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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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Monty Panesar

IN THE MAY ISSUE, ON SALE FROM FRIDAY 20 APRIL: He came back with a bang in the UAE, but will he ever secure a permanent place in the team?

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Bell eager to put winter behind him with county return

England batsman Ian Bell can’t wait to make his first appearance of the season for Warwickshire in their LV= County Championship match against Lancashire at Liverpool this week. Bell returned from England’s tour of Sri Lanka only last week but … 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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Anderson in line to bowl historic ball at Old Trafford

James Anderson, the Lancashire and England fast bowler, could bowl the first delivery in first-class cricket at Old Trafford from the “new” Pavilion End. Lancashire may not have been done any favours by the England management over player availability in … 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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