David Warner went from being embroiled in multiple controversies to orchestrating Australia's 5-0 Ashes win over England in what was an eventful period, both on and off the field, in 2013. The explosive left-hander credits his fianc
English media said Andy Flower was ready to quit unless he was given guarantees that Kevin Pietersen would not be selected. Flower has rubbished the reports.
David Warner - the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded Ashes - has fallen in love. Such is the passion that he wasted no time to take the urn to bed, much to the displeasure of English media.
The players were introduced on stage alongside Prime Minster Tony Abbott, minus veteran opener Chris Rogers, who turned up late after his alarm failed to go off.
Pietersen's future has been under the spotlight during England's recent 5-0 Ashes series thrashing in Australia, with the 33-year-old managing only 294 runs in the five tests at an average of under 30.
England legend Geoffrey Boycott says England batsmen forgot the principles of Test match batting and they batted like one-day clowns.
Shane Watson says playing international cricket has become fun again since Darren Lehmann took over as Australia coach earlier this year.
Monty Panesar bowled nine maidens in the recently concluded Ashes series. Clearly, he wasn't satisfied.
The annihilation of England has left an Australian team that were in the doldrums only six months ago feeling on top of the world.
Flower said he would not identify individual players facing the chop, with reports that high-profile batsman Kevin Pietersen, one of the big English failures in the series, was under pressure.
Australia humbled England to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash when they beat the Three Lions by 281 runs in the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
The free, public event will take place on the Northern Boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House where the team will be presented with the Waterford Crystal Ashes Trophy, a large replica of the original Ashes urn, ahead of signing autographs and distributing giveaways for those in attendance.
The England team collapsed like a pack of cards in the final Test. Their 281-run defeat sent waves of joy Down Under as the hosts completed a rare and stunning Ashes whitewash.
The prime minister said the "stunning victory" was a commendable comeback. After England won 3-0 to secure the urn for a third consecutive series in Britain last year, Australia has answered four months later with the most emphatic turnaround under the leadership of Clarke and coach Darren Lehmann.
Geoffrey Boycott said the whitewash was more embarrassing than the one suffered back in 2006-07.
The crushing defeat at the SCG -- with more than two days to spare after winning the toss and sending Australia in to bat -- is expected to have major ramifications for English cricket just months after they beat Australia 3-0 in England.
England became the first team to lose five series by 5-0 margin. Apart from three thrashings at the hands of Australia, they lost twice to West Indies (1984 & 1985-86)
Australia climbed above England and Pakistan from fifth to third on the International Cricket Council world rankings, behind South Africa and India, after a 281-run trouncing of England to sweep the Ashes series in Sydney.