deep trouble on day two of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 21, 18:37
Australia's batsman Steven Smith raises his bat as he reaches his 100 on day one of the third Ashes cricket Test against England in Perth on December 13, 2013
Australia bowled out for 481 before England fightback stutters
England bowl Australia out for 481 before making 30-1 at tea on day two of the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 21, 15:46
Steven Smith celebrates his century on day one of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
Australia frustrate England on day two
An unbeaten century from Steven Smith helps Australia frustrate England at lunch on day two of the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 21, 13:03
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after dismissing Matt Prior of England with Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Two - as it happened
Relive all the action from day two of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 21, 10:29
Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Chris Rogers on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Ben Stokes: 'England were unlucky'
Ben Stokes believes that England deserved more reward after Australia reached 287-3 on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 20, 22:41
Australia's David Warner in action during day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
David Warner: 'Patience was key'
David Warner believes that a patient approach was key as Australia's batting lineup made a strong start to the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 22:21
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Australia in charge at The Oval
Steve Smith hits an unbeaten 78 as Australia reach 287-3 at the end of day one of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 19:08
Mark Wood of England celebrates dismissing BJ Watling of New Zealand during day five of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 25, 2015
England make breakthrough at tea
Australia lose two wickets at tea as England make the breakthrough on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 15:43
Australia's David Warner in action during day two of the First Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
Australia looking steady on day one at The Oval
Australia make 82 runs without the loss of any wickets at lunch on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 13:05
England's Ben Stokes and England players celebrates as England wrap up the game and retain the Ashes on the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on August 8, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. Australia - Fifth Test, Day one - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of day one of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia.
Aug 20, 10:30
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Jason Gillespie backs Steve Smith to become an "excellent" Australia captain
Steve Smith could become an "excellent" Australia captain, according to former fast bowler Jason Gillespie.
Aug 19, 22:37
Joe Root in action on the second day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
Michael Vaughan demands England batsmen find form in final Ashes Test
England's batsman need to find form and score some heavy runs at The Oval this week, according to Michael Vaughan.
Aug 19, 22:08
Josh Hazlewood of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara of India during day four of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 20, 2014
Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood rested for fifth Ashes Test
Australia rest bowler Josh Hazlewood for the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 19, 15:05
James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Marsh during day one of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 29, 2015
James Anderson to miss fifth Ashes Test
England captain Alastair Cook confirms that James Anderson is not fit enough to take part in the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 19, 12:29