Joe Root and Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali agrees to come out of retirement to join England's Ashes squad

Moeen Ali has answered England's Ashes call, reversing his retirement from Test cricket for one last mission against Australia.

Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc targets 100 Tests instead of Indian Premier League riches

Australia seamer Mitchell Starc has expressed his desire to play 100 test matches for the Aussies instead of playing in other more lucrative formats of the game.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith insists Australia are fully focused on WTC final ahead of Ashes

Steve Smith insists Australia are fully focused on the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, starting at the Oval on Wednesday, before turning their attention to the Ashes.

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes plays down fitness fears after not batting or bowling against Ireland

Ben Stokes played down fears over his fitness before the Ashes after England wrapped up victory over Ireland by 10 wickets inside three days without him batting or bowling at Lord's.


England team bus delayed after Just Stop Oil protests

England's Test summer failed to get off to the best start after the team bus was delayed on its way to Lord's by Just Stop Oil protesters.

Ben Duckett

Opening batter Ben Duckett backed to thrive long-term in second England chance

Ben Duckett has been backed to thrive long-term in a position that has given England a headache for several years after grasping his second chance at Test cricket with both hands.