Cricket neck guards may soon be mandatory
Neck guards could soon become mandatory in cricket, especially after Steve Smith was stuck by a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord's during the second Ashes Test.
 Woakes hopeful Archer has Smith sussed
Chris Woakes hopes Jofra Archer's brutal spell of bowling to Steve Smith can halt the Australia batting sensation's stunning form in the Ashes.
 Healy, Taylor and Warne condemn Smith boos
Cricket royalty Mark Taylor, Ian Healy and Shane Warne have criticised those fans at Lord's who opted to boo Steve Smith after he was hit on the neck.
 Steve Smith's scary Saturday at Lord's
Steve Smith has been a central figure throughout this Ashes series and it was no different on day four of the second Test at Lord's.
 Australia fighting to force Lord's victory
Australia will need quick wickets early on day five if they are to win the second Ashes Test after England closed on 4-96 - a lead of 104 at Lord's.
 Smith hit on neck, cleared of broken arm
Steve Smith retired hurt after a frightening blow to the neck, returned to bat, and then cleared of a broken arm on an eventful fourth day at Lord's.
 Steve Smith retires hurt after hit on neck
Steve Smith has been rattled by three blows inflicted by England paceman Jofra Archer at Lord's, including a hit to the neck that forced him to retire hurt.
 Smith explains dance, Lord's bathtub nap
Steve Smith was unaware of just how dramatic some of his movements at the crease have been at Lord's, where he admits to having a nap in a bathtub.
 Back Bancroft for long term: Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh says Cameron Bancroft, who has struggled in his first three knocks during the Ashes, should be backed 'for the long term' by Australia's selectors.
 Fidgety Smith affected umpire, says Broad
Stuart Broad says Steve Smith's on-field fidgetings are a distraction for umpires, after an Aleem Dar decision was overturned on review.
 Aussies 5-155, Smith cuts lead to 103 runs
Australia have reached 5-155 at lunch on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, where Steve Smith is unbeaten on 53.
 Bancroft dismissal adds to opener concerns
Australian opener Cameron Bancroft has once again exited cheaply in the second Ashes Test at Lord's, putting more pressure on his place at the top of the order.
 Burns warns Aussies to expect pace barrage
Australia must expect a dose of their own medicine from England's quicks on day three of the second Ashes Test, battling opener Rory Burns has warned.
 Cummins' bumper barrage rattles England
Pat Cummins showed just why he is ranked as the No.1 bowler in Test cricket with a venomous spell that rattled England' batsmen at Lord's.
 Lyon equals Lillee mark of 355 Test scalps
Nathan Lyon has snared three wickets at Lord's to lift his career tally to 355 Test scalps, equalling the mark of legendary Australia fast bowler Dennis Lillee.
 Smith, Aussies scrap to be 4-80 at lunch
Australia have reached 4-80 at lunch on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, where Steve Smith showed great composure during a collapse of 3-11.
 Aussies wear baggy red caps for Strauss
Australia have taken to the field for the 2nd Test at Lord's wearing baggy red caps to mark the foundation set up by Andrew Strauss in memory of his wife Ruth.
 Hazlewood heaps more pressure on Roy
Josh Hazlewood has dismissed Jason Roy with his third ball at Lord's, showing why he claimed England's new opener may find the step up to Test cricket tough.
 Ferguson named Sydney Thunder BBL skipper
Heavy-hitter Callum Ferguson is the new captain of BBL franchise Sydney Thunder.
 Surgeon doubted Pattinson could return
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has revealed the world-renowned surgeon who operated on his back initially doubted he could ever play cricket again.