The England selectors convene this coming week – two of them via telephone – to forge a squad for the Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean that starts next month.
Can the rebel cricketer return to the England fold?
How can they do better at the next ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019?
Kevin Pietersen has decided to commit to county cricket this summer in a bid to play his way back into the England side.
England made the most of the very English conditions on offer at the SCG to avoid further embarrassment at the World Cup.
Eliminated from the World Cup and with the press a baying mob, the last thing England want to do is play another match before catching the plane home.
What made Australia the best cricket team in the world?
Paul Downton, the managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board, expects he and Peter Moores, the head coach, to still be in their jobs come the first Ashes Test in July irrespective of England’s humiliating World Cup exit.
After the first day of play George Sessions tells us what this historic series means to him.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has dropped its opposition to the idea of the sport being added to the Olympic programme, according to the MCC’s World Cricket Committee.
They say a change of scenery is as good as a rest and Alastair Cook looks to have benefited from both if the performance of England’s Test captain on day one of this opening tour match is anything to go by.
Common sense is the central theme to emerge from the naming of Australia’s Test squads to tour the West Indies and England this coming Australian winter.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, then you probably haven’t grasped the seriousness of the situation. In the wake of England’s 405-run steamrollering by Australia at Lord’s one thing is certain: Trevor Bayliss is calm.
England are set for a change of leadership after their managing director, Paul Downton, was sacked on Wednesday evening by the new England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive, Tom Harrison, after only 14 months in the job.
For all the pre-Ashes talk of sledging at the crease, it is instead the delicate matter of post-match drinks etiquette that has sparked an unlikely war of words between England and Australia.
The county championship gets under way on Wednesday, preposterously early as usual.
A maiden Test century at The Oval in 2013 proved the opening of the floodgates for Smith who, having once been the butt of English jokes for his initial selection in 2010-11 based on an ability to bring levity to a humourless Australian dressing room, has now arrived on these shores as the world’s No1-ranked batsman and the key wicket for Alastair Cook’s attack following 12 months in which he has averaged 102 in 16 innings.
Mike Yardy, the Sussex and former England all-rounder, is to retire at the end of the season.
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.
Unprecedented interest in the Big Bash League, Australia’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, has put it into the top 10 of the most watched sports leagues in the world, according to a report.
A week on, the ripples are still spreading through English cricket, running outwards from Cape Town, their progress unchecked even by the team’s underwhelming performance in the final three days of the second Test.