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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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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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England’s Year in Review

“It might seem a trivial affectation but it was a symbol of togetherness, an indication that this England were comfortable in each other’s company and wanted to share success, which was not always the case in the recent past.” John … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: England’s No 1 challenge for 2012

As we approach 2012, and the start of a hectic twelve months for the England team early in the New Year, there is one major challenge facing Andrew Strauss and Andy Flower: to stay on top of the Test match … Continue reading

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CMJ: England reach natural ODI level, for now

Fifth in the world again in the 50-over game: that seems about right for England, although in their own conditions India are the best, not third behind Australia and South Africa as they now officially are. Inspired by their leonine … Continue reading

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Martin Johnson: England doing their bit again for pub conversation

That’s better. Ever since England thrashed the Aussies Down Under last winter, there hasn’t been a single decent conversation down at my local pub.  For decades, the place has reverberated with animated chatter – mostly along the lines of “they’re … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Trott is problem more than solution

Jonathan Trott is easily the leading one-day run scorer in the world this calendar year. Only a couple of players are even close to his 1100-plus runs in that format since November last year. And yet he remains as much … Continue reading

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Strauss plans tour warm-up trip to India: Richard Gibson

England captain Andrew Strauss’ latest Test warm-up has been pencilled in for India in December, alongside 11 members of the England Performance Programme. Strauss, 34, prepared for the Test tour of New Zealand in early 2008 by playing some limited-overs … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Decision to sideline KP a good one

The decision to rest Kevin Pietersen from England’s one-day international series against India has caused quite a bit of comment, especially from those people who may have bought tickets for one or more of the five matches and would quite … Continue reading

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Gooch: Hard work really starts now England are No 1

Former England captain Graham Gooch believes that the really hard work for Andrew Strauss’s Test team starts now that they are the world’s No 1 team. While understandably delighted that England have achieved top ranking status globally, Gooch insists that … Continue reading

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