Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and chose to bat in the fourth Ashes Test against England at Old Trafford.
Australia captain Tim Paine admits he has “lost a bit of sleep” pondering what to do about England’s hero of Headingley, Ben Stokes.
Australia captain Tim Paine has hit back at Jofra Archer’s suggestion that Australia “panicked” during their dramatic defeat to England in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
Steve Smith was out for 23 on his return with the bat as Australia made hay in their tour match at Derbyshire.
Mitchell Starc enhanced his prospects of selection for the fourth Ashes Test with three wickets in an over on the opening day of Australia’s tour match at Derbyshire.
Australia have left pace bowler James Pattinson out of their 12-man squad for the second Ashes Test against England, with Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood vying for recalls.
The 2019 Ashes begins at Edgbaston on Thursday, with England looking to regain the urn after a 4-0 defeat Down Under last time out.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has put the pressure on England, claiming “it’s their World Cup to lose” ahead of a monumental semi-final showdown at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Australia became the first team to guarantee a place in the knockout phase of the World Cup, damaging England’s prospects in the process with a 64-run win at Lord’s.
England’s faltering World Cup campaign veered further off track as old rivals Australia booked their place in the semi-finals with a 64-run victory at Lord’s.