India opening  batsman Murali Vijay survives a run out attempt on the way to scoring a century in the  first Test against England   at Trent Bridge  in Nottingham. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day one close: India 259-4 England had a very good first day of the series, given the circumstances, perhaps a wicket away from excellent, having been(...)

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews  celebrates reaching his century during day four of the second Test match  at Headingley  in Leeds. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Sri Lanka 257 & 457; England 365 & 57-5Sri Lanka have the whip hand in the second Test at Headingley, the match turned on its head and all but(...)

England’s (left to right) Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root and Alastair Cook react after Sri Lanka’s last-wicket pair survived to draw the first Test at Lord’s. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

The first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s ended in the draw for which it appeared to be heading from the end of the first session when th(...)

Lancashire head coach Peter Moores will be named England head coach for a second time on Saturday. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

England will announce that the Lancashire coach, Peter Moores, will be their new head coach, at a press conference at Lord’s on Saturday mornin(...)

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 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(...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

 England  bowler Graeme Swann holds a media conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to announce his retirement from all international and first-class cricket. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Graeme Swann has called time, with no regrets, on his “magnificent journey” as an England cricketer.Swann’s shock retirement, in the middle of an Ashe(...)

 Australian cricketers celebrate their Ashes win on the pitch several hours after play on day five of the 3rd Test match against  England at the WACA in Perth. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England captain Alastair Cook has conceded that inquests into England’s Ashes drubbing are inevitable but is convinced that he and coach Andy Flower r(...)

England’s Andy Flower: “We go to Perth and both sides start on nought for nought, and my job is to ensure that the players are as well prepared as possible for that challenge.”

Andy Flower has insisted it is the problems of England’s senior players, rather than his own future as team director, that must be the focus of attent(...)