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Ashes 2015: England look to seal Ashes, Australia aim for comeback
Ashes 2015: England look to seal Ashes, Australia aim for comeback

England will be without James Anderson Nottingham, Aug 5 (IANS) England are aware that another commendable all-round display will be enough for them to win the Ashes series, but know fully well that opponents Australia will not easily yield in the fourth Test starting here on Thursday. England currently lead the five-Test match series 2-1 after a superb all-round effort at Edgbaston cricket ground enabled them to win the third match by eigh

Aug 5 2015
James Anderson's loss is a big plus for Australia: Ryan Harris
James Anderson's loss is a big plus for Australia: Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris retired from cricket after picking up an injury ahead of the Ashes  Nottingham, Aug 4  Former pacer Ryan Harris believes the absence of England speedster James Anderson will be a huge advantage for the visiting Australian team as the hosts look to regain the Ashes in the fourth Test in Nottingham, starting on Thursday. The former Aussie quick said Australia's batsmen can take full advantage of the English pacer'

Aug 5 2015
Australia's batting fragile: Kevin Pietersen
Australia's batting fragile: Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen  London, Aug 4 (IANS) Ex-England captain Kevin Pietersen called the Australian batting order fragile, adding that the absence of English pacer James Anderson will give the visitors an edge over the hosts in the fourth Test. England are 2-1 up with two Tests remaining in the series. The hosts will look to regain the Ashes in the Nottingham Test, starting on Thursday. "The one good thing for Australia is the absenc

Aug 4 2015
Ashes 2015: No safe house for England in James Anderson's absence
Ashes 2015: No safe house for England in James Anderson's absence

Will Australia gain from Anderson’s pain? The irony of life is uncanny. A move away from dismantling Australia’s king, Alastair Cook lost his most precious pawn. Imagine Cook’s plight, when his men take the field at Nottingham, to try and safeguard a hard-earned two-one lead, without their guardian angel -- James Anderson. Anderson who set up the win at Edgbaston with a hypnotising exhibition of swing and seam bowling. An

Aug 4 2015
James Anderson hopes to return for the fifth Ashes Test
James Anderson hopes to return for the fifth Ashes Test

James Anderson ruled out of Test at Trent Bridge England pacer James Anderson was ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge because of the injury he sustained in the Edgbaston Test on the second day. He is hopeful to be fit for Test at the Oval scheduled to start on August 20th. Anderson was injured in Australia's second innings when he felt some pain on the left side and had to leave the field. The England

Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt included in England squad for the 4th Ashes Test
Liam Plunkett and Mark Footitt included in England squad for the 4th Ashes Test

Plunkett picked up four wickets & scored a half-century in his last  Test for England against India at Lord’s in 2014   Liam Plunkett and uncapped left-arm fast bowler Mark Footitt have been included in the 14-man squad announced by the England selectors for the 4th Ashes Test. With James Anderson ruled out of the match beginning on Thursday at Trent Bridge, the hosts have decided to bolster their pace bat

Aug 1 2015
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket
Dale Steyn - The greatest fast bowler to have played Test cricket

Dale Steyn congratulated by his teammates after claiming his 400th Test wicket Mitchell Johnson blew away the English batting line-up with his pace at Lord’s to hand England a hiding. James Anderson responded for England, making the Australians dance to his tune at Edgbaston. Both of them, at different times, have been contenders for the title of “the best pace bowler of this generation”. In fact, many Australian

Aug 1 2015
Who is England's best option to replace James Anderson for the 4th Ashes Test?
Who is England's best option to replace James Anderson for the 4th Ashes Test?

James Anderson leaves the ground after suffering an injury while bowling during day two of the 3rd Test England wasted little time in righting the wrongs of Lord’s, bulldozing Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-1 series lead, putting themselves within touching distance of reclaiming the urn. The eight-wicket victory was the result of a perfect performance, aided greatly by the six-wicket hauls of James And

Aug 1 2015
5 talking points from the 3rd Ashes Test
5 talking points from the 3rd Ashes Test

This Ashes series has been swinging from one end to the other like a pendulum. England won one, when no one gave them a chance and won it well. Australia then pulled one back and thumped England when the momentum was going the other way. England then came back from looking down and out and losing by more than 400 runs to beat Australia again. Such have been the times that if you are an English fan, you will dread the fourth Test, because th

Jul 31 2015
Dale Steyn and James Anderson - The greatest contemporary fast bowlers
Dale Steyn and James Anderson - The greatest contemporary fast bowlers

Steyn took his 400th Test wicket a few days after Anderson  What is greatness if it can’t be proven by stats? True, stats can’t turn mediocrity into greatness but anyone who wants to stake a claim on a slot in the Hall of Fame, needs to rack up the numbers, especially in cricket, where every day, some player in some corner of the world is registering a significant milestone. Dale Steyn took his 400th wicket against Ba

Jul 31 2015
Ashes 2015: Big blow to England as Anderson has been ruled out of the 3rd and 4th Test
Ashes 2015: Big blow to England as Anderson has been ruled out of the 3rd and 4th Test

Big blow for England as Anderson has been ruled England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the rest of the Edgbaston Test and will be unavailable for the next Test at Trent Bridge as well because of a side strain injury. Anderson will be unavailable for the 4th Investec #Ashes Test at Trent Bridge pic.twitter.com/0JGjiTdD0P — England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 31, 2015 His availability for the final Test at The Oval

Jul 31 2015
Comic: James Anderson makes the ball talk, literally!
Comic: James Anderson makes the ball talk, literally!

Anderson himself gifts England something special  

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Interesting facts and numbers from Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test
Stats: Interesting facts and numbers from Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test

Australia were bowled out for 136 in the first innings The third Test of the Investec Ashes series between hosts England and Australia started today at Edgbaston. England won the first Test comfortably at Cardiff before Australia bounced back by winning the Lords Test by mammoth 405 runs. Well, it was England’s turn to shine in the 3rd Test and they have started it well. Michael Clarke won the toss and surprisingly chose to bat on th

Jul 30 2015
Ashes 2015, 3rd Test: Anderson rips through Australia in the first innings
Ashes 2015, 3rd Test: Anderson rips through Australia in the first innings

Anderson leads the team to dressing room after demolishing Australia’s batting line-up England used home conditions to their advantage today as they restricted Australia to 136 in first innings. The home team's bowlers exposed Australia's vulnerability, especially James Anderson who picked 6 wickets today. Michael Clarke's decision to bat after winning the toss in the cloudy weather condition at the Edgbaston proved costl

Jul 29 2015
Spotlight back on England as Australia look to surge ahead
Spotlight back on England as Australia look to surge ahead

Rogers is expected to play The 2015 edition of the Ashes returns to Edgbaston in Birmingham, which was the venue of the fabled “Greatest Test Ever”, in 2005, which England won in thrilling fashion by just two runs, and also the equally celebrated 1981 Test, in which Ian Botham inspired England to victory. Edgbaston last hosted an Ashes Test in 2009 - the game was heavily curtailed by rain and ended in a damp draw. The series sta

Jul 28 2015
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