Deconstructing Australia's Ashes performance
June 4: Bowled out for 65 in their final Champions Trophy warm-up match against India, losing by 243 runs.
June 7: Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of the competition opener against England with a recurring back injury.
June 8: Lose to England by 48 runs at Edgbaston.
June 9: David Warner punches England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar in the early hours of the morning after members of both sides enjoyed a night out.
June 15: Clarke denies reports Shane Watson instigated the disciplinary action against Warner after being unhappy with initial action taken by Australia.
June 20: Knocked out of the Champions Trophy following a 20-run defeat by Lanka. Clarke misses out again with injury.
June 23: Steven Smith added to the Ashes squad due to concerns over Clarke's fitness.
June 24: Coach Mickey Arthur is sacked 16 days before the first Test against England. Darren Lehmann is later named as his replacement. Clarke steps down as a selector.
July 5: Australia manage only four final-day wickets to draw their last warm-up game against Worcestershire.
July 11: Aston Agar hits world-record Test score for a No 11 but falls two short of a ton.
July 14: Australia lose the first Test by 14 runs at Nottingham
July 16: Arthur to sue CA following his sacking. Reports claim court documents could reveal serious divisions in the squad.
July 19: Aus bowled out for just 128 on Day Two of the second Test at Lord’s.
July 21: Arthur laments a “deliberate campaign” against him.
July 21: Warner distances himself from a tweet sent by his brother Steven in which he criticised opener Watson.
July 21: England wrap up second Test with 347-run win at Lord’s to go 2-0 up .
July 22: Bowler James Pattinson is ruled out with a lower back stress fracture.
July 31: CA reach a confidential financial settlement with Arthur over sacking.
August 5: England retained the Ashes after rain ruins final day. — PA Sport