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England v Australia, 1st ODI, Southampton

Australia enter the Steven Smith era

Sep 2, 2015: 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

Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, T20, Cardiff

Watson's missed kick, Boyce's fruitless journey

Aug 31, 2015: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the T20 in Cardiff

George Dobell in Cardiff

ICC news

Steven Smith reclaims No. 1 spot in Test rankings

Aug 25, 2015: Steven Smith, the Australia batsman, regained his number one spot in ICC's Test batsmen rankings after a strong performance in the recently concluded fifth Ashes Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2015

Rogers peaks in series of change

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the Australia players involved in the Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

Clarke second only to Taylor as captain

Aug 23, 2015: He was proactive and tactically aware, making it clear to both the opposition and his own team that he was seeking victory from ball one

Ian Chappell

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Feeble England collapse after Smith ton

Aug 21, 2015: England slumped to 107 for 8 in response to Australia's 481 after incisive bursts from Peter Siddle, Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon

The Report by David Hopps

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval, 1st day

Too late, Australia finally bat ugly

Aug 20, 2015: The Ashes have been handed back, so Australia's show of defiance on the opening day has come too late to impact the present but is a model for how they must adapt to challenges in the future

Daniel Brettig at The Oval

Steven Smith should continue at No. 3

Aug 17, 2015: Australia's new captain looks dominant in that position, even with the pronounced initial movement of his feet

Ricky Ponting

Australia news

Australia's calculated gamble on Warner

Aug 15, 2015: The appointment of David Warner as vice-captain has generated debate but his standing in the team and relationship with Steven Smith made him the best available option

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Smith could move back down order

Aug 15, 2015: Chief among the questions for Australia's new captain Steven Smith to ponder is where he will bat now he has control over the order of positions

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

'Mature' Warner ready for added responsibility

Aug 14, 2015: David Warner will speak with the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and hopes he can win over "the boss" as he has done the selectors and the board to become Steven Smith's vice-captain

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2015

Warner appointed Steven Smith's deputy

Aug 14, 2015: David Warner's image makeover has been rewarded with his appointment as Steven Smith's lieutenant after Michael Clarke announced his retirement from international cricket

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2015

Smith foiled by England's swingers

Aug 10, 2015: Australia's captain-elect Steven Smith admits he has been drawn into playing strokes too often by the English skill of bending the ball on both directions

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham

The Investec Ashes 2015

Can Steven Smith be the great unifier?

Aug 10, 2015: A popular and respected team-mate, Steven Smith will carry little of the baggage possessed by Michael Clarke, but will instead have a different set of difficulties when he takes over as captain

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ashes regained in 14 days

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks back on the four Tests in a fast-forward series which decided the Ashes with a match to spare

Andrew McGlashan


Pitches, hubris, Clarke and Smith

Aug 8, 2015: ESPNcricinfo picks out the five reasons why Australia lost the Ashes

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Clarke removes captain's mask

Aug 8, 2015: Michael Clarke's insistence before this match that he would not retire was a mask he wore to shield Australia's Ashes squad from the doubts he was feeling about his future every time he came to the batting crease

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Happy memories fade for Clarke

Aug 7, 2015: The soundtrack to Michael Clarke's batting has become increasingly scratchy, his captaincy out of tune with the rest of his team

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Australia's Edgbaston woes

Jul 29, 2015: The stats highlights from the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston

Bishen Jeswant

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Australia's brutal, ruthless day

Jul 19, 2015: Day four at Lord's will have been traumatic for the England dressing room, but in Australia's celebrations would rightly have been long and loud. How quickly things change

Mark Nicholas
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