Looking back at the first Test between Australia and Pakistan in Lord's, Stephen Brenkley of The Independent draws two conclusions
Nasser Hussain, the former England captain, faces Australia's fast bowlers but through a bowling machine at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough
With the first Ashes Test less than a couple of weeks away, the Independent has compiled a slideshow of some of the most famous quotes from cricket's oldest rivalry down the years.
From TS Trudgian, Canada
A reflective conversation between Andy Zaltzman and his inverted image where they prove, among other things, how AB de Villiers prevented the break-out of World War III
In the Sydney Morning Herald , Stuart Clark analyses the problems with Mitchell Johnson, who is in danger of being dropped for the second Test.
Everything's too uncertain with the IPL so don't act rashly
Eoin Morgan has earned a reputation for ice-cool innings under all sorts of pressure on the field for England, but his reaction to an unexpected visitor during a pre-Test dinner with his England team-mates may have dented that aura somewhat
During the Boxing Day Test, the MCG is hoping to host the largest crowd ever at a cricket match with 91,000 people expected by Cricket Australia
Michael Clarke's well-documented story is one of contradictions and mystery, writes David Sygall in the Sunday Herald