Ryan Harris's chances of featuring in the first two Tests of the Ashes series have nosedived after he was scratched from the Australians' final pre-series hit-out against Essex with knee soreness.
Chris Barrett They were among the defining images of Australia's Ashes whitewash two summers ago: Mitchell Johnson steaming in and England tail-enders ducking for cover.
Chris Barrett England are claiming inspiration from their free-swinging performance in their post-World Cup series against New Zealand but Brad Haddin and Shane Watson can't see what all the fuss is about.
Liam Mannix Australian cricketer Glenn Maxwell has taken a ripping one-handed boundary-line catch in a match in England – while holding an icecream with his other hand.
When does the first Test start?
Chris Barrett Australia's player of the World Cup might be the best bowler on the planet with the white ball and a rising star on the world stage with the red but he is no fan of the pink.
Chris Barrett The Australian all-rounder is grateful to have been permitted a steady-as-she-goes approach to bowling early in the Ashes tour and will resume that part of his game in Wednesday's tour match against Essex.
Jon Pierik Australia and New Zealand will contest the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide in November, despite the "uncertainty and apprehension" of the Black Caps players.
Chris Barrett The head coach says he has a rough idea of what the XI will be in Cardiff on Wednesday week and there were a few hints as Australia set off for Essex.