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Mitchell Johnson rolls his arm in the nets

The Investec Ashes 2015

Hughes' death affected my bowling - Johnson

Mitchell Johnson has admitted that the death of Phillip Hughes in November 2014 had caused a mental block and a dip in pace.

Chris Lynn revived a poor start with a half-century

New Zealand in Australia 2015

Starc unimpressed by pink ball

Even though it was the latest in countless versions of the pink balls trialled by Cricket Australia's official supplier Kookaburra, Mitchell Starc said it was nothing like using the traditional red ball

The scoreboard reflects Glenn McGrath's best Ashes figures

The Investec Ashes 2015

Johnson can 'reopen' English scars - McGrath

Glenn McGrath believes Mitchell Johnson "has to play" the first Test of the Investec Ashes series and that he can "reopen the scars" he inflicted in England during the last series in Australia

Brendon McCullum collects the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

New Zealand in Australia 2015

First day-night Test for Adelaide Oval

New Zealand Cricket has agreed to play a day-night Test match against Australia as part of a deal that will resume regular cricket between the two countries after a gap of four years

Ryan Harris opened his wicket tally for the Ashes tour

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 3rd day

Harris fights to regain his place

Ryan Harris rates Australia's pace battery well ahead of the equivalent set of fast men who came to England in 2013. The fact he may well be missing from the XI for the first Test in Cardiff is a fair indicator of why

Stuart Broad is eager to target Steven Smith with the new ball

The Investec Ashes 2015

Broad senses opportunity with Smith at 3

Ahead of the Ashes some in the England camp feel the decision to promote Steven Smith to No. 3 in the batting order may weaken a significant strength in the Australian line-up