Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during their fourth One Day International match against England in Colombo on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Kumar Sangakkara laid the foundation before Angelo Mathews completed a nervy chase as Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets in the fourth one-day inte(...)

England practice their catching during the nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

With its grand central harbour and flocks of strolling pleasure-seekers Sydney tends to have the air of a city of departures and farewells.Not least f(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield hits a six to make his century against Englandat Malahide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A century from a flame-haired left-hander from Rush following on from a four-wicket haul from a 6ft 8in former farmer from Bready in Co Tyrone helped (...)

 Eoin Morgan  in action during a nets session at  Malahide. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Eoin Morgan, the Irishman who will captain England against his homeland this week, does not feel his adopted country are patronising their neighbours(...)

England’s T20 captain Stuart Broad: insisted players still had the support of the fans, despite accusations of arrogance among the squad. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Australia have not won a competitive match across all forms of the game since February, yet it is England who are fielding the difficult questions. On(...)

 England’s Eoin Morgan and Niall O’Brien of Ireland during a one-day match in Clontarf in 2011. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eoin Morgan will captain England against Ireland for a second time when the sides meet at Malahide next week. The Dubliner has been included in(...)

James Anderson of England celebrates the final wicket of Brad Haddin. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

James Anderson secured victory for England by 14 runs in the first Investec Ashes Test in a gripping encounter against Australia at Trent Bridge.Tirel(...)

Australia’s number 11 batsman Ashton Agar  hits out on his way to 98 during day two of the first Ashes Test against Australia  at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Australia’s 19-year-old debutant number 11 Ashton Agar transformed the first Ashes Test as he and Phil Hughes rewrote the record books in an astoundin(...)