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 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(...)

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(...)

Eddie Richardson has excelled with bat and ball for Leinster Lightning in the interprovincial series this summer. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Following a summer where he has bloomed into a genuine all-rounder, Eddie Richardson was yesterday rewarded for his efforts with a place in Ireland’s (...)

Australia’s  Shane Watson celebrates his century during day one of the fifth   Ashes Test  at The Oval. Photograph:   Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

After a day dominated by Australia, and Shane Watson in particular, England might, not without foundation, be accused of hubris. In the buildup to the(...)