December 5 2013 Latest news:
Australia captain Michael Clarke has cheekily named both teams for the second Ashes Test, almost 24 hours before England’s will be confirmed in writing by his opposite number Alastair Cook.
England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler James Anderson have been named on the six-man short-list for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award for 2013.
Tim Bresnan is ready to return bang on schedule as England bid to bounce back in the Ashes at Adelaide.
Graham Gooch believes England must simply demonstrate a better “will” to succeed if they are to get their Ashes campaign back on track.
Tim Bresnan has been added to England’s Ashes squad, and is in the reckoning to play in the second Test in Adelaide this week.
James Anderson plans to keep on sledging, and insists he has no problem with anything said to him by the Australians so far during the Ashes.
Gary Ballance is confident he will be ready for a Test debut next week if called upon after a maiden half-century for his adopted country.
Gary Ballance stated the best case for Test match promotion with a timely maiden England half-century to help the tourists scramble past 200 against a CA Chairman’s XI at Traeger Park.