Three Ashes preparation matches for England

England will play three warm-up matches in Australia before this year's Ashes Test series gets under way in November.
The tourists will start with a two-day match against a Western Australia XI in Perth from November 4, followed by a day-night match of four days against a Cricket Australia ( read more...

Morgan allays Stokes injury fears

Eoin Morgan has allayed fears over the fitness of Ben Stokes after England beat South Africa by 72 runs at Headingley.
England kicked off their Royal London One-Day Series with a convincing win, but there were fears the shine may have been taken off the victory as Stokes was forced to leave read more...

England bowling a worry KP

Australia will be licking their lips at the thought England have a concern over their bowling attack, according to Kevin Pietersen.
Although there is still a whole summer of cricket to go before thoughts turn to the Ashes Kevin Pietersen says the current injury worries regaurding James Ander read more...

Morgan hails trio return

England captain Eoin Morgan has revealed his delight at the return of Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler to his one-day side.
The trio have all been on duty in the Indian Premier League, which resulted in them missing the two one-day internationals against Ireland, but are back for the read more...

England sweating on Anderson fitness

James Anderson faces a race against time to be fit for the first Test with South Africa after suffering a torn groin muscle.
The 34-year-old broke down while bowling for Lancashire in the Roses match last Friday and was sent for scans on the problem. He now looks set for an extended period o read more...

Sohail replaces Akmal for Pakistan

All-rounder Haris Sohail has been called up to Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad to replace controversial batsman Umar Akmal.
Akmal was selected for the Asians' squad but failed two fitness tests after joining his team-mates in Birmingham last week. The 27-year-old, who made his ODI debut in read more...

IPL would benefit England – Stokes

England all rounder Ben Stokes believes that his Three Lions teammates would benefit from playing in the IPL.
Stokes has just one th emost valuable player award in this season's competition despite the fact he became the most expensive foreign player when he was signed for £1.7m by Rising read more...

Glamorgan pair bat all day to secure draw

Glamorgan secured a draw with Nottinghamshire in Cardiff as Colin Ingram and Chris Cooke batted all day.
The Welsh side looked like slipping to defeat after being forced to follow-on when making just 187 in reply to Notts' 448. They began day four on 212-5 and needing to dig in to avoid an i read more...

Stokes’ priority is England

Ben Stokes says his priority is always England and he is not too concerned he had to miss the IPL final with the Pune Supergiants.
The all-rounder was unable to play for the franchise in the IPL final, which Pune lost to Mumbai Indians, as he was instead in Spain for an England get-together read more...

Anderson injury worry

England have an ongoing injury problem with star bowler Jimmy Anderson ahead of the Test series with South Africa.
The Lancashire paceman will have a scan on a groin injury on Monday which he appears to have picked up in their clash with Roses rivals Yorkshire. Anderson's participation in th read more...