England’s Jos Butler (right) and James Anderson stand dejected after losing the 2nd test to New Zealand, during day five of the Investec Second Test at Headingley. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

England descended with barely a whimper to a 199-run defeat at Headingley as New Zealand bowled them out on the final day of the second Test to earn a(...)

Trevor Bayliss has been appointed the new England cricket coach and will take over in time for this summer’s Ashes series. Photograph: Getty

Trevor Bayliss has been appointed England’s head coach. Bayliss, who will join the ECB next month and take charge of the team for the start of the Ash(...)

England bowler Stuart Broad  celebrates as wicketkeeper Jos Buttler catches New Zealand batsman  Ross Taylor down the legside during day three of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England are battling to stay in contention at Lord’s, and avoid a false start to their Ashes summer, after conceding a 134-run first-innings advantage(...)

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson in action against England during day two of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first Test(...)

New Zealand’s Matt Henry celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Joe Root on 98 during day one of the first Test at Lord’s.  Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA  .

Cricket days like this are heaven-sent. Sunlit Lord’s, chattering crowd, shirtsleeve order in the pavilion, flags hanging lifeless on the poles, and i(...)

Andrew Strauss has confirmed Kevin Pietersen won’t be part of England’s plans this summer. Photograph: Getty

England director of cricket Andrew Strauss has confirmed Kevin Pietersen is “not part of our plans” for the Ashes summer.Strauss cited a “massive trus(...)

New director of English cricket Andrew Strauss will choose the replacement for recently sacked Peter Moores. Photograph: PA

Colin Graves says Andrew Strauss will pick England’s new head coach.Former captain Strauss was on Saturday appointed as the new director of English cr(...)

England’s Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell look dejected during the post match presentations following their series draw with the West Indies. Photo: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

Alastair Cook believes he is “untouchable” as England captain, according to Geoffrey Boycott who has launched an astonishing attack on the left-hander(...)

Jonathan Trott (2nd from right) and some of his England team-mates look on after the defeat to the West Indies in the third Test in Barbados. The batsman announced his international retirement on Monday. Photo:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

England batsman Jonathan Trott has announced his retirement from international cricket.Trott was recalled for the tour of the West Indies for the firs(...)

Alistair Cook made his first century since 2013 as the West Indies enjoyed the better of day one of the third test in Barbados. Photograph: Afp

For one England batsman the return journey is complete. For another there is utter desolation when renaissance was all he craved. It was shortly after(...)