Northants and England all-rounder David Willey has been ruled out until the end of July with an ankle ligament injury.
Steve Smith is not bothered about England's Stuart Broad questioning his spot as No 3 in Australia's batting line-up.
Hampshire all-rounder Sean Ervine has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks after undergoing surgery on his injured finger.
Six of England's brightest emerging talents have been shortlisted for the LV=Breakthrough Player award.
Updates from around the grounds in the County Championship.
Mitchell Starc expects Trevor Bayliss to make a big impact as England coach although he is unsure how his style will play out in a new environment.
Alastair Cook believes England and Australia have a "responsibility to the game" to behave during the Investec Ashes series.
Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan rewrote the record books with an unbeaten 366-run stand for Yorkshire against Durham.
Zafar Ansari and Tom Curran produced career-best stats as promotion-chasing Surrey thrashed Gloucestershire at The Oval.
Australia and New Zealand will make history later this year when they contest a first day/night Test in Adelaide.
Jason Gillespie insists he was simply giving an honest answer when he highlighted the ages of several players in Australia's squad.
Glenn McGrath is predicting a record-breaking Ashes result for Australia this summer.
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was pleased with his form in the opening Ashes warm-up match against Kent.
Australian captain Michael Clarke says public anticipation around the Ashes series means it needs no build up from players.
Sir Ian Botham thinks England's bowlers can fire them to an Ashes win, predicting a result in every Test.
Updates from six County Championship games across Division One and Two.
Ajinkya Rahane will captain a mainly second-string India squad on their limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe next month.
Sri Lanka needed less than 30 overs to wrap up a seven-wicket victory in the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo.
Jonny Bairstow and Tim Bresnan rescued champions Yorkshire in their crunch Division One clash with Durham at Chester-le-Street.
Ben Foakes and Tom Curran shared the honours as Surrey assumed total control of their clash with Gloucestershire.