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Swann wins England’s winter MVP award

Graeme Swann has been named the winter’s most valuable England player after his ten wickets in the Second Test against Sri Lanka helped Andrew Strauss’s team to retain top spot in the Test rankings. The spinner held off a late charge … Continue reading

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Rob Steen: Is KP England’s greatest batsman?

Some will deem it heresy, but as Kevin Pietersen basks in the glow of one of the game’s greatest match-turning innings, his 151 in Colombo, the question cannot be ducked for much longer: has England ever boasted a finer batsman? … Continue reading

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Still No 1, but time for England to review selection policy?

Victory in Colombo on the final day of their winter Test travels, securing a 1-1 draw against Sri Lanka after four successive defeats, has at last given Andrew Strauss and his team something to smile about – especially as it … Continue reading

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Hoggard backing for under-pressure Strauss

England’s under-pressure captain Andrew Strauss has found support from his former Test team-mate Matthew Hoggard. Strauss led England to Ashes success last year and took them to the top of the ICC World Test rankings but his future as England … Continue reading

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Woakes to seek second opinion on injured ankle

England one-day international all-rounder Chris Woakes is to seek a second opinion on the ankle injury that will force him to miss the start of the new domestic season. Woakes sustained the injury when he caught his spikes in the … Continue reading

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Strauss facing end to England’s No 1 Test status

Andrew Strauss must lead England to a series-saving win against Sri Lanka at Colombo’s P Sara Stadium in the second and final Test of this ridiculously short series if his team are to retain their hard-won status at No 1 … Continue reading

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Clocking up the miles brings Hales valued experience

If collecting Air Miles had been his thing, then this past winter would have been very rewarding indeed for Alex Hales. As it was, the 23-year-old Nottinghamshire batsman gained something far more important – valuable experience. In his quest to … Continue reading

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Woakes to miss start of season with ankle injury

Warwickshire look like having to start the County Championship season without key fast bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes. The England one-day international was taken to hospital after sustaining an ankle injury while fielding in the final of The Banks Barbados T20 … Continue reading

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Tredwell given “tremendous fillip” by Flower call

James Tredwell has revealed how an end-of-summer call from Andy Flower, the England team director, helped to convince him that his Test career was not destined to be over after just a solitary appearance. Kent’s off-spinning all-rounder received the perfect … Continue reading

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Jade Dernbach: Twenty20 skills can help my Test ambitions

Jade Dernbach thinks yesterday’s fast bowlers had it easy in limited-overs cricket. Marshall, Holding, Lillee and the rest had batsmen hopping about, while their modern day counterparts face batsmen more equipped to deal with pace, on slower pitches. “Today every … Continue reading

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