James Tredwell will be available for the final Test in Sydney

Ashes 2013-14: England call up spinners James Tredwell and Scott Borthwick after Graeme Swann's retirement

England have already lost the series, trailing 3-0 with two Tests remaining

Graeme Swann has retired from all forms of cricket midway through the Ashes seriess

Graeme Swann retirement: Swann’s bombshell leaves Ashes tour in tatters

Graeme Swann’s untimely decision yesterday to bring an immediate end to a distinguished international career was profoundly embarrassing for English cricket. It threw into further disarray a tour of Australia which has been little short of disastrous from start to middle. The finish hardly bears thinking about.

Graeme Swann has called time on his illustrious career

Graeme Swann retirement: A senior pro who has put himself before the team

The 34-year-old has picked up a nasty dose of 'cake-and-eat-it syndrome'

Graeme Swann announces his decision to retire from international and first-class cricket

Graeme Swann retirement: Battered Swann gives England one more headache

Spinner retires after admitting he had lost the ability to turn matches and reflects on a career that he never imagined would have gone so far

Alastair Cook looks dejected after Australia win the Ashes at Perth

Ashes 2013-14: England must start change sooner rather than later - it is the only option

The humiliating defeat to Australia has prompted talk that this England side is past it and a new crop of players should be given a chance to shine

Ricky Ponting believes England are

Ashes 2013-14: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting claims England are 'past it' and calls for star names to be dropped

Retired Ponting feels that England showed they were on the decline in the summer Ashes Series which has continued to show Down Under

Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match

Ashes 2013-14: Captain Alastair Cook's first-baller sums up England tour as Australia tighten grip on the urn

The Ashes appear to be lost with England requiring a world record 504 runs to win the Third Test from a position of 251 for 5

Ian Bell reacts after his dismissal on the fourth day of the third Test on Monday

Ashes 2013-14: 'Australia have been better in every department,' concedes Ian Bell

Australia need five more wickets to secure the Ashes series

Chris Rogers found the going harder than his opening partner but they still put on 157

Ashes 2013-14: David Warner’s belligerent impact means he has barely trailed Mitchell Johnson as Australia's most influential performer in the Ashes

The Aussie Angle: His blazing century on Saturday improved his record this series to 457 runs at 91.40.

Matt Prior (far right) engages in a war of words with Australian batsman David Warner (second from right)

Ashes 2013-14: Sledging David Warner is not too smart so button it, Matt Prior

It didn't affect Warner, he went on to score a century

Ashes 2013-14 Podcast: Stephen Brenkley and Tom Collomosse's audio review of the third day

The Ashes Podcast: Stephen Brenkley and Tom Collomosse review the third day of the third Test in Perth. Listen below...

Ashes 2013-14: Blame aplenty as England reach their Ashes nadir

Australia: 385 & 195-2 (57.0 overs), England: 251 (88.0 overs)

England batsman Kevin Pietersen walks off at the Waca after the fall of his wicket

Ashes 2013-14: Geoffrey Boycott hits out at ‘bottler’ Kevin Pietersen

Geoffrey Boycott has accused Kevin Pietersen of “bottling it” whenever he is required to play an innings of patience and concentration.

England bowler Tim Bresnan struggled on his return to the side in the Third Ashes Test

Ashes 2013/14: We may have picked wrong team, says England bowling coach David Saker

England let a commanding position slip as they failed to capitalise on in taking five early wickets, and Saker feels they must bowl better if they are to stand any chance of getting back into the Ashes

Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Dubrovnik, the Dalmatian Coast & Montenegro
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Lisbon, Oporto and the Douro Valley
Lake Garda, Venice & Verona
Spain
Prices correct as of 30 January 2015
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee