Mitchell Johnson leaps in triumph after removing Alastair Cook

Australia in England 2015

'We thought we'd broken their back'

Rod Marsh has shed new light on Australia's failed Ashes campaign by admitting they felt they had the series won after a vast victory over England in the second Test at Lord's

Steven Smith walks past the fireworks

England v Australia, 1st ODI, Southampton

Australia enter the Steven Smith era

On Thursday, Steven Smith begins his first full series in charge of Australia, a five-match one-day battle with England, and he will look to stamp his imprint on a new-look side

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Dennis Lillee

Australia news

Lillee quits as WACA president

Former fast-bowling great Dennis Lillee has reportedly quit as president of the WACA

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Michael Clarke has a final chance to win an Ashes series in England

Australia news

Clarke withdraws from Big Bash League

Michael Clarke has confirmed he will not play in the Big Bash League this year, having pulled out of his commitment to play for the Melbourne Stars

Michael Clarke chats ahead of his final Test to chairman of selectors Rod Marsh (left) and coach Darren Lehmann

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Marsh wants 'elite group' to oversee game

Rod Marsh has called for cricket's global funding to be overseen by an independent "elite group" to determine whether administrators are making the right decisions about its future

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The order of service ahead of Phillip Hughes' funeral

Australia news

Coroner to hold inquest into Hughes' death

The New South Wales coroner will hold an inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes, who was struck on the neck by a delivery during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG last November