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Having gone 2-0 down in the Series, Cook knows that they need to win in Perth if England are to have any chance of winning the Ashes
Harris is struggling with a sore knee but is expected to be fit for the Third Test which begins in Perth tomorrow
Australia can hardly believe what is happening. Two weeks ago as the Ashes series was about to start, the mood was one of despair and lament for the years of glory long past.
The Aussie Angle: Crowds lift and games change when bowlers of this ilk are in their pomp
The hosts have retained George Bailey at number six
Tim Bresnan says he was always aiming to return in time for the second Ashes Test after suffering a stress fracture of the lower back in August.
Bresnan has recovered from a stress fracture to his lower back and could feature in the Second Test in Adelaide later this week
The world’s largest living organism has shrunk by about half over the past 30 years as a result of climate change, ocean acidification, pollution and crown-of-thorns starfish, which prey on coral
My being on the BBC shortlist shows the impact of success in the Ashes
Waugh believes Warner was 'out of order' for making personal comments about Trott before his Ashes departure
While the New Zealand coach, Stephen Kearney, is doing his best to give his world champions the tag of underdogs before Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia, Kangaroos forward Greg Bird is having none of it.
As if he had not done enough damage, Mitchell Johnson verbally bounced England on Wednesday. In a press conference in Perth, his home town, the fastest bowler in the world announced that Australia would continue bouncing their opponents.
The first session of the First Test has often proved a pivotal passage of play in Ashes series Down Under. Even the first ball; Steve Harmison’s wide to second slip in 2006, or Michael Slater smashing Phil DeFreitas through cover point for four in 1994. It tends to “set the tone”, as the pundits like to say – and the tone in the Sky Sports commentary box these days is like a dressing-room banter free-for-all.
The Last Word: Anniversary of defeat finds national team still struggling with changed world order
A public inquiry found 13 people died as a result of his negligence, but repeated attempts at prosecution failed
Tourists went from 82-2 to 136 all out in first innings collapse at the Gabba