Steve Smith says there is no extra pressure on him to perform during the Investec Ashes series.
Michael Clarke believes Ryan Harris, who has retired due to injury, is "as good as anyone who has played for Australia".
Brendon McCullum was outgunned by Mark Cosgrove but Birmingham were still able to beat Leicestershire in the T20 Blast.
Australia took five wickets in 18 overs to beat Essex by 169 runs at Chelmsford in their second tour match.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis says his squad are 'fresh' for the build-up to the Twenty20 World Cup.
Nottinghamshire batsman Greg Smith has joined Leicestershire on a two match LV= County Championship loan.
Fifties for Safaraz Ahmed and Azhar Ali held Pakistan's first innings together as Sri Lanka edged day two in Pallekelle.
England bowler Stuart Broad has led the tributes to Australian seamer Ryan Harris, who has been forced to retire.
David Warner has spoken for the first time about the incident which saw him try to punch Joe Root two years ago.
Four days ahead of the first Investec Test, England captain Alastair Cook picks his top four Ashes innings.
Australian bowler Ryan Harris has retired from cricket with immediate effect and will be replaced in the Ashes squad by Pat Cummins.
Vinny Codrington has insisted the Chris Rogers controversy was not a factor in his decision to resign as Middlesex CEO.
Brendon McCullum smashed an unbeaten 158 to help Birmingham Bears defeat Derbyshire and set a T20 record in the process.
Former England wicketkeeper Bob Taylor is in hospital awaiting a heart bypass operation after suffering a heart attack.
Australia captain Michael Clarke had mixed emotions after the third day of the tourists' match against Essex.
Essex's bowlers offered a boost to England ahead of the Ashes after causing problems for Australia's batting line-up.
ECB chairman Colin Graves has called for a sledging-free Ashes series between England and Australia.
A recap of Friday night's T20 Blast action, including Lancashire's victory over Roses rivals Yorkshire.
David Lloyd on David Warner and Ben Stokes, his first Test build-up and a blockbuster finish to the Ashes...