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Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Steve Smith: 'I've proved my doubters in the England team wrong'
Australia batsman Steve Smith feels that his form over the past year has proved his doubters wrong, especially in the England dressing room ahead of the Ashes.
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Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates dismissing Michael Carberry of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan: Ryan Harris retirement is a "massive blow" for Australia
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Australia could be greatly affected by the retirement of bowler Ryan Harris in the upcoming Ashes series.
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Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Michael Clarke: 'Ryan Harris one of the best ever'
Michael Clarke claims that Ryan Harris is one of the best cricketers to have played for Australia following the bowler's retirement.
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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 pays Ryan Harris tribute
Australia coach Darren Lehmann hails the fighting spirit of Ryan Harris following the bowler's retirement from all forms of cricket.
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Ryan Harris of Australia celebrates dismissing Michael Carberry of England during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Ryan Harris retires from all forms of cricket with immediate effect
Australian bowler Ryan Harris announces his retirement from all forms of cricket due to injury.
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New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
Dougie Brown: Brendon McCullum's innings was "brutal"
Birmingham Bears coach Dougie Brown admits that he was 'incredibly impressed' with Brendon McCullum's record-breaking 158 against Derbyshire on Friday night.
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Yorkshire Executive Chairman Colin Graves looks on at the end of play during the LV County Championship Division Two match between Essex and Yorkshire at the Ford County Ground on September 14, 2012
ECB chairman Colin Graves wants sledging-free Ashes series
England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves outlines his desire to see a sledging-free Ashes series over the course of the summer.
Jul 4, 05:48
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum looks on during a press conference at the at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on October 20, 2013
T20 Blast roundup: Lancashire Lightning seal Roses double
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from the T20 Blast as Brendon McCullum knocks 158 from 64 balls to steer the Birmingham Bears to victory.
Jul 3, 21:58
James Faulkner of Australia celebrates the wicket of Jos Buttler of England on September 16, 2013
James Faulkner charged with drink-driving
Australia all-rounder James Faulkner is facing a drink-drive charge after being caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol reading at twice the legal limit.
Jul 3, 17:46
Englands Ben Stokes celebrates reaching his century during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London on May 24, 2015
Ben Stokes relishing prospect of Ashes battle
England all-rounder Ben Stokes insists that he is prepared for a hostile Australian approach ahead of The Ashes.
Jul 3, 05:42
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss tips Alastair Cook to take England forward
Director of cricket Andrew Strauss has faith in Alastair Cook to lead England's new approach in the longest format.
Jul 3, 05:20
Mitchell Marsh of Australia bats during day three of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 19, 2014
Mitchell Marsh feeling calm in bid for Ashes place
Mitchell Marsh insists that he is not worried about selection issues after impressing with another century for Australia ahead of The Ashes.
Jul 2, 02:22
Adil Rashid of England celebrates dismissing Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Trevor Bayliss: Adil Rashid a "good option"
England coach Trevor Bayliss believes that spinner Adil Rashid will give the side a "good option" for the first Ashes Test against Australia.
Jul 1, 22:28
Adil Rashid of Yorkshire Vikings during the NatWest T20 Blast between Nottingham Outlaws and Yorkshire Vikings at Trent Bridge on May 22, 2015
Adil Rashid thrilled by England Test call
Adil Rashid admits that he is "delighted" to be part of England's squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia.
Jul 1, 16:03
Adil Rashid of England celebrates dismissing Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
England squad named for first Ashes Test
Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid and Adam Lyth are all named in the England squad for first Ashes Test.
Jul 1, 13:36
Joe Root and James Anderson of England leave the field at stumps on day three of 1st Investec Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 11, 2014
James Anderson full of praise for "extraordinary" Joe Root
James Anderson believes that England teammate Joe Root has the potential to become one of the modern greats of the game.
Jul 1, 05:18
Adil Rashid of England celebrates dismissing Mitchell Santner of New Zealand during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Michael Vaughan urges England to pick Adil Rashid
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Adil Rashid deserves the opportunity to make his Test debut in The Ashes.
Jul 1, 03:51
England coach Peter Moores talks to the media during a press conference at Adelaide Oval on March 8, 2015
Former England coach Peter Moores takes up consultant role with Nottinghamshire
Peter Moores joins Nottinghamshire as coaching consultant less than two months after being sacked as the England head coach.
Jun 30, 19:30
Sean Ervine of Hampshire hits out during Day 2 of the LV County Championship Division One match between Hampshire and Worcestershire at Ageas Bowl on June 1, 2015
Broken finger sidelines Sean Ervine
Surgery on a broken finger will keep Hampshire's Sean Ervine on the sidelines for the next six weeks.
Jun 30, 16:04
Northamptonshire's David Willey celebrates taking a wicket on August 17, 2013.
David Willey suffers ankle injury
An ankle ligament problem will sideline England all-rounder David Willey for the next four weeks.
Jun 30, 14:06
NSW Blues Head Coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to media during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield Nets Session at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2014
Mitchell Starc backs Trevor Bayliss to be England success
Australia bowler Mitchell Starc believes that Trevor Bayliss will have a big impact on the England side following his appointment as coach.
Jun 30, 11:49
Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates winning the second test during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
Australia's Mitchell Johnson warns England to expect short-ball assault in Ashes
Australia bowler Mitchell Johnson warns England that he will unleash short-pitched deliveries during the Ashes series next month.
Jun 30, 07:22
Ben Stokes appeals during day two of England's First Test with New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Simon Jones: 'Ben Stokes can be better than Andrew Flintoff'
Simon Jones believes that Ben Stokes has the quality to become a better player than former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff.
Jun 30, 05:40
Nathan Lyon of Australia leads the team song on the pitch after day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013
Glenn McGrath: 'Australia will beat England 5-0'
Glenn McGrath believes that Australia will record a whitewash victory for the second successive Ashes series this summer.
Jun 30, 04:39
NSW Blues Head Coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to media during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield Nets Session at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2014
Shane Watson: 'Trevor Bayliss could give England edge'
Shane Watson believes that Trevor Bayliss could give England the edge with his knowledge of Australia ahead of The Ashes.
Jun 30, 03:16
Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after he dismissed Jonny Bairstow of England during day one of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2013
New Zealand, Australia to play first day-night Test
New Zealand will play against Australia in cricket's first ever day-night Test later this year.
Jun 29, 23:54
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie: 'England should target veteran Australia players'
Jason Gillespie suggests that England should look to target some of the older members of the Australia team during the Ashes series.
Jun 29, 14:25
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Stuart Broad targets Steven Smith in Ashes this summer
In-form Australia batsman Steven Smith could struggle in English conditions this summer, according to Stuart Broad.
Jun 29, 05:33
Shane Watson of Australia leaves the ground after being run out for 103 runs during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013
Shane Watson, Mitchell Marsh to fight it out for Ashes place
Darren Lehmann praises Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh ahead of the first Ashes Test match and admits he faces a "tight" selection dilemma.
Jun 29, 05:20
Mark Wood celebrates taking his first Test wicket for England during day three of the First Test against New Zealand on May 23, 2015
Mark Wood aims to give Shane Watson some hostile bowling
England bowler Mark Wood warns Australia's Shane Watson that he is targeting him in the Ashes series this summer.
Jun 29, 05:04
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
Darren Lehmann expects a "great" Ashes series this summer
This year's Ashes series will be a "great contest", according to Australia coach Darren Lehmann.
Jun 27, 20:32
England's Chris Jordan celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal during the third One Day International (ODI) cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, northwest England, on May 28, 2014
England bowler Chris Jordan ruled out for up to six weeks
England fast bowler Chris Jordan is ruled out of action for up to six weeks and will miss the start of the Ashes.
Jun 27, 18:50
Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates reaching a century (100 runs) during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 8, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara announces retirement
Kumar Sangakkara confirms that he will play his last Test for Sri Lanka this summer.
Jun 27, 14:24
Australia's captain Michael Clarke (C) lifts the winning trophy of 2015 Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015
Format of 2019 World Cup won't be changed
The 2019 Cricket World Cup will feature just 10 teams after the possibility of keeping the previous 14-nation format wasn't discussed at the ICC annual conference.
Jun 27, 11:27
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T20 Blast roundup: Essex Eagles, Birmingham Bears win
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Friday's matches in the T20 Blast.
Jun 26, 22:23
Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook: England have "feel-good factor"
England cricket captain Alastair Cook believes that the Test side has a "feel-good factor" ahead of this summer's Ashes.
Jun 26, 13:58
Jos Buttler of England takes part in a wicketkeeping drill during a nets session at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 24, 2014
Jos Buttler: 'England have a duty to entertain fans'
Jos Buttler believes that England must play an entertaining brand of cricket in The Ashes this summer.
Jun 26, 04:37
Brendon McCullum of New Zealand bats during day one of the First Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval on December 26, 2014
Dougie Brown backs Brendon McCullum to deliver for Birmingham Bears
Director of cricket Dougie Brown is confident that Brendon McCullum will make an impact for Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast.
Jun 26, 04:05
Rory Burns of Surrey bats during day three of the LV County Championship Division Two match between Surrey and Essex at The Kia Oval on April 28, 2015
Rory Burns: 'I don't remember Moises Henriques collision'
Surrey batsman Rory Burns remembers nothing of his on-field collision with teammate Moises Henrique, which left both players requiring hospital treatment.
Jun 25, 18:31
England bowler Tim Bresnan celebrates after taking the wicket of Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament's warm up cricket match between England and India at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 19, 2
Yorkshire Vikings drop Tim Bresnan for T20 Blast clash
Recent poor form sees the Yorkshire Vikings drop bowler Tim Bresnan for their next T20 Blast game against the Leicestershire Foxes.
Jun 25, 16:53