Joe Root was delighted to end English cricket’s golden summer on a high after drawing the Ashes but will not rest until the urn is back on home soil.
Australia captain Tim Paine denied his side had let the verbal warfare go too far as England laid the foundations for an Ashes-levelling victory in the final Test.
Joe Root has just become the first England captain to surrender the Ashes urn on home soil in 18 years but remains convinced he is the right man to lead the Test side.
Steve Smith feels he is in the form of his life after playing a starring role in Australia’s Ashes success in England.
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.
Australia captain Tim Paine believes Nathan Lyon is “a huge weapon” against Ben Stokes, whose back-to-back centuries have turned the tide of the Ashes series.
Tim Paine is adamant Australia will quickly draw a line under their stunning defeat to a Ben Stokes-inspired England as he quickly shifted his focus towards next week’s fourth Ashes Test.
Australia captain Tim Paine was able to put his emotions to one side and recognise “an amazing game of cricket” after Ben Stokes’ brilliant century led England to an incredible Ashes victory at Headingley.
Ben Stokes was left struggling to take it all in after his incredible unbeaten 135 carried England to a most remarkable one-wicket victory over Australia to level the Ashes at 1-1.