England

Eoin Morgan hopes the deciding one-day international against India at Headingley will go some way to replicating the winner-takes-all pressure of next year’s World Cup. England levelled the one-day series with a convincing 86-run victory at Lord’s, having been comprehensively beaten in the opening match at Trent Bridge. Morgan questioned the value of bilateral series
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The former England batsman James Taylor has been named as a full-time selector to work alongside recently appointed national selector Ed Smith. Taylor, who was forced to retire in 2016 having been diagnosed with the heart condition ARVC, played seven Tests and 27 ODIs. He was already one of the scouts appointed by the ECB
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Football might be coming home, but cricket isn’t. Not for a while, anyway. After their success against a diminished Australia – defeated 6-0 across limited-overs formats – England were brought crashing down to earth by an India side that look significantly better than anyone England have played since 2015. The real worry for England is
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The ECB has confirmed the cancellation of their pace programme and overseas placements. With budgets strained – not least by set-up costs for the new tournament, currently The Hundred – a review of funding was undertaken and the two areas identified as most expendable. The pace programme, which has seen the most promising fast bowlers
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