Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill says he has had nothing but positive reactions from Brad Haddin since taking over the gloves at Lord's, and says there are no bad feelings within the Australia camp over it.
Picture this: by the end of this week England have won the Ashes and Michael Clarke's illustrious career is as good as over. They're the stakes as the series moves to its most northerly point, Nottingham.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad is looking forward to bagging his 300th Test wicket at Trent Bridge, his home ground, and is pleased to be joining a club that Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson is a part of.
England and Yorkshire fast bowler Liam Plunkett may be an international veteran, making his debut in 2005, but he has never played in an Ashes Test and says it would fulfill a childhood dream to do so at Trent Bridge.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum feels that Australia skipper Michael Clarke, and indeed all captains, should have the final say in who gets picked for the XI, and Clarke should have been allowed to pick Brad Haddin.