Ricky Ponting passed the 10,000 Test-runs mark as Australia took control of the second Test against the West Indies in Antigua.
England are prepared to bide their time over Andrew Flintoff and will wait until he is 100 per cent fit.
Tim Ambrose is a surprise inclusion in England's one-day squad which has been announced for the series against New Zealand.
Batsman Jesse Ryder has been ruled out of the New Zealand side for next month's one-day series against England due to a hand injury.
The agent of Kevin Pietersen has admitted that the England star will look to play some part in next year's Indian Premier League.
Peter Moores has predicted England have the fighting qualities to eventually become a genuine world force.
Andrew Flintoff is hoping to be fit to face South Africa later this summer but is set to miss the one-day series against New Zealand.
Michael Vaughan has praised Andrew Strauss for his 'resilience and character' having re-established himself in the England side.
Skipper Chris Gayle looks likely to return to the West Indies side for the second Test against Australia in Antigua.
Former England paceman Darren Gough has confirmed that he will retire from all forms of the game at the end of the season.
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels is to appeal against his two-year ban for breaking the rules on cricket gambling.
A Shivnarine Chanderpaul century and four early wickets for the pacemen has left West Indies eyeing victory against Australia.
New Zealand officials say Daniel Flynn is unlikely to bat again in the Black Caps first innings after being hit in the face on Friday.
Australia are in charge of the first Test with the West Indies after a three-wicket burst by Stuart Clark on day two.
Mal Loye has highlighted his Lancashire team-mate James Anderson's bowling as the key to England's hopes of beating New Zealand.
Ricky Ponting's 35th Test century helped Australia recover to finish day one of the first Test against West Indies on 301-4.
New Zealand one-day star Jesse Ryder is facing a fitness race ahead of the NatWest Series next month.
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has warned his players they face an uphill task against England at Old Trafford in the second Test.
Controversial umpire Darrell Hair says he is ready to return to the Test arena when he umpires England's match with New Zealand.
England have called up Chris Tremlett to the 12-man squad for the second Test against New Zealand.
Peter Moores will continue to rely on Michael Vaughan's "maturity and calmness" as the future England captain.
England coach Peter Moores has reassured Steve Harmison his international career is not over.
Michael Vaughan is confident England's young attack will come to the fore in the second Test against New Zealand.
Michael Vaughan admitted England "weren't quite good enough" to claim victory over New Zealand in the first Test.
Cricket Australia has moved to quash speculation Shane Warne could make an Ashes comeback next year.
Forgotten England paceman Simon Jones will be recalled by Worcestershire for their Friends Provident Trophy match against Hampshire.
Fast bowler Monde Zondeki looks certain to be on the tour to England after being awarded a central contratc by South Africa.
Matthew Hoggard will not be in England's squad for the second Test against New Zealand after a Steve Harmison delivery broke his thumb.
Essex have given their overseas star Andre Nel permission to leave early and play in the IPL this Sunday.
Kevin Pietersen could be offered a huge pay-day to play in the IPL for the next three years, according to reports.
Ramnaresh Sarwan has been named as captain of an inexperienced West Indies side for the first Test with Australia.
Andrew Flintoff is unlikely to play any part in the series with New Zealand as he will be unable to prove his fitness for Lancashire.
Australia batsman Michael Clarke will miss the first Test against the West Indies and will join the tour party on May 23.
New Zealand fought back after a poor start to end on 208-6 as bad light stopped a truncated first-day's play in the first Test.
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his problematic ankle injury has put doubts in the back of his mind.
Harbhajan Singh's spat with fellow Indian Sreesanth in an Indian Premier League game has cost him a ban of five one-day internationals.
England have decided to go with the same side that fought back to win in New Zealand for the first Test at Lord's.
England coach Peter Moores has urged his side to carry forward their winter momentum when they meet New Zealand again this week.
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels faces a lengthy ban after being found guilty in a probe over alleged links to a bookmaker.
Ryan Sidebottom says he has matured and developed as a bowler after being named Vodafone England player of the year.
Skipper Michael Vaughan has urged his batsmen to play positively in the upcoming series with New Zealand.
Both Scotland and Ireland have expressed their delight after learning that they will play Australia in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
Matthew Hoggard has spoken of his delight at his recall to the England squad for the first test against New Zealand at Lord's.
Matthew Hoggard has been named in the England squad for the first Test against New Zealand with Andrew Flintoff ruled out with injury.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting expects an improved performance from the West Indies in the upcoming Test series.
Dimitri Mascarenhas hopes to return to his IPL side later in the summer after failing to make an appearance in the event to date.
Andrew Flintoff has ended any doubt over his possible selection for the first Test as he has been ruled out with a side strain.
Former coach Duncan Fletcher believes Michael Vaughan must remain as England captain despite his poor form with the bat.
James Anderson gave the England selectors a timely nudge with a five-wicket haul as Lancashire hammered Durham at Old Trafford.
Durham say Paul Collingwood should be fit to play in the first Test at Lord's despite an ongoing shoulder injury.
Australia vice-captain Michael Clarke has been given leave to miss the start of the upcoming tour to the West Indies.
New Zealand coach John Bracewell has announced that he will leave his post in 12 months time when his contract expires in April 2009.
The England and Wales Cricket Board have said that Geoff Boycott will not be joining the senior squad's management set-up.
Michael Atherton insists that England should not rush Andrew Flintoff back into the team as they do not need him to beat New Zealand.
All-rounder Luke Wright is the latest England international to spurn the opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League.
Lancashire all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was out for a first-ball duck as his county were bowled out for 143 by Durham at Old Trafford.
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara says he has rejected a "tempting" six-figure offer to play in the Indian Premier League.
Paceman Shaun Tait has made a surprise return to the Australian cricket squad after walking away from the sport with depression.
Paceman Shane Bond has admitted he is still hungry to play for New Zealand despite having his contract terminated.
The itinerary for the 2009 Ashes tour has been revealed with Cardiff's Swalec Stadium set to kick off the Test series on July 8.
County champions Sussex have strengthened their bowling department with the signing of West Indies Test player Corey Collymore.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori survived an injury scare after scans showed he had not suffered a break to his left hand.
Steve Harmison has said that he is likely to quit cricket altogether if he felt he would no longer command an England place.
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori had to be taken to hospital after cutting his finger in the field against Essex on Saturday.
Michael Vaughan's batting woes continued at Headingley today as the England skipper made just 34 before being bowled by Graeme Swann.
The Bangalore Royal Challengers have beaten the Deccan Chargers by three runs in the latest IPL match in Bangalore.
Shoaib Akhtar's lawyers are fighting a ban on him playing in the lucrative IPL as he starts an exile from international cricket.
England opener Alastair Cook will be fit for the opening Test with New Zealand after x-rays revealed no break to his finger.
Sourav Ganguly and Shane Warne have both been fined 10 percent of their match fee following Thursday's IPL spat in Jaipur.
Lancashire have snapped up Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf as a replacement overseas player to cover for Brad Hodge.
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has called on the International Cricket Council to perform a "makeover" of Test cricket.
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