Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.
After spending the last 12 weeks being battered and bruised at the hands of Australia, Stuart Broad could be forgiven for wishing he was already back at home.
England have lost the Ashes Test series 5-0 and the ODI series 4-1 in one of their worst tour's in recent history
The spin bowler quit midway through the disastrous tour of Australia
The all-rounder flew to Melbourne to have the injury assessed after picking up the knock in the final One-Day International on Sunday
Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, believes there is no need to panic despite a second successive defeat to Australia following a pulsating finale in Hobart.
Australia win by five runs to secure 4-1 one-day series victory
Among the myriad topics for debate before next summer is the wicketkeeping question. It is like welcoming back an old friend. Jos Buttler, potential batting genius and athletic wicketkeeper with the sharpest reflexes, has staked an early claim to a berth in the Test team which may prove irresistible.
Stokes hit a career-best 70 before taking four wicket for 38 runs with the ball
The tourists won by 57 runs in the fourth one-day international
Authorities say the gunman rode on a motorbike and shot the group of men
A century from Nicole Bolton on her Australia debut thwarted England Women as they fell to a 26-run defeat in the second one-day international in Melbourne.
The Big Bash has been a smash hit. If the plethora of staff and officials from the England and Wales Cricket Board who have been in and out of Australia at various times during the past three months have learned nothing from it, they have been wasting their time.
Tredwell believes that England haven't given a full demonstration of their skills during a tour that they are yet to avoid defeat on
Cook has said he will consider his future in light of the disastrous tour of Australia
Bailey was arguably the only failure in the Test side that claimed a 5-0 Ashes whitewash victory over England
Lydia Greenway has warned her England team-mates not to take anything for granted despite her unbeaten 69 in the first one-day international, leaving Charlotte Edwards’ side on the brink of retaining the Ashes.