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Jack Leach's Ashes prospects boosted by return of Ben Stokes
Jack Leach's Ashes prospects boosted by return of Ben Stokes

There is a template for a success from other left-arm spinners who have toured Australia

Alex Carey ready if Test debut comes: 'I've done what I can...hope for the best'
Alex Carey ready if Test debut comes: 'I've done what I can...hope for the best'

A lean run in the Sheffield Shield has not dented the wicketkeeper's confidence

Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah, Russell retained; Rahul, Rashid opt to go into auction pool
Dhoni, Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah, Russell retained; Rahul, Rashid opt to go into auction pool

Sunrisers signed up new contracts with the uncapped Jammu & Kashmir pair of Abdul Samad and Umran Malik

Alastair Cook commits until 2023 season after Essex contract extension
Alastair Cook commits until 2023 season after Essex contract extension

Former England captain to remain in game after signing two-year renewal

County Championship comes in from the margins in rejigged 2022 schedule
County Championship comes in from the margins in rejigged 2022 schedule

More red-ball cricket in height of summer, but full fixtures to come in new year

Shakib fit for second Test, selectors also name Naim as surprise pick
Shakib fit for second Test, selectors also name Naim as surprise pick

Taskin Ahmed also included in 20-man squad after regaining fitness

Ian Bell joins Hobart Hurricanes as assistant coach
Ian Bell joins Hobart Hurricanes as assistant coach

Former England batter won title with Perth Scorchers in 2016-17

Taylor jumps to ninth in batting; Matthews moves to career-best eighth among allrounders
Taylor jumps to ninth in batting; Matthews moves to career-best eighth among allrounders

Taylor also occupied fourth place in the allrounder rankings, behind only Marizanne Kapp, Natalie Sciver and Ellyse Perry

Trevor Bayliss backs both sides to block out off-field issues once Ashes start
Trevor Bayliss backs both sides to block out off-field issues once Ashes start

Former head coach admits build-up has been less than ideal for England and Australia

Gloucestershire appoint Dale Benkenstein as head coach
Gloucestershire appoint Dale Benkenstein as head coach

Former Proteas batter and batting coach returns to county cricket on a three-year deal

Colin Munro accepts international career probably over but questions remain
Colin Munro accepts international career probably over but questions remain

Back at Perth Scorchers for another BBL, he believes his decision to play last year was a major reason why he lost his New Zealand spot

West Indies batters steady after Permaul, Warrican give them nine-wicket morning
West Indies batters steady after Permaul, Warrican give them nine-wicket morning

West Indies end the rain-hit second day on 69 for 1 after bowling Sri Lanka out for 204

Thigh strain could restrict Mathews' participation in ongoing second Test
Thigh strain could restrict Mathews' participation in ongoing second Test

The former captain was expected to bowl in this game, but that now appears unlikely

Abid Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi lead the way as Pakistan go 1-0 up
Abid Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi lead the way as Pakistan go 1-0 up

Abid missed the rare achievement of a century in each innings, falling for 91 with victory in sight

Joe Clarke keen to keep in permanent role at Melbourne Stars
Joe Clarke keen to keep in permanent role at Melbourne Stars

He has kept just five times in T20s but is set to take the gloves for the Stars all season and open the batting alongside Marcus Stoinis

Western Australia Premier's hardline stance adds further doubt to Perth Ashes Test
Western Australia Premier's hardline stance adds further doubt to Perth Ashes Test

Players' wives and girlfriends would not be able to make the trip while broadcast crews are also an issue

Dravid: 'Hopefully it is a matter of one innings for Rahane'
Dravid: 'Hopefully it is a matter of one innings for Rahane'

Too early to decide on Iyer's place in the next Test, says India coach

Jos Buttler wants to be fearless in Ashes: 'I feel like I have nothing to lose'
Jos Buttler wants to be fearless in Ashes: 'I feel like I have nothing to lose'

Preparation is being disrupted by the weather and there are concerns around Covid-19, but the focus is on the Gabba

Topley sets sights on next year's T20 World Cup in Australia
Topley sets sights on next year's T20 World Cup in Australia

England quick hopes to use BBL stint with Melbourne Renegades to build his case

Ray Illingworth reveals cancer diagnosis amid support for assisted dying
Ray Illingworth reveals cancer diagnosis amid support for assisted dying

Former England captain wants law changed to prevent the suffering of terminally ill patients