A return to 50-over strengths after T20 troubles
The 50-over format has become England's calling card while New Zealand have a strong record at home but a slow pitch in Hamilton may challenge aggressive batting
Williamson confident of no T20 hangover
Until the second T20I against Pakistan at Eden Park, New Zealand's summer had gone without a blemish but since then they have won once in seven outings
CPL offers Hales and Rashid first glimpse of white-ball freedom
The pair have put themselves forward for next week's Caribbean Premier League draft
'My heart isn't in red-ball cricket' - Rashid
Spinner says he has lost the "buzz" when it comes to playing Championship cricket, after accepting a white-ball-only contract
Is Bayliss right about international T20?
Mark Butcher discusses whether T20Is have a place on the schedule and Trevor Bayliss' comments about England having a specialist coach
Bayliss willing to make way as T20 coach
England coach backs Paul Farbrace to take T20 reins in bid to manage international workload
Craig Overton called up to England ODI squad
Craig Overton has been drafted into England's one-day squad after Liam Plunkett was ruled out with a hamstring injury.
More questions than answers for England
England will turn their attention back to 50-over cricket after Eoin Morgan admitted they had 'no right to be in the final' of the T20 tri-series
England nick win but NZ move into final
There will be a Trans-Tasman rematch in the tri-series final at Eden Park after the home side did enough to stay ahead of England on net run rate
Cut T20Is to reduce schedule - Bayliss
Trevor Bayliss, England's head coach, has suggested getting rid of T20 internationals and leaving the format to the various leagues around the world
Stokes arrives in NZ ahead of England return
Ben Stokes has finally linked up with his England team-mates after landing in New Zealand on Sunday
Stokes joins up with England squad.
England allrounder Ben Stokes has arrived in New Zealand to join the ODI squad as he awaits trial on affray charges in the UK
Plunkett ruled out of New Zealand tour
Plunkett made his return against New Zealand in Wellington earlier this week but aggravated the problem he first suffered in the ODI in Sydney last month
Short, Warner pull off world-record T20 chase
Eden Park was transformed into a T20 batting paradise as Australia pulled off a world-record run chase in Auckland, reducing Martin Guptill's 49-ball hundred to a footnote
Stats - Australia, NZ smash 32 sixes to equal record
New Zealand's best batting effort in T20Is, Guptill ascends a new peak, and other highlights from a record-breaking night in Auckland
Bayliss not rushing Stokes back into action
Despite landing in New Zealand before some 50-over team-mates, Stokes won't feature in the remaining T20s and is unlikely for the opening ODI too.
Stokes pleads not guilty to affray.
Williamson stars as New Zealand find lift-off
The New Zealand captain top scores to help his side to a victory which puts the final in sight, and leaves England needing a favour from Australia
Curran five-for seals thrilling England victory
A shattering spell of reverse swing by Tom Curran foiled Australia's chase of a modest total as England took the one-day series 4-1
'You want to perform in the big moments' - Curran
England's matchwinner said it was frustrating to be on the sidelines earlier in the series but that it motivated him to take each chance that came his way
Smith, Warner at heart of Australia ODI woes
Australia are set to take a long, hard look at their one-day set-up after the series defeat to England showed how far they have to go ahead of the World Cup
Head 96, Cummins four-for sets up consolation win
Travis Head fell short of a hundred but his efforts helped guide Australia to a first victory since September after Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins had filleted England's top order
'England are tottering like aunty on the gin'
England slumped to an abject 8 for 5 after being asked to bat first at Adelaide. Here's how the carnage unfolded
Buttler's barnstorming ton secures series win
Jos Buttler's stunning century and a composed all-round effort with the ball helped England clinch the ODI series with two matches to play
Smith calls for end of 'soft signal' rulings
Though he had calmed down somewhat after the match, Steven Smith was far from impressed when given out caught behind at a vital phase of Australia's innings
England dig deep in their 'best' performance under Morgan
Inspiration with the bat came from Jos Buttler, then England managed to overcome the loss of Liam Plunkett with the ball
Why Steven Smith wasn't given the benefit of doubt in Sydney
Technology, despite all its advantages, can't provide the three-dimensional view that umpires have
Morgan pulls strings to tie down Australia
Eoin Morgan's plans at the Gabba, backed to perfection by the England bowlers, saw Australia outsmarted on a ground that so often suits them
Root and Woakes carry England to 2-0 lead
England's spinners - including Joe Root - played a starring role to help set-up victory before half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales launched the chase
'Off-guard' Australia spurred by MCG - Warner
David Warner also echoed the comments of captain Steven Smith who said England were setting the style to follow in one-day cricket although Jonny Bairstow added it was easier said than done to copy
Format switch helps revive Moeen
After losing confidence during the Ashes, Moeen Ali has found some release with England's return to their freewheeling one-day cricket
England set new ODI batting bar - Smith
The Australia captain believes his team needs to learn from the way Eoin Morgan's men bat without fear
Roy's magnificent 180 puts England 1-0 up
Jason Roy made the highest ODI score by an England batsman as the tourists put the Ashes behind them in a five-wicket win
Rampant Roy rewrites England record-books
Stats highlights from England's record run-chase at the MCG, including a glut of records for Jason Roy
Morgan, Moeen find form in warm-up canter
England enjoyed a good all-round workout in their preparation for the ODI series with Australia, easing to a five-wicket win with almost ten overs to spare against a Cricket Australia XI
Brettig: Selectors' googlies leave many stumped
The recent recalls for Tim Paine and Cameron White - based on a combination of pragmatism and mysticism - have blindsided plenty in Australian cricket
White recalled to stabilise Australia middle order
The former national T20 captain is set for his first ODI appearance in nearly three years, when the England series kicks off
Why we need tough first-class matches before and during the Ashes
England were not ready for five Tests in six and a half weeks, nor for the Kookaburra ball, the pitches, Australia's aggression, or their tactics
Strauss to consider £3 million 'spin fund'
New measures to identify and nurture spin-bowling talent proposed by John Emburey, after failure to compete in Ashes
Root in IPL dilemma after declining T20 down-time
Test captain turned down Trevor Bayliss' offer of rest and could put name forward for IPL auction on January 27-28
England's torrid history with legspin.
Chris Schofield played just two Tests, Scott Borthwick played just one Test, while Adil Rashid was dropped after 10 Tests. Can Mason Crane revive English legspin?
Kimber: The futile finale of a drained Joe Root
Joe Root started the Ashes with boyish optimism but finished it asleep in the dressing-room, ill and exhausted
Rampant Australia seal 4-0 with Root crocked
Australia finished the Ashes in the most comprehensive manner left open to them after thrashing England by an innings and 123 runs in the final Test at the SCG
Dobell: Tea and sympathy won't suffice this time
Stoicism is an admirable trait that serves the country well, but there's no point in pretending that a 4-0 Ashes drubbing was closer than the scoreline implies
England don't need 'big upheaval' - Anderson
England's vice-captain said it "doesn't feel like a completely disastrous series" but conceded the team had not responded well in pressure situations
#PoliteEnquiries: Any England players in a combined Ashes XI?
George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions for the final time in a one-sided Ashes series
Brettig: Ashes event now transcends the cricket
This was the second-highest attended Ashes of all time, viewing figures have been strong and Steven Smith has moved towards greatness. But much of the action was far from memorable
Lyon's run-out at the Gabba changed series - Smith.
Australia captain reflects on his side's 4-0 Ashes victory over England after the final Test at the SCG
Australia's bowling quartet dominate
Stats highlights from the last day's play of the 2017-18 Ashes, as Australia wrapped up an emphatic 4-0 win
Vince handed chance to restate credentials
Stokes once again selected, subject to police investigation, as Moeen and Bairstow are rested after Ashes
'We'll look back on this and cherish it.'
Brothers Mitchell and Shaun Marsh reflect on a landmark day as both made centuries in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Brother in arms leaves Mitchell Marsh in dire straits
A moment of brotherly love nearly went awry for Mitchell and Shaun Marsh on the fourth afternoon at Sydney
Rogers: It's an incredible achievement for the Marshes.
Chris Rogers says the outstanding centuries of brothers Mitchell and Shaun Marsh are enough to cement their places in the Australia squad.
Farbrace calls for honesty as England are 'exposed'
Assistant coach questions character and skill of squad, and warns that preparations for 2021-22 Ashes must start now
#PoliteEnquiries: Do England deserve three-Test series?
George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Brettig: Lyon's share recalls Warne impact
Expectation rises whenever Nathan Lyon takes the ball, and England have largely been worried out of attacking him
Brettig: Khawaja's Ashes hype grows into substance
Seven years on from an oddly overblown debut innings, Usman Khawaja finally attained Ashes fulfilment at the ground where it all began
'I'm either lazy or elegant' - Khawaja.
Usman Khawaja says he's used to criticism over his performances after silencing doubters with a score of 171 against England in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
#PoliteEnquiries: Will Crane play more Tests than Scott Borthwick?
Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell answer your questions on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Dobell: The toast is aflame but butter won't melt for England
England, in training, in batting, in self-appraisals, are beginning to sound just a little bit soft
Kimber: Crane's exoticism atones for lack of impact
Mason Crane was a source of endless fascination in spite of a tough first outing in Test cricket, but he bore the attention well
Kimber: Pretty starts and brainfarts
The beauty of James Vince's batting masks a consistent failure to convert starts into finishes, a flaw that would not be tolerated in a less attractive player
Brettig: Australia reminded of Starc reality
Australia are not the same team without a 100% fit Mitchell Starc - and that includes when Starc is actually playing
#PoliteEnquiries: Isn't it time Cook was dropped?
George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions following the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
Zaltzman: England never lose eight away Tests on the trot
This is the definitive review of the MCG Test
MCG pitch can't afford another poor rating - Smith.
Australia captain Steven Smith reflects on what the MCG might do following their sanction after the drawn fourth Test
MCG pitch rated poor by ICC
The surface - on which only 24 wickets fell during the Boxing Day Ashes Test - was heavily criticised for its lifelessness
Maxwell dropped; Lynn and Paine recalled
The West Australian pair of Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye have also found a place in Australia's squad for the five ODIs against England that follow the fifth Ashes Test
We want more consistency from Maxwell - Smith.
The Australia captain explains why Glenn Maxwell was dropped from the ODI squad to face England in five matches following the Ashes
'Never had ambitions to play for England' - Smith
At 18, Steven Smith was offered a contract from Surrey that "sounded like quite a fair amount of money" but he turned it down to pursue his career with Australia
Brettig: Australia lose moral high ground on pitches
The ICC's 'poor' rating for the MCG strip is a warning sign that the surfaces at Australia's major Test centres are no longer what they used to be
Starc gets SCG wish but ODI rest looms
Mitchell Starc has been passed fit for the SCG Test but Australia are mindful of the need to keep the left-arm quick fit for the South Africa tour
Captaincy in Australia? Bring it on again, says Root
Tired, drawn and stung by defeat, Joe Root is adamant he would love another crack at the England captaincy in Australia in four years' time
Dobell: Last chance for Vince, Stoneman to impress
With the selectors looking to blood younger players, there is pressure on the two batsmen to step up in Sydney
Mitchell Marsh puts country before IPL
The allrounder has chosen to strive for greater effectiveness as a Test batsman by linking up with the former Australia batting coach Michael Di Venuto at Surrey
Stokes withdrawn from England's ODI squad
Though the ECB had picked the allrounder in the squad, the board had said the selection was dependent on the conclusion of the police investigation into the incident outside a club in Bristol
Anderson makes plea for 'big hundreds'
James Anderson has said England need to score more runs and that discovering a "90mph bowler" could help them win the next Ashes series in Australia
New year, new Ashton Agar
Four years after a meteoric rise and fall, the young left-arm spinner has gathered experience on bowling, international cricket, and life
Is Steven Smith one of the best of all time?
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss Steven Smith's latest Ashes performance and whether or not he can be called one of the all-time greats
Kimber: Warner tames the beast within (almost)
There was little in David Warner's career history to suggest he could bat Australia to a draw on a slow pitch - but he has long proved he is more than a six-hitting circus act
#PoliteEnquiries: Would Starc have woken up this pitch?
Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell chew over the events of the final day of the fourth Test in Melbourne
MCG drop-ins under review after bore draw
Both Joe Root and Steven Smith were critical of the pitch which did not offer bowlers anything over five days
'It's a shame it's taken until now' - Root
There was no victory for England, but Joe Root could at least take consolation from a side that had finally competed with Australia
The Ashes is sinking into the mire of its own hogwash
George Dobell observes a ball tampering beat-up at the MCG and not for the first time in this Ashes series doesn't like what he sees
Bayliss bemused by ball-tampering accusations
England were forced to defend themselves after it was claimed television footage showed James Anderson digging his fingernail into the ball
Rogers: Bancroft, Khawaja need a score.
Former Australian batsman Chris Rogers suggests Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja deserve another chance to stake their claim in Sydney
Brettig: Pitch saps Australia's will to win
Darren Lehmann had few thoughts of an Australian victory at the start of the day and a sluggish MCG pitch did nothing to challenge that view
Smith caps epic 2017 with hundred to deny England
England's hopes of a consolation victory in Melbourne disappeared with another Steven Smith century
Nannes: Cook return to form a positive for England.
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss what positives England and Australia can take away from Melbourne going into the fifth Test in Sydney
Dobell: Cook shows appetite of old
Alastair Cook gobbled up several more records during one of his most memorable Test knocks - suggesting there could still be plenty more to come
Cook's double delight puts him in elite company
Stats highlights from an eventful third day at Melbourne, where Alastair Cook recorded his second double-century in Australia
Dobell: Cook can now determine his own future
With his MCG hundred, Alastair Cook emerged from a troubled phase of his career to reassert the qualities that have served England well for so long
Broad rediscovers his competitive edge
Stuart Broad believes a more attacking mindset was key to his much-improved performance at the MCG
Kimber: Shaun Marsh stands up
It may not be enough for Australia at the MCG but, in a team beset by batting problems, Shaun Marsh has played a key role in regaining the Ashes
Australia blunted on day of toil
With Mitchell Starc missing and Pat Cummins unwell, Australia's attack struggled to make an impact having failed to add customary lower-order runs
#PoliteEnquiries: Is David Warner the ultimate flat-track bully?
Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell are reunited on the first day at the MCG to answer your Twitter questions
Dobell: Moeen's Ashes ills low point of sickly day
Moeen Ali has had an unhappy tour and his struggles continued as England tried to adapt to an attritional Melbourne pitch
Curran reveals truth of no-ball agony
Tom Curran missed out on the wicket of David Warner, on 99 at the time, because of a no-ball - but it was down to over-ambition rather than carelessness
How do England stop Smith going big again?
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes look ahead to day two at the MCG, with Steve Smith threatening to hit another big score
Smith and Warner transcend the sluggish G
Steven Smith continued the form of his life, as David Warner produced his best innings of the summer. It was a daunting combination for England
Injury may force me to play less wristy shots - Smith.
Australia captain Steven Smith talks about his sore hand on the eve of the fourth Ashes Test that kicks off on Boxing Day
Sore hand forces Smith to make technical tweak
Australia captain Steven Smith admitted that he may have to use more of his top hand and be slightly less wristy after copping a freakish blow to his hand at training
Warner yearns to break free of shackles
The aggressive Australia opener has not been as much of a pivotal influence as he would have liked in the series but aims to back his game and correct the trend