Ashes

Tim Paine is not expecting any change in Steve Smith's attitude or application once Australia's talisman returns to action. Smith will miss the third Ashes Test at Headingley having suffered…
Captain Joe Root says England must "jump on" the opportunity created by Steve Smith's absence for Australia in the third Ashes Test. Smith was inspirational in securing a 1-0 lead…
Tim Paine wants Australia to fill the void left by Steve Smith as a team when they attempt to take an unassailable lead in the Ashes. Australia can move 2-0…
Tim Paine expects to see "the very best David Warner" in the third Ashes Test, believing the opener will thrive with the responsibility that comes with Steve Smith's absence. Australia…
Jason Roy passed a concussion test but will be assessed again on Thursday ahead of the start of the third Ashes match. The England opener was struck on the side…
England pushed hard to level the series in a rain-affected second Test at Lord's and were given a new lease of life by Jofra Archer. But Australia and their batsman…
England's record wicket-taker James Anderson made a promising comeback for Lancashire's second team as he returned from a calf injury lay-off. Anderson is hopeful of playing a part in the…
Trevor Bayliss acknowledges England are boosted by Steve Smith's absence in the third Test but does not believe the Ashes will be decided by the performances of any one player.…
Justin Langer and Australia will not be drawn into an "emotional battle" to match Jofra Archer's pace by unleashing bouncers at the England batsmen. Archer lit up the second Ashes…
Justin Langer says it was a "no-brainer" to rule Steve Smith out of the third Ashes Test as the Australia star is still "a couple of days" away from being…
Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test due to a concussion suffered at Lord's last week. The Australia batsman was struck on the neck by a…
Australia were dealt a huge Ashes blow on Tuesday when Steve Smith was ruled out of the third Test at Headingley. Smith has been in quite incredible form in England,…
Steve Smith's absence for the third Ashes Test against England poses a big dilemma for Australia. The 30-year-old has been ruled out of the Headingley contest as a result of…
Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England following his concussion at Lord's, coach Justin Langer has confirmed.
Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England following his concussion at Lord's, coach Justin Langer has confirmed. Talismanic batsman Smith was struck…
Travis Head says there is "definitely a chance" Steve Smith will feature in the third Ashes Test at Headingley as he is looking "a lot better". The influential Smith retired…
Ben Stokes has told Australia they should expect no respite from England fast bowler Jofra Archer when the third Ashes Test begins at Headingley on Thursday. The visitors' star batsman…
Marnus Labuschagne just wanted to "get up and try to act cool" after being struck by a short ball from Jofra Archer on the final day of the second Test…
England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test following the dramatic draw with Australia at Lord's. The hosts came up short in their bid to level…
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison described the booing of Steve Smith at Lord's as an "Ashes foul" and hopes the batsman can respond to his "hecklers" in the remainder of…
Jofra Archer has shaken up the Ashes after living up to the hype on his Test debut, according to England captain Joe Root. An intriguing finish to the second Test…
Steve Smith's availability for the third Ashes Test is in doubt due to the concussion the Australia batsman suffered at Lord's. England paceman Jofra Archer's vicious bouncer struck the former…
Australia captain Tim Paine lauded Marnus Labuschagne's commitment to the Ashes cause as Steve Smith's concussion replacement produced a gritty half-century in his side's draw with England. Paine's team were…
Australia overcame Steve Smith's absence and survived another venomous spell from Jofra Archer to draw the second Test with England and retain their slender advantage in the Ashes. An intriguing,…
Marnus Labuschagne endured a torrid start to his innings after becoming the first concussion substitute in Test history at Lord's The right-handed batsman, standing in for Steve Smith, was hit…
Mitchell Johnson was disappointed by those in the Lord's crowd who opted to jeer returning Australia batsman Steve Smith during a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes Test. Smith…
Ben Stokes made a century before Joe Root called him and Jonny Bairstow in prior to tea as England declared with a 266-run lead over Australia on the final day…
Steve Smith is "hopeful" of being fit for the third Ashes Test after being ruled out of the final day at Lord's following symptoms of concussion. Smith was hit on…
Ben Stokes reached his half-century as he and Jos Buttler nudged England along to 157-4 in a solid opening session for the hosts on day five of the second Ashes…
Jofra Archer has acknowledged his heart "skipped a beat" after his short ball struck Steve Smith on the neck. Smith was forced to retire hurt after Archer's fierce delivery hit…
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has condemned sections of the Lord's crowd for jeering Steve Smith after the batsman sustained a blow to the neck in the second Ashes Test.…
Australia will be without Steve Smith for the remainder of the second Ashes Test after their talismanic batsman was ruled out with delayed concussion. Smith went off injured after being…
Rain caused a delayed start to the final day of the second Ashes Test but England and Australia were set to resume their intriguing battle at Lord's prior to lunch.…
Steve Smith receiving a sickening blow from a Jofra Archer bouncer on day four of the second Ashes Test jabbed at painful memories of Phillip Hughes' tragic death for Australia…
Chris Woakes conceded England's players were concerned for Steve Smith's welfare after Jofra Archer struck Australia's star batsman with a brutal bouncer at Lord's. Smith once again top scored for…
Steve Smith braved a ferocious spell and a sickening blow from Jofra Archer to put Australia in a strong position heading into the final day of the second Ashes Test…
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