Alastair Cook was once again denied significant time in the middle as he prepared for next month’s Test series against West Indies with a second single-figure score as Yorkshire went on to wrap up a convincing nine-wicket win inside three days over MCC in the traditional season opener in Abu Dhabi.
The England fast bowling coach, David Saker, has been told he is surplus to requirements for next month’s tour of the Caribbean and Ottis Gibson is expected to return for a second spell in the job.
South Africa and co-hosts New Zealand will contest the first semi-final of the cricket World Cup from 0100 GMT tomorrow in Auckland.
The New Zealand pace bowler Adam Milne will be missing from the squad for the semi-final against South Africa in Auckland and indeed the remainder of their Cricket World Cup campaign should they reach next Sunday’s final in Melbourne.
The Gang of Four show they are a class apart as they all cruise to the semis.
In June last year, at Sotheby’s in New York, a small piece of paper, magenta in colour with black printing, sold for just under $10 million at auction.
The co-hosts will look to join Australia, South Africa and India in the semi-finals of the cricket World Cup when they take on West Indies from 0100 GMT tonight in Wellington.
They’ve been the soundtrack to every one of Sri Lanka’s games at this Cricket World Cup, but back when their cricket heroes toured in 2002, Dihan Dewage’s Melbourne-based Papare Band weren’t even allowed to bring a trumpet into the MCG.
Pakistan will play World Cup co-hosts and favourites Australia in the third quarter-final from 0330 GMT in Adelaide.
It was the day that supporters of English cricket hailed the return of Jonathan Trott to the Test squad after a 16-month absence and the decades-old adage of “strong Yorkshire, strong England” dripped down social media timelines following the decision to call up six players from the county champions’ ranks.
Lyth, Ballance and Bell. Who should stay and who should go?
Everyone is doing the Broady, are you? We know we bloomin' are!
Little anger and few screaming headlines greeted the news from Trent Bridge that Australia had succumbed to Alastair Cook’s England after just 39 minutes of play on day three of the fourth Ashes Test.
There were joyful choruses of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory as England’s heroes embarked on a lap of honour in the sunshine.
Glancing at the cover of the match programme during Australia’s recent tour game at Essex, one could see the increasing absurdity of Michael Clarke being nicknamed Pup.
Australia's plans in disarray as injuries compound a heavy defeat for Australia.
Throughout the early stages of this Ashes series it has been hard to escape the feeling that what we have on our hands is a pairing of mediocre Test sides bolstered by a pair of outright match-winners: Joe Root and the now-injured Jimmy Anderson for England, Steve Smith and hot-or-not Mitchell Johnson for Australia.
The fourth Test at Trent Bridge represents an opportunity for Alastair Cook to put an end to nearly two years of intense pressure.
After several weeks of group matches, the 2015 cricket World Cup has finally reached the knockout stage.