December 11 2013 Latest news:
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.
Joe Root played arguably his best innings yet to help push the Adelaide Test into a final day but insisted it will only rank highly for him if England somehow close out a stalemate.
Joe Root helped England extend resistance into a final day in their unequal battle to save the second Ashes Test at Adelaide.
Ian Bell admitted his disappointment after yet another dramatic collapse left England’s hopes of saving the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval in serious doubt.
England suffered another devastating collapse to Mitchell Johnson as a manic third day at the Adelaide Oval ended with them under ever more extreme pressure to somehow save the second Test.
Both the England and Australian teams stood for a minute’s silence in honour of Nelson Mandela who passed away.