December 13 2013 Latest news:
England bowling coach David Saker admitted the attack that let Australia off the hook on day one in Perth may have been the wrong combination.
Steve Smith’s second Test century bailed out Australia and frustrated England after the tourists had threatened to sneak back into the Ashes series at the WACA.
Alastair Cook admits England’s confidence has been hit by their two wide-margin defeats in the Ashes so far, but insists they are ready to fight back as they must at the WACA.
Sports minister Helen Grant does not believe the law needs changing to make match-fixing a specific criminal offence.
Mitchell Johnson is not the only left armer with express pace that has left England battered and bruised this winter Down Under.
Matt Prior is unequivocally reassured to have Alastair Cook - destined to be “probably the greatest England cricketer” - in charge for the critical third Ashes Test at the WACA.
England still believe “100 percent” they can win the Ashes from 2-0 down, and are planning to start the series all over again in Perth.
England coach Andy Flower has taken issue with the “simplistic” notion that his team are lacking the will to succeed in this winter’s Ashes.
Senior officials from the five leading sports have been called into a summit meeting with the Government today on how to tackle the scourge of match-fixing, it can be revealed.
Alastair Cook will ask his England team to look into their “inner souls” in defence of the Ashes, after their second successive landslide Test defeat.