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Jofra Archer of England bowls during a nets session at Lord’s on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The advent of any Test debutant is a source of excitement. But some are more exciting than others. On Wednesday, if the weather permits, Jofra Archer (...)

We are witnessing something very special with Australia’s Steve Smith. Photograph: PA

Steve Smith is ruining Test cricket. Like a maverick cop forced off active duty, he has been back only five minutes but is already laying the town to (...)

Jason Roy is boweld by Nathan Lyon during England’s capitulation at Edgbaston. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

Australia 284 (S Smith 144, S Broad 5-86) & 487-7d (S Smith 142, M Wade 110, T Head 51, B Stokes 3-85) beat England 374ao (R Burns 133, J Root 57,(...)

Steve Smith celebrates reaching his second innings century at Edgbaston. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA

England 13-0 & 374ao (R Burns 133, J Root 57, P Cummins 3-84, N Lyon 3-112) trail Australia 284 (S Smith 144, S Broad 5-86) & 487-7d (S Smith (...)

  Australia’s Steve Smith celebrates his century against England at Edgbaston. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

First Test, day one: Australia 284; England 10-0  Steve Smith is on the periphery no more. On his return to Test cricket with his side deep in t(...)

 England’s Joe Root and Australia’s Tim Paine with the Ashes trophy at Edgbaston. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

England have named their team for the first Ashes Test, with no place for Jofra Archer. The Barbados-born paceman received his maiden call-up for th(...)

Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham chat ahead of England v West Indies test match at Lord’s  in September 2017. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

My God, I wish Geoff Boycott had approached playing cricket like he approaches no-deal Brexit. The long-time cricketer turned long-time commentator wa(...)

Jason Holder of West Indies celebrates taking the catch to dismiss Moeen Ali of England during day four of the first Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday. Photograph; Getty Images

Amid the Sunday morning showers stunned Englishmen and women – players, coaches, fans and pundits – contemplated the debris after England’s thrashing (...)

Jimmy Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Mohamed Shami - his 564th victim in Test cricket. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

England 332 & 422-8dec beat India 292 & 345 by 118 runs (England win the series 4-1) Actually Tuesday was not a bad day to be there either. O(...)

England’s Alastair Cook acknowledges the thunderous prolonged ovation as he returns to the pavillion after being dismissed for 147 in his last Test match against India at The Kia Oval in London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with the frequency of ticket touts(...)

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