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England’s team captain Alastair Cook bats on the fifth day of the first cricket test match between India and England in Rajkot, India, Sunday, November  13th. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

For the second match in succession England will play on a new Test ground and that brings many virtues. Here on the outskirts of a city that sits alon(...)

Joe Root’s century helped give England the upper hand in the opening day of the first test against India in Rajkot. Photograph: AP/Rafiq Maqbool

The new old guard showed the way. Joe Root, gliding to his 11th Test century, and Moeen Ali, in his latest habitat as an England batsman at No5, sooth(...)

Bangladesh celebrate the wicket of Zafar Ansari on a famous day in Dhaka. Photograph: Getty

Teenage sensation Mehedi Hasan claimed his second five-wicket haul of the match as Bangladesh secured their first ever test win over England with a 1(...)

Eoin Morgan has pulled out of England’s tour to Bangladesh due to security concerns. Photograph: PA

England director Andrew Strauss has expressed his disappointment at the decision of captain Eoin Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales to pull out of (...)

England’s Alex Hales leaves he field after being caught out from the bowling of Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir, during day three of the Second Investec Test match at Emirates Old Trafford. Photograph: PA

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace believes that the decision to bat again was the correct one and hopefully that will be proved with a win to leve(...)

England’s Joe Root leaves the pitch after being caught out on 254 against Pakistan, during day two of the Second Investec Test match at Old Trafford, Manchester. Photograph: PA

Joe Root piled the pressure on Pakistan and came within one boundary of an English record with his career-best double-century in the second Test at Ol(...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow celebrates after reaching his hundred in the Test match against Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds. Photograph: Getty Images

Jonny Bairstow’s second Test century, and two unstoppable spells from James Anderson, put England in total control against Sri Lanka at Headingley. T(...)

Darren Sammy captained the West Indies to victory in the T20 World Cup. Photograph: Afp

The Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia has been renamed after West Indies’ World Twenty20-winning captain Darren Sammy. The venue will now be kno(...)

West Indies captain Darren Sammy with the T20 World Cup trophy. Photograph: Reuters

Best match: England v West Indies, final The 2016 World Twenty20 did what all good tournaments should and saved its best for last. In fact, whisper i(...)

 Carlos Brathwaite is besieged by media and teammates as he celebrates the West Indies’ victory over England in the World Twenty20 final in Kolkata. Photograph: DIbyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

“It’s a backside nipper, is this,” said David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, leaving the viewers wondering if that was a cricketing stroke they’d never heard of, or (...)

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