Alistair Cook and Jonathan Trott helped give England a solid platform to build on in their first innings of the second Test match against the West Indies in Grenada. Photograph: Reuters

Tentatively at first, but with increasing certainty and confidence, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott added 74 for the first England wicket in the 26 o(...)

England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Denesh Ramdin in the First Test  in Antigua to break the record for the most Test wickets as an England player previously held by Ian Botham. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters

It had been a long time coming and for a while, as West Indies batted defiantly through the second half of the final day in pursuit of a draw in the f(...)

Chris Jordan took a stunning one handed catch at slip to remove Darren Bravo late on in the fourth day of the first test in Antigua. Photograph: Reuters

There came a point either side of tea when it was easy to gain the impression that this Test match was primarily about getting Jimmy Anderson to a rec(...)

Alistair’s run without a century continued as he was bowled out cheaply again in England’s second innings against the West Indies at Antigua/ Photograph: Inpho

Until Jerome Taylor went on the rampage it seemed as if England had the upper hand in the first Test. On a pitch that appeared to be getting slower by(...)

Bangladesh celebrate after consigning England to a 15-run defeat in Adelaide. Photograph: Reuters

England are out of the World Cup. On a ground that has seen humiliation heaped upon them more than once in the past decade, they suffered one more ign(...)

Kevin Pietersen has backed England ODI captain Eoin Morgan to lead his team to success in next month’s Cricket World Cup. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Kevin Pietersen has backed Eoin Morgan to lead England to success at the World Cup and believes the team’s performances in the Tri-Series have justifi(...)

A large puddle on the outfield at Old Trafford that eventually ended play on day two of the third Test between England and India. Photograph:   Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Until the rain arrived at Old Trafford a little more than half an hour after lunch the game had moved on significantly, and largely to the advantage o(...)

 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(...)