Clarke surprised by the grass in Cardiff

Speaking on the eve of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff, Australia captain Michael Clarke says they will be keeping their options open regarding team selection up until before the toss.

Watson set to keep Marsh sidelined

Australia bowling coach Craig McDermott's comments ahead of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff seems to indicate that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will not be pipping veteran Shane Watson to the post after all.

Voges: Boof forced me to focus on Tests

Australia batsman Adam Voges has only two Test caps at the age of 35, both achieved recently, but says he wouldn't have had any if not for a brutally honest chat with head coach Darren Lehmann a few years ago.

ICC OK Mankading and DRS for catches

The new playing conditions for Tests, ODIs and T20Is have come into effect with the series between Bangladesh and South Africa, which started with a T20 in Mirpur on Sunday 5 July.

Cummins: I'm ready for the Ashes

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has only played one Test match, and hasn't played red ball cricket in two years, but feels he is ready to take his place in the side after being called up for the Ashes.