For Ian Bell, the beginning of the end came at the back end of the summer when he began to think about his future. It happens to all cricketers. The second even a scintilla of doubt creeps in, the edge inevitably goes.
England's lack of focus is a little short-sighted.
Alastair Cook has given an honest appraisal of Jos Buttler’s start to life as an international cricketer before England’s second Test with Pakistan in Dubai, admitting the longest form of the game remains his wicketkeeper’s “least natural” when it comes to batting.
The Nottingham Forest fan has light-heartedly backed the Newcastle United goalkeeper for the Three Lions squad.
You could have bet the house, the family silver, the car and the cat on Alastair Cook making a century and batting through the day. There was never any doubt.
England will require a light touch to find success in the Middle East.
Alastair Cook again showed his ability to grind out runs in Asian conditions with a determined half-century against Pakistan A on the opening day of England’s first tour match, although for his fellow opener, Moeen Ali, the occasion proved an anticlimax.
One nation, full of pride, out to conquer the cricketing world. But how would Yorkshire fare against England?
The cricketer is a huge Forest fan and celebrated in a relaxed style.
England’s cricket teams are set for a change of kit supplier, with the American sportswear company New Balance poised to take over from Adidas in a five-year agreement.
Joe Root hopes England’s victorious Ashes campaign convinces Alastair Cook to remain as captain long into the future and has revealed that the team has been driven on this summer by the pain caused in the previous whitewash defeat by Australia.
Ben Stokes admitted he will probably never bat like that again in his life after the England all-rounder’s astonishing 258 lit up a historic, record-breaking day of Test cricket in Cape Town.
Shane Warne has been bitten by an anaconda after plunging head first into a tank of snakes on the reality television show I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here.
Alastair Cook says he would like nothing more than to wipe off the 36 runs he needs to become the first Englishman past 10,000 in Test cricket, if only to get people talking about something different.
For the second week running at England nets a bowl-off was held, with Jake Ball and Chris Woakes both steaming in at Durham’s blustery Riverside ground hoping to catch the eye of both captain and head coach before Friday’s second Test with Sri Lanka.
Andrew Flintoff has won his first boxing bout - A Newcastle United left-back and a celebrity football fans for Arsenal and Chelsea are among those to express their congratulations via Twitter.
Mark Ramprakash, the England batting coach, says he can relate to Nick Compton’s uncertainty about his Test place and will urge the player to put the occasion to one side this week in what may be a make-or-break five days at Lord’s.
Rain set to interrupt First Test against an inexperienced Sri Lanka.
England triumphed over South Africa 2-1 without being triumphant.
Fifty-four overs and no result was the gloomy outcome of another Bristol one‑day international.
This time there would be no collapse and no last-ball thriller. Instead England served up the most comprehensive 10-wicket win ever witnessed, as Alex Hales and Jason Roy, in plundering unbeaten centuries, knocked off 256 with 95 balls to spare to win the second one-day international with Sri Lanka at a canter.