Michael Vaughan says he believes England have a good chance of winning the Ashes but he still makes Australia the favourites.
Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels the England selectors have a huge decision over whether to pick Andrew Flintoff for the Ashes.
Reigning Twenty20 champions India have received a boost with the news that Zaheer Khan will be fit to play in the upcoming tournament.
Australia batsman Mike Hussey feels sure that Andrew Flintoff will be fit for the opening Ashes Test on July 8 in Cardiff.
Andrew Flintoff has just six weeks to regain his fitness in time for the Ashes after ruling himself out of the World Twenty20 Cup.
Captain Andrew Strauss helped England secure a 2-0 one-day series win over West Indies - then targeted World Twenty20 glory.
Australia have asked for permission to use 12 players in the Ashes warm-up fixtures, as they look to test the fitness of Brett Lee.
Paul Collingwood claimed 3-16 and struck 47 not out to lead England to a comfortable 6-wicket one-day win over West Indies at Bristol.
Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi says he plans to hold two tournaments a year with one being held outside of India.
The England and Wales Cricket Board say wet weather will not spoil the Ashes this summer, despite an ODI being abandoned at Headingley.
Kevin Pietersen says the Achilles injury, which will rule him out of England's one-day series against West Indies, is not long-term.
Australia have left all-rounder Andrew Symonds out of their 16-man squad for the Ashes series against England this summer.
Ricky Ponting believes Andrew Strauss will be the man Australia will have to target this summer, admitting he is an 'important player'.
Ryan Sidebottom looks set for one final run-out before resuming his England career in the one-day series with the West Indies.
James Anderson believes the pitch at Durham can help England dismiss the West Indies twice and secure victory in the second Test.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has defended it's decision to play test cricket so early in the summer.
Fast bowler Steve Harmison, who has been left out of England's Test squad, is to see a specialist on a worsening shin problem.
Ravi Bopara has heaped praise on Essex coach Graham Gooch after emulating his feat of scoring hundreds in three consecutive Tests.
Andrew Symonds has been given an international future after Cricket Australia unexpectedly handed him a central contract.
Graeme Swann's emergence as a real force in Test cricket has raised a few eyebrows in Australia ahead of the Ashes this summer.
West Indies captain Chris Gayle has admitted he would not miss Test cricket if it is superseded by the Twenty20 format.
Paul Collingwood says confidence in the England camp is 'sky high' and feels it's crucial they end the West Indies series on a high.
Ian Bell feels he will miss out at the Riverside as the selectors go for the same team that crushed the West Indies at Lord's.
Graeme Swann has admitted his thoughts have already turned to the clash with Australia but he is still focussed on the West Indies.
Ian Bell and Ryan Sidebottom have been recalled to England's 13-man squad for the Second Test against the West Indies.
Graeme Swann has earned praise from England captain Andrew Strauss after his man-of-the-match performance against the West Indies.
Andrew Strauss helped England destroy West Indies in three days - then declared "we still have a lot of hard work to do".
Ryan Sidebottom has admitted his relief at being fit enough to play for Notts and hopes to take enough wickets for an England recall.
England's Paul Collingwood has voiced his fears that the financial rewards of Twenty20 cricket could destroy the traditional Test.
Geoffrey Boycott has said England "are not in great shape" to expect to win back the Ashes from Australia this summer.
Andrew Strauss has demanded England kick-start a busy summer with victory against West Indies at Lord's.
Andrew Symonds has been included in Australia's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20 tournament in England, starting on June 5.
Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin says he does not want to feel Ashes heartache again like he did after the defeat in 2005.
Australia captain Michael Clarke blamed his bowlers for the ODI defeat to Pakistan in which Kamram Akmal hit a century in Abu Dhabi.
West Indies coach John Dyson has admitted he is not overjoyed at the news Chris Gayle has delayed his return to the squad from the IPL.
England Lions secured a 10-wicket victory against West Indies in the tourists' final warm-up before the first Test at Lord's.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has picked up a knee injury playing football ahead of Yorkshire's game against Worcestershire.
Paul Collingwood will lead a new-look England squad at the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 tournament in June.
Australia head coach Tim Nielsen still believes that Michael Vaughan will face his side in the Ashes Tests later this summer.
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