Former England batsman Ian Bell says 'not ideal to play without the fans' but players need to get used to it
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had to suspend all cricket activities till 1 July due to the coronavirus outbreak and the governing body is now looking to resume the game this summer behind closed doors.
My Favourite Match: A tie, a lie and complete disregard for maths - How Australia vs South Africa '99 World Cup semi-final ruined my childhood
For a generation of Indians, the epic 1999 World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa remains one of the foremost matches we were heavily invested in as a neutral, or perhaps that’s the one game we remember for its sheer ludicrousness.
T20 Blast: Captain Simon Harmer's all-round performance helps Essex beat Worcestershire in dramatic final
Essex captain Simon Harmer produced a match-winning cameo with the bat to lead his team to victory over Worcestershire on the final ball of Saturday's T20 Blast final.
Ashes 2019: Australia coach Justin Langer rules out bouncer battle at Headingley, says team focussed on winning third Test
Australia coach Justin Langer has told his side to avoid being drawn into a bouncer battle after Steve Smith was ruled out of the third Ashes Test against England.
Ashes 2019: Marnus Labuschagne's gritty fifty overshadows Ben Stokes' ton as second Test ends in draw
Australia, set an unlikely 267 to win in a minimum of 48 overs after England captain Joe Root's declaration, finished on 154-6.
Ashes 2019: Joe Root says England desperate to win second Test; Tim Paine recalls making debut at Lord's nine years ago
Root's men head into the second Test at Lord's starting on Wednesday 1-0 down in a five-match series following a 251-run hammering by Australia at Edgbaston last week and knowing another defeat would leave their hopes of regaining the Ashes hanging by a thread.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali is taking a short break from all forms of cricket following his omission from the England squad for the second Ashes Test.
But should Steve Smith be compared to the greatest of them all, Don Bradman?
England are set to field a revamped attack featuring fast bowler Jofra Archer as they try to finally get Australia's batting star Steve Smith out cheaply and level the Ashes in the second Test at Lord's.
Ashes 2019: Pat Cummins feels fresh after 10-day break before second Test, says he wants to play all five Tests against England
The 26-year-old took four for 32 in England’s second innings at Edgbaston as Australia romped to a 251-run victory in the first test — his maiden away outing in cricket’s oldest international rivalry.
Langer said it's credit to Smith that he began his career as a spinner and later transformed into the best batsman in the world.
James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test, with England uncertain when he will be fit to return from an injured right calf.
It would have taken something pretty special to steal the limelight from Steve Smith’s comeback twin hundreds, but that doesn't mean the umpires didn't still make a pretty good go at it in the first Ashes Test.
Ashes 2019: England captain Joe Root says there will be no 'emotional decisions' after heavy defeat in first Test
Joe Root insisted England would avoid pressing the panic button after going 1-0 down in the Ashes with a crushing 251-run defeat in the first Test at Edgbaston.
The Final Word Ashes Podcast: Listen to Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins as they discuss Day Four action from Edgbaston Test
In today's episode of The Final Word Ashes Podcast. Geoff Lemon and Adam Collins discuss Day Four action from Edgbaston Test, which includes Steve Smith and Matthew Wade's centuries and challenges for England in the final day.
After repeated rejections and setbacks, Matthew Wade made his chance count with a ton in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. His comeback was built on old-fashioned grit and a single-minded determination to play Test cricket for Australia.
Ashes 2019: Australia's Steve Smith revels in dream Test cricket return, says 'it's like Christmas every morning'
Australia's Steve Smith insisted he had never lost faith in his ability as his "dream comeback" to Test cricket continued with a second hundred in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston.
Ashes 2019: James Pattinson backs Steve Smith to rescue Australia again, says great players always stand up during crisis
Former captain Smith has already marked his first Test match since completing a 12-month ban imposed by Cricket Australia for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year with a brilliant century.
Ashes debutant Burns was 125 not out, with the Surrey left-handed opener, whose innings started on Thursday, receiving a huge ovation from the crowd as he walked off
England announced on Friday that Wood had been struggling with a knee problem as well as a longstanding ankle injury.