Ashes 2017: If England and Australia were to sit down for a bridge-building Christmas dinner, here's how it will go
After a so-far bad-tempered Ashes series, England have invited their Australian counterparts for a festive meal to let bygones be bygones. Hosted by Ian Chappell and Ian Botham.
Ashes 2017: England’s Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Stuart Broad need to stand up to avoid defeat at WACA farewell
Unless Cook, Anderson and Broad can collectively conjure up performances reminiscent of their thoroughbred status, England’s already slim Ashes hopes will soon be drowned
Ashes 2017: Australian media sneer England following Ben Duckett's late-night bar prank ahead of Perth Test
England's Ben Duckett was fined £1,500 ($2,000) for pouring beer over teammate Jimmy Anderson. He will play no further part in the remaining England Lions matches following the late-night bar prank.
Ashes 2017: England suspend opener Ben Duckett over discipline issues relating to a bar incident in Perth
Reports said Duckett was involved in an incident late Thursday where he is said to have poured a drink over a senior player following a heated row.
England will need a batting performance better than anything they have managed on this tour so far if they are going to leave Adelaide with anything other than another loss.
Ashes 2017: Australia coach Darren Lehmann says no curfews for team, trusts 'adults' to do the right thing
On the contrary England opted to ban their team being out after midnight. ECB chief Andrew Strauss said, "...at times they are not using that intelligence in the right way."
Ashes 2017: England cricket chief Andrew Strauss enforces midnight curfew on team following the Jonny Bairstow incident
The move followed Jonny Bairstow's headbutt of Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar late last month, which only came to light over the weekend and has dominated headlines.
England have arrived in Australia without Stokes, who is considered vital to their hopes of retaining the Ashes following their 3-2 victory in 2015.
Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood warns England that if their big guns don't fire it will place extra pressure on the inexperienced guys, leaving them exposed.
Ben Stokes will not travel with the England squad to Australia on 28 October but no final decision on his involvement in the Ashes has been taken, the ECB said Friday.
Stokes is being investigated over accusations of causing actual bodily harm following an incident outside a night club in the early hours of Monday morning in the southwest city of Bristol.
Ben Stokes' Ashes selection under cloud after video footage allegedly shows all-rounder engaged in a brawl
ECB has said that the ongoing police investigation, which will look at all available evidence, currently Ben Stokes is England's vice-captain pending any disciplinary action
Ben Stokes was arrested early on Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol. Stokes and Alex Hales will not be available for 4th ODI against Windies
England lacks 'absolute clarity' on best playing XI ahead of Ashes, says ECB director Andrew Strauss
Nevertheless, Strauss — who led England to a 3-1 Ashes triumph in Australia in 2010/11 — is adamant Root could match his achievement.
A series win in Australia would see star batsman Root join a select group of post-World War II England captains who have led a side to Ashes glory Down Under.
England bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, has agreed to step down from his role and become South Africa's new head coach after the final test of the ongoing series against the West Indies.
England vs West Indies: Chris Woakes targets return in historic day-night Test at home ground of Edgbaston
Woakes had become a mainstay in all three international formats, but a side strain suffered in Champions Trophy in June kept him out of action for 11 weeks.
Joe Root initially struggled to find his usual fluency against a disciplined South Africa pace attack but made them pay for the missed chances by the end of the day
Catch all the live scores and updates of Day one of the first Test between England and South Africa at Lord's.
India will take on Bangladesh in the second semifinal on Thursday