England’s Alastair Cook remaisn as captain.   Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Alastair Cook will remain as England captain with Jos Buttler in line for his Test debut after being picked in a 13-man squad for the third match of (...)

England’s Joe Root (left) leaves the field after being dismissed as team-mate Stuart Broad looks on during the second cricket test match at Lord’s. Photograph:   Philip Brown/Reuters

England collapsed to a 95-run defeat at Lord’s, to concede a 1-0 Investec series lead and pile ever more pressure on their captain Alastair Cook. The(...)

England’s Stuart Broad (centre) rues a dropped catch off India’s MS Dhoni (right) during day two of the first Investec test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

England’s frustrations continued at Trent Bridge as an unbroken last-wicket stand of 87 took India well past 400 by tea on day two of the Investec Tes(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

 Gary Ballance of England hits a six to bring up his Test century on day four of the first  Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s . Photograph:  Tom Shaw/Getty Images

Until Gary Ballance, with a maiden Test century of immense mental strength, and Chris Jordan, a vibrant addition to the Test match arena, came togethe(...)

England’s Gary Ballance celebrates his maiden Test century in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Gary Ballance’s maiden Test century put England back in control of their own destiny in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.The hosts lost thei(...)

Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka celebrates reaching his century with teammate Mahela Jayawardena during day three of the first  Test against England  at Lord’s. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Kumar Sangakkara addressed one glaring omission on his outstanding CV by making his first Test hundred at Lord’s on a day of predictably hard grind f(...)

England’s Eoin Morgan  hasn’t make the squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

There is no place for Skerries born Eoin Morgan is the England squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. The selectors have picked three uncapped (...)

Stuart Broad: “It was a tough situation.” Photograph: Getty Images

Matt Prior and Stuart Broad helped prevent a man jumping off the Pyrmont Bridge in Sydney as they returned from a Barmy Army charity evening. Broad la(...)