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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.
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Jun 25, 2013

Video Clarke stands down as Test selector

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

Jun 25, 2013

Video Arthur accepts axe decision

News and Analysis: 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

Jun 25, 2013

Video Lehmann wants to show compassion towards players

Press Conference: New Australia head coach Darren Lehmann made a point of saying that he'll look after his players as he looks ahead to the Ashes

Jun 25, 2013

Arthur let down by coach-killers

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

Daniel Brettig

Jun 25, 2013

'No rotations for Ashes' - Sutherland

News: 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

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 25, 2013

Sutherland's job guaranteed by CA chairman

News: 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

Daniel Brettig in Taunton

Jun 24, 2013

Video 'Arthur sacking admission of mistake by CA' - Ian Chappell

News and Analysis: Ian Chappell and Brydon Coverdale join Raunak Kapoor as they react to Mickey Arthur's sacking just before the Ashes

Jun 24, 2013

Mickey Arthur sacked as Australia's coach

News: Mickey Arthur has been sacked as Australia's head coach less than three weeks before the start of the Ashes

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 24, 2013

'It just hasn't been working'

What They Said About: The cricket world reacts to Mickey Arthur's sacking as Australian coach in the lead-up to the 2013 Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 24, 2013

Arthur's exit highlights deeper problem

Brydon Coverdale: Mickey Arthur's sacking, with just two weeks before the Ashes, is indicative of the current plight of the Australian team

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 24, 2013

Timeline: many lows, much controversy

Features: A look back on Mickey Arthur's turbulent 19 months as Australia coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 24, 2013

Lehmann appointed Australia coach until 2015

News: Darren Lehmann has been appointed Australia's new head coach until the end of the 2015 World Cup after Mickey Arthur was sacked over what Cricket Australia called failures of discipline, consistency of behaviour and accountability

Brydon Coverdale and Daniel Brettig

Jun 24, 2013

'A communicator who brings everyone together'

Features: 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

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 24, 2013

Clarke's influence reduced in wake of Arthur sacking

News: 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

Daniel Brettig

Jun 24, 2013

Haddin hopeful of quick fix

News: 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

Daniel Brettig in Taunton

Jun 24, 2013

Lehmann's cultural remedy for Australia

News: 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

Daniel Brettig in Taunton

Jun 13, 2013

Warner suspended until first Ashes Test

News: David Warner's bar-room altercation with Joe Root looks set to cost him his Test place after he was suspended for the rest of the Champions Trophy and Australia's two Ashes warm-up games

Brydon Coverdale

Jun 12, 2013

Australia's discipline problem runs deep

Features: The David Warner incident is the latest in a string of discipline issues that have hit Australian cricket recently

Jarrod Kimber

May 15, 2013

Sutherland breaks silence on homework fiasco

News: James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has spoken for the first time about the "homework" fiasco that enveloped the national team on a horrid tour of India, stating his displeasure at how the squad's discipline broke down

Daniel Brettig

Mar 20, 2013

Warne's solution is not the answer

The Cordon: Shane Warne's solution to the disciplinary problems Australia faced in India involved music and alcohol, an astonishingly simplistic answer to a serious issue

Michael Jeh

Mar 11, 2013

A lesson for the Australian cricketer

: Yes, the punishment was harsh, but it is time Australia's players took some responsibility

Brydon Coverdale

Mar 6, 2013

No. 1 still in sight - Argus

News: Australia's ruinous Test results in India have not dissuaded the architect of the plan, Don Argus, to rejuvenate the national team from his view that the world No. 1 ranking can be attained by 2015

Daniel Brettig

Feb 4, 2013

Strong post-Argus plans poorly explained to public

News: A resounding CA board endorsement for the direction taken by the national team is accompanied by the admission that plans have been poorly articulated in public

Daniel Brettig

Jan 31, 2013

Not such a simple game, Shane

Features: Shane Warne's review of Australian cricket isn't always wrong, but the national team is not a franchise he can sway by force of personality

Jarrod Kimber
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