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Hosts England endured a terrible Day 2 at Headingley in the third Ashes Test as they folded up for 67 to all but put paid to their hopes of retaining the Ashes

Australia managed to escape with a draw in the tantalising second Ashes Test at Lord's. Set to chase 267 after Ben Stokes' hundred saw England recover from a precarious position, the Aussies were in trouble as the top order succumbed yet again to Jofra Archer. The absence of the unfit Steve Smith added to the visitors' woes. However, Smith's concussion replacement Marnus Labuschagne stood up with a soild half-century to keep a rampant England at bay.

Steve Smith narrowly missed out on a third consecutive Ashes hundred as he was dismissed for 92. However, the talking point of the match at Lord's was the blow to Smith at the back of the head

When Matthew Wade was dropped from the Aussie squad in 2017, his international career appeared over as he had been failing constantly. However,

Former Australia skipper Steve Smith scripted a fairy-tale comeback to Test cricket with a stupendous 144 on the opening day of the 1st Ashes Test at Birmingham.

With the Ashes getting underway this week all eyes will be on England and Australia as they battle out one of sports great rivalries for coveted Ashes Urn

Recent history tells us that an Ashes home win by England, is on the cards this time round, even with the return of ‘bad boys’ Smith and Warner to the Aussie camp.