Ricky Ponting has stepped down from the Australian captaincy and immediately trained his sights on reclaiming the Ashes on English soil in two years' time.
The feelgood factor in the England team following their Ashes triumph has immediately rubbed off on the new arrivals for the forthcoming one-day series against Australia, according to spinner Michael Yardy.
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Tim Paine will lead a youthful Prime Minister's XI team against England today that serves to offer an early insight into the future of Australian cricket.
Paul Collingwood is confident England will not suffer an Ashes hangover during the upcoming limited over series against Australia - because they have a World Cup to prepare for.
THE last England captain to win the Ashes in Australia, Mike Gatting, said the mouthwatering prospect of Sri Lankan and Indian tours to England this summer will provide the benchmark to England's progress so far.
Cricket Australia have been accused of "an appalling lack of awareness" by the country's media who have demanded reform following their Ashes hammering by England.
A SERIES between the third and fifth-ranked teams wouldn't ordinarily generate much buzz about the winning side's potential to become the world's premier Test cricket team.
Iain Fletcher reflects on England's Ashes glory and the contributions of Cook and Anderson
HOURS after the champagne corks had popped and the victory speeches were exhausted, England's cricketers sat in a contented huddle in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground and drank in the history.
ANDREW Strauss can at last allow himself and his fellow 2010/11 Ashes winners to celebrate their historic achievement.
PAUL Collingwood says that England's imminent series-clinching victory over Australia is "a near-perfect way to go" after announcing his retirement from Test cricket.
England may have broken a 24-year duck by beating Australia in their own back yard this winter but retiring batsman Paul Collingwood said celebrating with the Barmy Army made the SCG feel just like home.
THE England cricket team has finally silenced Australian spin great Shane Warne in a way it never imagined. The fifth and final episode of Warne's cricket-themed variety show, Warnie, was due to air in Australia today, but the Nine Network announced yesterday that the episode has been shelved. And the network blames the England team.
STEVE Waugh has called on those in charge of Australian cricket to put their faith in young players if they are to revive their fortunes.
Alastair Cook and Ian Bell were both beset by moments of controversy on their way to the hundreds which put England within sight of Ashes history.
England were on the cusp of securing their first outright Ashes series win in Australia in 24 years after manoeuvring the hosts into a hopeless position on day four of the final Test.
Alastair Cook continues to prove what his England team-mates have long known about him - that he is an immensely talented Test batsman.
RICKY Ponting is to have surgery on the fractured finger he suffered during the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Tim Bresnan could afford a wide smile in the Sydney rain as he continued to make the most of his new home from home Down Under. He added two more big wickets on day one of the final Test to the five he took on his first Test of the tour in Melbourne last week, as England restricted Australia to 134 for four.