• Root can con to create confidence: Vaughan

    Root can con to create confidence: Vaughan0

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan senses Joe Root may need to “lie” and “con” his teammates in an effort to create the confidence they’ll need to retain the Ashes. England will start the five-Test series as underdogs, especially if star allrounder Ben Stokes is sidelined as expected. Vaughan led England to their Ashes triumph in

  • Frustrated Khawaja questions selection policy

    Frustrated Khawaja questions selection policy0

    Usman Khawaja has taken a swipe at the Australian selectors after being dropped for Test matches this year in India and Bangladesh, saying chopping and changing created instability in the team. Khawaja, 30, passed 50 in six consecutive Tests during the 2016-2017 home summer, but was largely overlooked for the tours of the subcontinent, said

  • I certainly don’t condone Stokes’ behaviour: Smith

    I certainly don’t condone Stokes’ behaviour: Smith0

     Australia skipper Steve Smith has refused to celebrate the likely absence of start England all-rounder Ben Stokes from the Ashesseries. Stokes was withdrawn from the Ashes squad in the wake of pending investigation into his alleged street brawl in Bristol last month. The Test vice-captain was named in the England’s original Ashes squad, despite injuring his hand in the incident that led to his arrest in Bristol on suspicion of