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Joe Root has been ruled out of the T20 series against West Indies after suffering a broken right thumb.
England batsman Joe Root says the tourists will come out fighting at the MCG as they look to reclaim some Ashes pride.
Mitchell Johnson has defended Australia's aggressive stance and warned England they face more punishment.
Joe Root believes England are showing some fight against Australia even though they are poised to lose the second Test.
Joe Root is happy to fill in wherever Andy Flower wants to put him in the England batting order in Adelaide.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says England have made a smart move in taking Joe Root out of the firing line.
England captain Alastair Cook has come under fire from Shane Warne for his style of leadership.
Joe Root admits England could gain an advantage from Australia's busy schedule ahead of the winter's Ashes series.
Joe Root savoured a "special" day at the home of cricket after his unbeaten 178 on day three at Lord's
Alastair Cook has backed Joe Root to cope with the pressure of opening the batting in The Ashes.
England have confirmed their 13-man squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge.
Andy Flower has made it clear that Nick Compton is likely to be left out of the squad for the first Ashes Test.
Joe Root has consigned the David Warner incident to the past as he prepares to fulfil a boyhood dream this summer.
Joe Root will handle the pressure of opening England's batting in the Ashes, according to Andrew Strauss.
England will be "incredibly tough" to beat in this summer's Ashes series, according to New Zealand's Brendon McCullum.
Martyn Moxon believes Joe Root will handle his transition to opening the batting for England with ease.
Joe Root has been given the nod to open for England in a four-day Ashes warm-up match against Essex.
Joe Root's maiden ODI century for England was as clever as it was skilful, says Nick Knight.
South Africa's never-say-die attitude in the third Test exemplified Graeme Smith's reign, says Bob Willis.
Nasser Hussain recalls his on-pitch tussles with Graeme Smith and sends out a Surrey warning.
South African Graeme Smith should be remembered as one of Test cricket's finest, says Sir Ian Botham.