He may have lost the war over playing for England again but Kevin Pietersen has undoubtedly won the battle in the court of public opinion.
Kevin Pietersen claims he has been left “devastated” by the decision of England’s new director of cricket, Andrew Strauss, to rule him out of his Test plans for the summer.
Kevin Pietersen, the most gifted England batsman of his generation and the player whose talismanic performances Australians fear more than any other, will not figure in the Ashes after all. England’s new director of cricket, Pietersen’s former captain Andrew Strauss, reportedly delivered the news on Monday night.
A cricketing struggle between a country and a county who thinks it is one.
England cricket coach gets the sack prior to the summer tests.
West Indies more than deserved their Bridgetown win, a famous one at that, for they have been rare in recent times.
Hard to put a positive spin on a poor bowling performance.
In ducked the ball into Jonathan Trott’s pads and up went the crooked finger of Billy Bowden. Trott dallied briefly to talk to his captain just in case there was scope for a review. It must have been a difficult moment for Alastair Cook.
England’s away series against Pakistan next winter remains in the balance as the International Cricket Council awaits a satisfactory explanation from the host broadcaster, Ten Sports, over its involvement in cricket’s so-called rebel movement.
For one England batsman the return journey is complete.
Stuart Broad’s six-wicket annihilation of South Africa has propelled him to No1 in the Test rankings for the first time, drawing praise from Trevor Bayliss.
We've seen some great animal pitch invaders over the years, but this may top them all!
On Thursday in a new concrete bowl 25km outside of Pune a motley collection of young English cricketers, under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, take on a much more experienced India team still smarting from their Test-series defeat. This may have passed you by.
Hashim Amla made the shock decision to resign as South Africa Test captain following the drawn second Test with England in Cape Town on Wednesday, citing his belief that he will be of greater value to the world’s No1 side as a senior player.
An Indian schoolboy has made headlines after becoming the first batsman to score 1,000 runs in an innings in an officially recorded match.
Alastair Cook is 31 on Christmas Day and, while his double dose of festivities will be tempered by the tedium of a training session and a press conference before the first Test with South Africa in Durban, the England captain will at least be free of any anxiety over his own form and that of his fellow batsmen.
Alastair Cook goes into the Boxing Day Test against South Africa wary of the wounded animal that is the world’s No1 side; England, he claims, remain underdogs for the series and will relish the licence that gives them to throw a few punches.
Andy Walker believes Rangers need experience in January.
Nineteen. N-n-n-n-nineteen, for those old enough to remember Paul Hardcastle. Nineteen runs to defend in the final over of the competition and the World Twenty20 trophy would be in England’s hands. Ben Stokes to bowl it, a young player gaining a reputation as a reliable “death” bowler.
Two England captains contemplating World Cup semi-finals on the same day. It is does not get much better than that – except that there is the possibility of Eoin Morgan and Charlotte Edwards being in Kolkata on Saturday to discuss their chances in the finals of the tournament the following day.