Eoin Morgan of England speaks with Michael Clarke of Australia during game three of the One Day International Series  at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

England did not just lose the Carlton Mid ODI series in Sydney. They may have also lost a captain as Alastair Cook, cutting an increasingly hangdog an(...)

Australia’s  Aaron Finch celebrates a century during the opening one-day international series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday. Photograph:  Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

If this really was the opening step in the minting of a new era for English cricket then it must be said it looked similar to one or two other new era(...)

 Boyd Rankin believes that nerves may have played their part in the bouts of cramp he suffered on his Test debut against Australia in Sydney.   Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

England paceman Boyd Rankin has admitted his nerves perhaps got the better of him after a forgettable Test debut against Australia in Sydney last week(...)

James Anderson of England bowls during Day Two of the fifth Ashes Test match against   Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground . Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

England appeared to be heading towards an Ashes whitewash after another inadequate batting display as they closed Day Two of the final Test 311 runs b(...)

Brad Haddin of Australia plays a pull shot as he helped to rescue the Australian innings on day one of the fifth Ashes test. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Back in the early 1960s, when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were in their pomp and hitting back-to back home runs for the New York Yankees, their este(...)

England’s Scott Borthwick bowls during the nets session.

It is either new year or another random day in the calendar. Was it last year when England were dismantled by Australia or merely a few days ago? It i(...)

England’s Matt Prior could lose the gloves to Jonny Bairstow for the fourth Test. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

There is no more stirring sight than the walk to the “G” on St Stephen’s Day morning. Three years ago, almost 90,000 people were packed and stacked in(...)

Boyd Rankin gets in some practice during a nets session with England.

The former Ireland bowler Boyd Rankin has been named in England’s squad for the forthcoming Ashes tour of Australia. The 29-year-old Warwickshire pace(...)

England’s Eoin Morgan hits out from the bowling of Australia’s Fawad Ahmed, during the Second One Day International at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Michael Clarke’s Australia earned a measure of redemption in Manchester as the captain’s hundred powered them to an 88-run victory over England in th(...)

Eoin Morgan of England is congratulated by the Irish team after hitting the winning runs in the RSA Challenge One Day International match between Ireland and England at Malahide yesterday. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Irishmen shone for England, Englishmen shone for Ireland and the sun shone on everyone on one of the great days in the history of the game in this cou(...)

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