Brydon Coverdale

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Aussies in the pink as England face fight to revive fortunes
Aussies in the pink as England face fight to revive fortunes

Jonny Bairstow in the spotlight as England embark on a must-win second Ashes Test under the floodlights at Adelaide

Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone
Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone

The Australians have laughed off the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft incident, but made full of use of it in the middle and are unlikely to stay quiet during this series

Triple gamble pays off for Australia
Triple gamble pays off for Australia

Trevor Hohns and his selection panel made three big calls for the Brisbane Test - and they all contributed as Australia closed in on a series lead

Smith can be best of modern greats - Ponting
Smith can be best of modern greats - Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes the Steven Smith can reach record peaks in his career but did caution that things could get tougher for the Australia captain

Smith hundred 'up there' with his best
Smith hundred 'up there' with his best

Steven Smith said he needed patience and resilience to achieve one of his finest Test hundreds in the face of England's defensive tactics

Smith's restraint brings special Ashes moment
Smith's restraint brings special Ashes moment

Much has been made of the contest between rival Ashes captains Steven Smith and Joe Root and it is Smith who has drawn first blood

Lyon shrugs off trash-talk criticism
Lyon shrugs off trash-talk criticism

Nathan Lyon has defended his controversial pre-Ashes comments about Matt Prior and wanting to end England players' careers

Marsh stays calm amid Maxwell clamour
Marsh stays calm amid Maxwell clamour

Shaun Marsh put a calamitous start to the Test behind him to keep Australia on an even keel

Brisbane clouds clear for Cummins and Lyon
Brisbane clouds clear for Cummins and Lyon

Two Australian bowlers in the thick of the first-day action found the Gabba shining more benignly upon them than usual

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk
Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk

The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14
Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14

The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list
Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list

Glenn Maxwell, called in as cover for Warner, will now be on standby for both batsmen

Patience, concentration among Bancroft's strong credentials
Patience, concentration among Bancroft's strong credentials

A new opening colleague for Warner every summer is becoming a tradition in Australian cricket and Cameron Bancroft comes to the role with strong credentials

Stokes has 'let a lot of people down' - Warner
Stokes has 'let a lot of people down' - Warner

"At the end of the day he knows he's made a mistake, and it's about him getting the respect back from his players and fellow countrymen," Australia's vice-captain said on Stokes

Warner confident of playing despite 'stiff' neck
Warner confident of playing despite 'stiff' neck

Australia's vice-captain is confident he will be fit for the first Ashes Test on Thursday despite facing only two throwdowns in the nets on Tuesday after hurting his neck in a fielding drill

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson
Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson

Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did four years ago

Tim Paine keen to put 'what could have been' behind
Tim Paine keen to put 'what could have been' behind

The wicketkeeper, who is set to equal Brad Hogg's Australian record for the most Tests missed between appearances, is eager to use this chance to rewrite the story of his career

Nightmares in Oz
Nightmares in Oz

The last two Ashes down under have been horrendous for each team in turn

Broady's back
Broady's back

Back to Brisbane - and back in our Hate to Love series

Which is the most prolific Test opening partnership of all time?
Which is the most prolific Test opening partnership of all time?

And which team did three pairs of brothers play for in one Test in 1997?