England set to go with extra batter for T20 World Cup opener with Liam Livingstone to return

England set to go with extra batter for T20 World Cup opener with Liam Livingstone to return ahead of schedule, with returning Alex Hales determined to get off to a ‘good start’ England are set to go with an extra batter for their T20 World Cup opener Jos Buttler’s side face Afghanistan on Saturday as … Read more

England aim to recover from chastening start to Jos Buttler and Matthew Mott’s white-ball reign

England aim to recover from chastening start to Jos Buttler and Matthew Mott’s white-ball reign against South Africa… with series coming less than 48 HOURS after suffering defeat against India England facing South Africa less than 48 hours after ending series against India  Series defeat threw up more questions than answers for life after Eoin … Read more

Jonny Bairstow insists the IPL was better preparation for Tests than the county championship

No surprise here! Jonny Bairstow insists the IPL (which paid him £700,000!) was better preparation for Tests than the county championship – despite scoring just 25 in his first three innings against New Zealand Jonny Bairstow smashed an incredible century against New Zealand on Tuesday His 136 off 92 balls helped Ben Stokes’ men to … Read more

Ashley Giles SACKED as managing director of England’s men’s cricket after disastrous Ashes campaign

Ashley Giles SACKED as managing director of England’s men’s cricket in the wake of disastrous Ashes campaign in Australia, with head coach Chris Silverwood expected to follow him Ashley Giles has been sacked as the managing director of England’s men’s team The decision to remove the 48-year-old comes after England’s poor Ashes loss England also … Read more

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Warner and Smith make ducks in the same Test for the first time

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: David Warner and Steve Smith make ducks in the same Test for the first time… but Travis Head’s imperious Ashes form should make him an Australia regular after another century against England David Warner and Steve Smith both fell for a duck in the fifth and final Ashes Test Warner’s … Read more

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s tenth-wicket partnership saves a Test match for the SEVENTH time

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England’s tenth-wicket partnership saves a Test match for the SEVENTH time in history… while new Aussie hero Scott Boland takes his bowling average to an incredible 8.64 By Lawrence Booth for MailOnline Published: 13:51 GMT, 9 January 2022 | Updated: 14:14 GMT, 9 January 2022 The 102 overs England survived … Read more

Australia vs England – Ashes: Live score and updates from Day Five of the second Test

Ashes Day Five LIVE: Australia need just four wickets to secure another dominant win and move 2-0 up in the Ashes as Ollie Pope falls early and Ben Stokes is out to Nathan Lyon after a smart review Australia are on the brink of going 2-0 up in the Ashes on the final day  Ollie … Read more

England all-rounder Ben Stokes commits his future to Durham by signing new three-year contract

England all-rounder Ben Stokes commits his future to Durham by signing new three-year contract until the end of 2024 County Championship Ben Stokes has signed a new three-year contract with Durham He joined as a teenager and new deal will take him past his 34th birthday The all-rounder helped the club to County Championship glory … Read more

Australia beat Pakistan by five wickets to set up T20 World Cup final clash with New Zealand

Big-hitting Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade power Australia to dramatic five-wicket win over Pakistan and set up T20 World Cup final date with New Zealand Mohammad Rizwan hit 67 as Pakistan posted an imposing 176-4 from 20 overs  Australia were reduced to 2-1 after an electric first over from Shaheen Afridi But Marcus Stoinis (40no) and … Read more

Ben Stokes raises hopes of Ashes return as he posts training video

‘Great to be back hitting balls’: England talisman Ben Stokes raises hopes further of being fit for the Ashes as he bats for the first time in THREE MONTHS… and his last shot was a lot better than his first! Ben Stokes has not played cricket since taking an indefinite break in July The England … Read more