Andrew Strauss praised the efforts of his bowlers after making an unbeaten 120 to guide England to victory against Western Australia in Perth.
Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke believes Australia will go from strength to strength this winter after their first win since July against Sri Lanka in Brisbane.
Former England Chief Selector David Graveney says England must keep the low on confidence Australia side on the ropes during the forthcoming Ashes series.
The two Ashes protagonists enjoyed a contrasting day as Australia’s losing run extended to seven games and England began their warm-up matches with a game against state side Western Australia.
Despite enjoying an excellent start to his Test career, Angus Fraser says England bowler Steven Finn will have to step-up another level in the forthcoming Ashes series.
Former New Zealand seamer Iain O’Brien believes Australia’s superior bowling attack will lead them to an Ashes victory Down Under this winter.
Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga starred for Sri Lanka in a thrilling one-wicket One Day International victory against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Makhaya Ntini, one of only ten oversees players to have taken ten wickets in a Test match at Lord’s, has retired from international cricket.
Eoin Morgan believes he can force his way into the England starting XI for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
Australia’s dismal pre-Ashes form continued as they lost a one-off Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Perth - by seven wickets.
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