Ashes allrounder a requirement - Clarke
According to former Captain Michael Clarke it will be beneficial to have a No. 6 Ashes allrounder in the team to take some of the heat off their main bowling attack.
 Mitch Marsh returns to bowling after surgery
WA skipper Mitch Marsh will return to competitive bowling after nine months since undergoing shoulder reconstruction in a bid to reignite his stalled Test career.
 Paine wants to re-write hard luck story
Tim Paine says he doesn't want to be remembered as a selection surprise or for the pins in his finger, vowing to remain as Australian wicketkeeper.
 Johnson tales fire up Aussies for Ashes
Australia have put England on notice to expect some heat in the Ashes opener, with the hosts fired up after hearing tales of Mitchell Johnson's 2013-14 magic.
 2017-18 ASHES SERIES - 1st TEST @ The Gabba
It might be too much to ask for anything like the 2005 Ashes series.
 Mitch Marsh ready to return to bowling
WA skipper Mitch Marsh says it has been a frustrating nine months not being able to bowl, but he has used the time to improve his batting.
 Ashes allrounder worth the risk: Clarke
Michael Clarke says he would have taken an Ashes selection punt on an allrounder at No.6 for Australia to take some heat off their bowling stocks.
 Cummins finally ready for first home Test
After six long years, Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has finally come to grips with the prospect of playing a Test at home.
 Cricket the first sport at new WA stadium
The new Optus Stadium in Perth will host the one-day international cricket match between Australia and England in late January.
 Penpix of England's Ashes Test team
A look at England's squad ahead of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane starting Thursday.
 Penpix of Australia's Ashes Test team
A look at Australia's team ahead of the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane starting Thursday.
 SA uncertain on Sayers for Shield game
South Australia have yet to be told if Chadd Sayers will be released from Australia's Ashes squad in time for the Sheffield Shield game against Tasmania.
 Boof, Sutherland both proud cricket dads
James Sutherland and Darren Lehmann are two of the most powerful men in Australian cricket - and they both have children who are very talented at the sport.
 Cummins' path of pain to first home Test
Pat Cummins is set to finally put six summers of injuries and rehabilitation behind him when he plays in his first home Test against England at the Gabba.
 England face tough Ashes calls: Bairstow
Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow claims England face a selection dilemma ahead of this week's Ashes opener with a full-strength squad to choose from.
 Part-timers in Australia's Ashes XI
Steve Smith is the obvious fifth bowling option in an Australian XI lacking an allrounder.
 Reluctant Smith to bowl in Ashes: Lehmann
Skipper Steve Smith has focused on his batting since returning to the Test XI in 2013 but his reluctance to bowl may need to change during the Ashes.
 Mum's mid-air nightmare for Sangha century
Teenager Jason Sangha broke records with his incredible century against England while his mum spent three hours in the air agonising over the nervous nineties.
 Aussies collapse in women's Ashes T20 loss
Australia's batting line-up crumbled in pursuit of a modest target to lose the second women's Ashes Twenty20 clash to England by 40 runs in Canberra.
 Lehmann not bothered by Stokes Ashes saga
Australia coach Darren Lehmann has planned for the prospect of England's Ben Stokes featuring in the Ashes but he is no clearer about whether it will happen.