Steven Smith on his way to an unbeaten half-century

Investec Ashes 2015

Smith aims to silence England doubters

Steven Smith has named Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen as two of his chief verbal tormentors on Australia's last Ashes tour to England, and is determined to silence any remaining doubters with a pile of runs from No. 3 this summer.

James Faulkner claimed two wickets in his first over

Australia news

Faulkner to face drink-driving charge

James Faulkner, the World Cup-winning Australia allrounder, may be left out of the ODI squad for the series following the Ashes after he spent Thursday night in a prison cell in Manchester on a drink driving charge

Mitchell Johnson sees off James Anderson

The Investec Ashes 2015

Strauss wants Ashes in perspective

After a week of bluster and hyperbole, it fell to Andrew Strauss to provide the sense of perspective required ahead of the Investec Ashes series