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.

Same attack possible for all five Tests?

Alex Kountouris, who manages Australia's bowling workloads, says it's possible but unlikely there will be an unchanged attack throughout the Ashes.

Joker Steven Smith eager to have last Ashes laugh

When Steven Smith made his Ashes debut in Perth during England's victorious 2010/11 tour of Australia he was, following prompting from then captain Ricky Ponting, clear on his role in the team.

Aussies win final Ashes tune-up easily

Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc impressed with the Dukes ball as Australia recorded a 169-run win over Essex in their final Ashes tune-up.

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