Alastair Cook says England are ready to fight back in Perth after having their confidence hit by two heavy defeats.
Michael Clarke prizes Australia's opportunity to wrap up the Ashes 3-0 far above the occasion of his own 100th Test.
A century from Jonny Bairstow helped the England Performance Programme to a four-wicket win over a Western Australia XI.
The ECB has awarded increment contracts to five England players, including Ravi Bopara, for 2013-14.
Dave Tickner previews the third Ashes Test at the WACA and sees value in the side markets.
Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the third Test in Perth with a fractured thumb.
New Zealand took control of the second Test against West Indies despite rain washing out the middle session of day two.
England skipper Alastair Cook insists he is keeping the stress levels under control ahead of the third Ashes Test.
Rain at Centurion forced the third one-day international between South Africa and India to be abandoned.
Shahid Afridi took Pakistan to a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first of two Twenty20 encounters in Dubai.