Australian cricket under review

Australia lost more than a Test series when the Ashes were surrendered to England in January 2011. The overall health of Australian cricket was called into serious question by an unprecedented three innings defeats in five Test matches, leading to a review of the national team. Also up for debate was the state of cricket's administration, as the Cricket Australia board maintained an archaic structure with 19th-century origins.

Australia news

Sutherland's job guaranteed by CA chairman

Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has given his chief executive James Sutherland the full support of the board, but there is no reason to believe that means what it usually does

Australia news

Arthur accepts axe decision

Mickey Arthur feels he has to take responsibility for the performances and disciplinary issues which ultimately cost him his job as head coach of Australia

Australia news

Clarke stands down as Test selector

Captain Michael Clarke explains his decision to step down as Test selector for the Australia squad

The Investec Ashes 2013

'No rotations for Ashes' - Sutherland

Australia's fast bowlers will not be rotated during the Investec Ashes series but the much-debated rotation policy will live on in one-day cricket, according to the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland

Australia news

Arthur let down by coach-killers

Australia's problematic cricketers overwhelmed Mickey Arthur, just as they did his former assistant Lachlan Stevens last summer

Australia news

Lehmann's cultural remedy for Australia

Australia's new coach Darren Lehmann has pushed enjoyment and a balanced perspective on life as part of his remedy for a team culture that has variously been described as toxic, insular, selfish, undisciplined, and just plain stupid

The Investec Ashes 2013

Haddin hopeful of quick fix

Australia's Ashes vice-captain Brad Haddin has expressed earnest hope the new coach Darren Lehmann can help provide the rapid fixes the tourists desperately need if they are to seriously challenge England after Mickey Arthur's "cut throat" removal

Australia news

Clarke's influence reduced in wake of Arthur sacking

Australia's captain Michael Clarke has insisted he had nothing to do with the summary removal of Mickey Arthur. If that is so, it confirms him as a figure of much reduced influence in Australian cricket

Australia news

'A communicator who brings everyone together'

The Queensland wicketkeeper Chris Hartley spoke to ESPNcricinfo to discuss Darren Lehmann's mentoring style and the successful approach he used at Queensland over the past two years