The Ashes 2013 News
- The Ashes: I have learnt the need to justify my potential, says David Warner
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
- Andy Flower slams reports of 'ultimatum' to ECB over Kevin Pietersen
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.
- Ashes: David Warner's bedroom 'threesome' irks British press
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.
- Thousands greet Australia's Ashes heroes at Sydney Opera House
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.
- Kevin Pietersen rules out retirement, vows to regain Ashes
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.
- The Ashes: Geoffrey Boycott slams England 'clowns'
England legend Geoffrey Boycott says England batsmen forgot the principles of Test match batting and they batted like one-day clowns.
- The Ashes: Darren Lehmann changed the Australian mindset, says Shane Watson
Shane Watson says playing international cricket has become fun again since Darren Lehmann took over as Australia coach earlier this year.
- Monty Panesar invited American blonde soon after Ashes whitewash: Report
Monty Panesar bowled nine maidens in the recently concluded Ashes series. Clearly, he wasn't satisfied.
- The Ashes: Australian media hail Michael Clarke's 'unchangeables'
The annihilation of England has left an Australian team that were in the doldrums only six months ago feeling on top of the world.
- The Ashes: More pain to come for shattered England, warns coach Andy Flower
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.
- The Ashes: Australia first to record 300 Test tons against any team
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.
- Cricket Australia to felicitate team for Ashes win
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.
- Ashes: Australian press, fans hail cricket team's bravado
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.
- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott congratulates team for Ashes clean sweep
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.
- The Ashes: Alastair Cook says every English player let themselves down
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.
- Ashes: England become first team to lose by a 5-0 margin five times
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 ready for South Africa challenge, says Michael Clarke
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.
- The Ashes: Michael Clarke ranks Mitchell Johnson among Aussie pace legends
Michael Clarke says 32-year-old Mitchell Johnson's sustained aggressive bowling throughout the series was an amazing achievement that reminded him of greats like Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee.