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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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Simon Hughes: Heat is on England in Sri Lanka

The alarming tale of the Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba who collapsed on the field against Tottenham prompts two immediate thoughts. One, the memory of a cricketing colleague of mine who suffered a number of similar heart seizures and whose premature … Continue reading

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Chopra impresses with big runs during stint in Sri Lanka

Warwickshire batsman Varun Chopra can already claim to be in fine form even though the new season is more than a month away, having scored two centuries during his recent stint playing first-class cricket in Sri Lanka. The opener played … Continue reading

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Kumar Sangakkara: ‘Test cricket is where your name is made’

Given the prestige attached to World Cup victories, does Test cricket need a World Test championship tomaintain its pre-eminence? I was all in favour of starting that concept as soon as possible, even though putting it back [to 2017] has … Continue reading

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Vaas arranges Sri Lanka training trip for Northants trio

Northamptonshire are sending three batsmen on a pre-season training camp to Sri Lanka. David Murphy and Ben Howgego will spend three weeks on the island and they will be joined there for the first ten days by opening batsmen Stephen … Continue reading

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20 questions for Murali

“Spinners will do well in any type of cricket and I think they will dominate the game. If you want to win a Test match you have to have a good spinner.” Murali predicts an era of spin supremacy and … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England complete comeback in style, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

Dernbach stars in tense finale Score: England 268-9 (Trott 72, Morgan 57; Randiv 5-42) beat Sri Lanka 252 (Mathews 68, Chandimal 54; Bresnan 3-49) by 16 runs Full scorecard England win series 3-2 England began Alastair Cook’s captaincy era in … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Late slump undermines England effort, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

Trott helps England to competitive total but it could have been more. Score (close of first innings): England 268-9 off 50 overs (Trott 72, Morgan 57; Randiv 5-42) Full scorecard It was a typical one-day innings on the subcontinent. Only … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Broad axed for decider, 5th ODI, Old Trafford

England dropped Stuart Broad for the NatWest Series decider with his Nottinghamshire team-mate Samit Patel preferred at spin-friendly Old Trafford. The early morning overhead conditions suggested help for the fast men but the pitch itself has been a bedfellow for … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Cook shows folly of pre-judging class players

Alastair Cook will want nothing less than to win his first series in charge as England’s official one-day international captain but so far, with the bat in his hand especially, he has made a terrific start to his leadership reign. … Continue reading

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