England

Do you find those dull middle overs of T20 too much? Well, turn your attention to the UAE this week for the inaugural Ten10 league. Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, sees the tournament as potentially ‘ground-breaking’ and a possible route for a further push to take cricket into the Olympics. Morgan is among the marquee
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Harry Brook, the Yorkshire batsman, has been appointed captain of a 15-man England squad for the Under-19s World Cup in New Zealand which starts next month. Brook, who played for Yorkshire six times in his debut season in 2017, carries an onerous responsibility as a World Cup skipper – even allowing for the relative lack
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Moeen Ali has admitted England’s “off-field behaviour needs to improve” after Ben Duckett was suspended for the remainder of the England Lions tour. Duckett, who was due to play for the England XI in the weekend’s warm-up match against a CA XI, was also fined around 1,500 and given a final warning over his conduct
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Kevin Pietersen has described the batting of both England and Australia as “no good”, and questioned Alastair Cook‘s desire ahead of the third Ashes Test at the WACA. Pietersen admitted to feeling frustrated at England’s inability to capitalise on periods of competitive play during the first two Tests and expressed a belief that they could
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Cricket Australia XI 1 for 62 trail England XI 9 for 314 dec (Jennings 80, Curran 77*) by 252 runsScorecard Tom Curran showed some attacking strokes in his unbeaten 77 Getty Images It’s not just the shots you play. It’s the shots you don’t play. And, it would appear, the shots you don’t drink. If you
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Jonny Bairstow has said he wants to move on from the sledging episode that marred England’s defeat in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, but added he would consider taking the matter further if Australia “crossed the line” again later in the series. Writing in his Daily Mail column, Bairstow denied that Australia’s players bringing
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Moeen Ali will not bowl in England XI’s two-day warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI in Perth due to continuing problems with his spinning finger. Moeen cut the finger during the first Test in Brisbane but, despite resting it in the run-up to the second game, has continued to struggle for effectiveness, having been comprehensively
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Graeme Swann believes it would have been better for English cricket if Joe Root had not been handed the England captaincy and instead allowed to focus on being purely a batsman. Root continued his problem of not converting half-centuries into three-figures when he fell for 67 early on the final day in Adelaide – having
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Australia 8 for 442 dec (Marsh 126*, Paine 57, Khawaja 53, Overton 3-105) and 138 (Anderson 5-43) beat England 227 (Overton 41*, Lyon 4-60, Starc 3-49) and 233 (Root 67, Starc 5-88) by 120 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details England arrived at Adelaide Oval on the fifth day knowing that hope springs eternal, or at least
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Australia will review captain Steven Smith‘s decision not to enforce the follow-on and also the team’s flawed use of the DRS in England’s second innings regardless of whether or not the hosts emerge victorious with a 2-0 Ashes series lead on the final day-night of the second Test at Adelaide Oval, the assistant coach David
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Tea Australia 8 for 442 dec and 138 (Anderson 5-43, Woakes 4-36) lead England 227 by 353 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details England will need their all-time highest successful run-chase to win the second Test at Adelaide Oval, after Australia set them a target of 354. For the first time in his long Test career, James
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Jonny Bairstow has found release from a troubled Ashes tour thanks to a kindhearted gesture from an Australian cricket fan who won a pair of autographed wicketkeeping gloves owned by Bairstow’s father nearly 40 years ago. Andrew Johns was a small boy when he won the gloves in an Adelaide quiz because he knew that
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