The England captain, Alastair Cook, went on record before Thursday’s first Test with New Zealand to deny issuing a him-or-me ultimatum to the England and Wales Cricket Board over Kevin Pietersen’s continued international exile.
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.
Home of cricket welcomes the Ashes in what promises to be another nail biting contest.
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England fail to ring the changes and fail to take the wickets.
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.
Alastair Cook may have played a more abject shot in his Test career than the one that resulted in his first-innings dismissal on Friday, but it is hard to think of one off-hand.
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.