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England’s Sam Curran  celebrates after dismissing Ravindra Jadeja of India during the fifth Test against India at The Oval in September 2018. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The summer of 2018 saw Sam Curran’s bat morph into an epee and his waspish left-arm swing pick locks at crucial times as England swept to a 4-1 Test s(...)

England head coach Chris Silverwood has apologised for the way Moeen Ali’s departure from India was communicated and says the team management are “happy to own that decision”. Photograph: PA

England head coach Chris Silverwood has apologised for the way Moeen Ali’s departure from India was communicated, and insists the rotation policy that(...)

Joe Root fell short of another double hundred in Galle. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

Second Test day three: England 339-9 off 114.2 overs (J Root 186, J Buttler 55, L Embuldeniya 7-132) trail Sri Lanka 381 (A Mathews 110, N Dickwella 9(...)

James Anderson took six wickets on day two against Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Second Test day two: England 98-2 (J Root 67*, L Embuldeniya 2-33) trail Sri Lanka 381 (A Mathews 110, N Dickwella 92, D Perera 67, J Anderson 6-40, M(...)

England batsman Zak Crawley  plays a shot during the fifth day of the second Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB

Day 5 of 5: Pakistan 236 (M Rizwan 72, A Ali 60; S Broad 4-56) drew with England 110-4 dec (Z Crawley 53) It can be tricky playing in a dead situati(...)

 James Anderson of England celebrates taking the wicket of Azhar Ali. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Jimmy Anderson is still alive; he can still smile and he can still bowl; debate over his imminent retirement has stalled. In between the Tests he almo(...)

“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(...)

England’s Ollie Pope catches West Indies’ Kemar Roach to complete victory in the second Test at Old Trafford. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images for ECB

Day 5 of 5: England 469-9 dec (B Stokes 176, D Sibley 120, R Chase 5-172) & 129-3 dec (B Stokes 78 no) bt West Indies 287 (K Brathwaite 75, S Broo(...)

West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel and England’s Dom Sibley share a joke during play on the first day of the second Test at Old Trafford. Photograph: Jon Super/AFP via Getty Images

Day 1 of 5: England 207-3 (D Sibley 86no, B Stokes 59no) v West Indies Most of the drama took place before the captains bumped elbows after the toss.(...)

South Africa captain Quinton de Kock after scoring a century against England at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph:  Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Captain Quinton de Kock smashed a sparkling century as South Africa eased to a seven-wicket victory against world champions England in an opening one-(...)

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