England skipper Alastair Cook cannot wait to start the Ashes and says the players can benefit from being "free-spirited".
In his first exclusive column for Sky Sports, Joe Root discusses the immensity of the Ashes, sledging and David Warner.
With the first Investec Test all but here, Sky Sports' cricket experts make their series predictions...
Updates from Cardiff where we are live ahead of the first Ashes Test of the summer, with both captains' press conferences.
Michael Clarke insists the best team will prevail in what he expects to be a “really close” Ashes series with England.
Build-up to the first Ashes Test in Cardiff, including England and Australia's press conferences
One day ahead of the first Investec Test, England captain Alastair Cook picks his favourite Ashes anecdote.
Younis Khan's 171 helped Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the final Test and win the three-match series 2-1.
Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has warned England he is in the form of his life ahead of the Investec Ashes Series.
England legend Sir Ian Botham has given a stirring speech to the team ahead of the first Investec Ashes Test against Australia.
Sri Lanka have dropped Test spinners Rangana Herath and Tharindu Kaushal from their ODI squad.
Glamorgan’s veteran spinner Dean Cosker will be England’s 12th man for the first two days of the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff, which starts on Wednesday.
Kevin Pietersen has backed Australia's strike bowlers to deliver Ashes victory in England this summer.
Leicestershire are staring down the barrel of defeat at Grace Road after being reduced to 110-9 by Kent on day two.
A devastating spell from Ryan Sidebottom has put Yorkshire in total control of their clash with Warwickshire.
Nasser Hussain dishes the dirt on his fellow Sky Sports Cricket pundits.
Adam Voges says he owes a debt of thanks to English cricket for his belated elevation to Test cricket.
Scotland warmed up for the World Twenty20 qualifiers with a six-wicket victory over Namibia on Monday.
Sir Ian Botham and Glenn McGrath have picked a combined Ashes XI, but how many Englishmen made the cut?
James Anderson is relishing being part of England's Test squad after missing out on the ODI series against New Zealand.