Root scores another brilliant 100 making his Sports Personality of the Year omission seem even more bizarre.
Alastair Cook has warned cricket’s lawmakers not to become “too PC” following reports that the game is about to experiment with sin-bins to counter bad behaviour. England’s Test captain also said he thought the professional game had become “a lot quieter” in recent years because of stump mics and an increase in TV cameras.
“We want to wrap it up in the next game, put this series to bed and hopefully go for a 5-0.”
England triumphed over South Africa 2-1 without being triumphant.
The Shane Warne Foundation has announced it will close days after the Australian cricketer declared it had “nothing to hide” amid a Victorian government probe into the financial and reporting practices of the charity.
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.
Leeds have reportedly made a new bid for Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty.
Which country has the momentum going into the Third Test?
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.
Several legendary English cricketers, including key members of the 2005 Ashes winning team, are facing “very substantial” bills for payment of tax as a result of their involvement in film investments, the Guardian has learned.
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.
HITC Sport understands Ipswich are to make a move for Portsmouth star.
A tired but satisfied Joe Root revealed some words from England’s bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, on the first day at Old Trafford were the inspiration behind the highest and longest of his 10 Test hundreds.
Some observers were quick to heap praise on Anderson's beauty to Clarke, but was there any merit in the above assertion?
England will require a light touch to find success in the Middle East.
England are doing their best to move on from their embarrassing World Cup campaign but even the Atlantic is not wide enough to get away from the Kevin Pietersen soap opera.
"These are golden days for English cricket" according to ESPN Cricinfo's George Dobell. He spoke to HITC's Rana Malook about Ian Bell amongst other things.
So Pakistan’s four-man attack has outstripped England’s five. There is one obvious reason for that: Yasir Shah. The wrist spinner from the north-west frontier has been the key component in Pakistan’s victory in north‑west London. No Pakistan bowler had taken more than eight wickets at Lord’s. Here Yasir took six in the first innings, when he was not supposed to be so effective, and four in the second.
Marc Wilmots has been sacked as Belgium head coach following the national team’s poor showing at Euro 2016.
Trevor Bayliss first floated the idea of Joe Root moving to No3 at the end of the Test series victory over South Africa last winter and now six months on, after Nick Compton’s final series proved one too far and much discussion behind the scenes, the button has finally been pushed.