Pakistan pair Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have had their appeals against their provisional suspensions dismissed by the ICC.
Kevin Pietersen has been backed by England team-mate Alastair Cook to rediscover his best form during this winter's Ashes Series.
Sachin Tendulkar has tipped England to win the Ashes and feels Eoin Morgan could have a big series Down Under.
Andrew Strauss wants every member of his England side to take responsibility as the battle for the Ashes approaches.
England managing director Hugh Morris has hailed the Andrew Strauss-Andy Flower partnership as the team heads for Australia.
Former Australia star Adam Gilchrist believes England are favourites to edge a close-fought Ashes contest Down Under.
England captain Andrew Strauss has signed a new contract extension with Middlesex that will take him through to 2012.
Australia look set to welcome back bowler Doug Bollinger after the player recovered from a muscle injury.
England opener Alistair Cook says he is confident they can retain the Ashes in Australia if they play to their full potential.
India won their one-day international series 1-0 against Australia after the third match was abandoned in Margao due to heavy rain.
Durham have secured the signing of Ruel Brathwaite on a two-year deal after he impressed on trial at the club.
Australia will be without Mike Hussey and Doug Bollinger for the final ODI Showdown with India on Sunday with the series tied at 1-1.
Ian Bell has revealed he is aiming to end his long wait to hit a century against Australia at this winter's Ashes series.
Former Australia bowler Shane Warne believes captain Ricky Ponting is the right man to lead Australia in their Ashes challenge.
Australian bowler Brett Lee believes Kevin Pietersen is still a key figure for England despite his recent slump in form.
England captain Andrew Strauss is confident key bowler Jimmy Anderson will be fit for the Ashes against Australia.
Brett Lee is looking to win a place in Australia's World Cup squad after making a return from injury.
Australia coach Tim Nielsen has given Ricky Ponting his full support, despite a 2-0 Test defeat to India.
Australia coach Tim Nielsen has backed Ricky Ponting to continue as captain despite mounting criticism of his leadership.
Kevin Pietersen's attempts to find some form in South Africa have hit the buffers as he was dismissed for a duck on Friday.
The ECB are adamant that James Anderson will be fit for the Ashes despite him cracking a rib while training in Germany.
Ricky Ponting is adamant he is still the best man to captain Australia despite their recent run of poor results.
The ICC have found 'no compelling evidence' to support fixing claims in England's third one-day international against Pakistan.
India cruised to a seven-wicket win in the second Test against Australia in Bangalore to secure a 2-0 series triumph.
Former England star Graham Thorpe has been appointed the national lead batting coach by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Australia need their bowlers to produce some magic against India after they reached 202-7 at the close of play on day four.
Ricky Ponting has upped the ante ahead of the Ashes and highlighted England's apparent weaknesses with the first Test approaching.
Sachin Tendulkar scored his 49th Test century as India fought back on day three of the second and final Test with Australia.
England star Kevin Pietersen has said he is close to his top form after his first match with new side Dolphins.
Pakistan have confirmed Misbah-ul-Haq as their Test captain for the upcoming series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.
Mike Hussey says Australia have moved on from the first Test defeat against India and are now looking forward to the Bangalore rematch.
Pakistan have named the squad who will face South Africa in the limited-overs matches but are yet to name a captain.
Former England paceman Ryan Sidebottom has signed a three-year deal to play for Yorkshire after leaving Nottinghamshire.
Kevin Pietersen believes Australia are favourites for the Ashes but admits there is an air of confidence in the England camp.
India have won the first Test by one wicket thanks to a superb unbeaten 73 from the injured VVS Laxman.
Kevin Pietersen says he is quietly confident of winning the Ashes in Australia this winter despite being the underdogs.
Tim Paine struck a fine 92 to help Australia reach 428 in Mohali on day two of the first Test against India.
Australian pace bowler Shaun Tait will miss the one-day series against India after having surgery on a long-standing elbow problem.
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