New national selector Ed Smith has been bold and bright in his first Test squad selection by recalling Jos Buttler and picking Somerset spinner Dom Bess for the first time.
James Anderson clearly thinks he is worth it after trying out a new bleached blonde hairstyle for the early season.
Alastair Cook has vowed to plough on and answer his critics by rediscovering his best form for England after a miserable and inconsistent winter.
The ECB have proposed that the new eight-team tournament starting in 2020 will be based on innings of 100 balls each, rather than the traditional 20 overs.
Ashes legend Michael Vaughan has taken aim at David Warner following the ball tampering scandal that has engulfed Australian cricket.
JAMES ANDERSON struck on the cusp of tea to remove dangerman David Warner and send his team into the break with a spring in their step.
Jake Ball has won his battles with both his ankle and Craig Overton to get the Ashes nod for Brisbane.
James Vince and Gary Ballance are the big winners in England's Ashes squad selection as Tom Westley loses his place.