Alastair Cook

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Dan Lawrence ended the opening day of the second Test on 67 not out. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Second Test day one: England 258-7 off 90 overs (R Burns 81, D Lawrence 67*, A Patel 2-34, T Boult 2-60). England won the toss and chose to bat. On a(...)

England’s Joe Root: ‘We know how important this game is.’

After two months in the subcontinent, England’s Test cricketers are within touching distance of the departure lounge. Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jofr(...)

“I don’t think it will be long before he’s back in the wickets big time. I think it would be very silly for us to write Jimmy off.”

Joe Root has warned anyone questioning Jimmy Anderson’s ability does so at their peril, with England to give their record wicket-taker an immediate c(...)

 Ben Stokes during an England training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Friday. Handout photograph: ECB via Getty Images

Ben Stokes is preparing to step up as England captain for the first Test against West Indies next week, and he believes this honour has come about aft(...)

Mark Wood took 5-46 as England bowled South Africa out for 183. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Fourth test day three: England 400 off 98.2 overs (Z Crawley 66, J Root 59, O Pope 56) and 248 (J Root 58, B Hendricks 6-64) lead South Africa 183 off(...)

England batsman Ollie Pope pulls the ball  during the opening day of the third Test against South Africa  at St George’s Park in South Africa. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Port Elizabeth: England 224-4 (Z Crawley 44, D Sibley 36, O Pope 33no) v South Africa This was a slow burner of a day – except for those spectators f(...)

 Joe Root reacts as New Zealand’s wicketkeeper BJ Watling  fails to stop the ball to let the England captain  reach his century during day three of the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Photograph: David Gray/AFP via Getty Images

Day 3 of 5: New Zealand 375 (T Latham 105, D Mitchell 73, BJ Watling 55, R L Taylor 53; S Broad 4-73, C Woakes 3-83, S Curran 2-63) lead England 269-5(...)

England’s Rory Burns celebrates reaching his century during day two of the Ashes Test match at Edgbaston. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Day 2: Australia 284 (S Smith 144, P Siddle 44, T Head 35; S Broad 5-86, C Woakes 3-58) lead England 267-4 (R Burns 125 no, J Root 57; J Pattinson 2-5(...)

There was a bevy of merry ex-ministers at Lord’s, demob-happy evictees from the Tory cabinet – Greg Clark, David Gauke, Gavin Barwell, and Theresa May(...)

England’s Moeen Ali celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s captain Suranga Lakmal. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty

England 290 & 346 all out (80.4 overs) beat Sri Lanka 336 & 243 all out (74.0 overs) by 57 runs. The mercurial Moeen Ali, world-class all-rou(...)

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