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Dwayne Bravo of the West Indies bats during the 1st One Day International between West Indies and England at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 28, 2014
Dwayne Bravo has been replaced by Jason Holder as West Indies one-day captain
West Indies has replaced Dwayne Bravo as one-day captain with Jason Holder, despite it being less than two months until the Cricket World Cup.
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Ben Stokes of England in action during a net session ahead of the third NatWest One Day International Series match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on September 10, 2013
James Whittaker: Ben Stokes 'too inconsistent for World Cup'
National selector James Whittaker admits that inconsistency is hampering Ben Stokes after the Durham all-rounder was left out of England's World Cup squad.
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Englands Gary Ballance celebrates as he runs to reach a century not out during play on the second day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 18, 2014
James Whittaker: "World-class" Gary Ballance a "fantastic option"
National selector James Whittaker expects the "world class" Gary Ballance to give England a "fantastic option" at the 2015 World Cup after his recall to the ODI squad.
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South Africa cricketer Vernon Philander appeals during the third day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 18, 2014
Nottinghamshire sign Vernon Philander and Ben Hilfenhaus for 2015
Nottinghamshire sign South Africa bowling all-rounder Vernon Philander and Australia seamer Ben Hilfenhaus as their overseas players for the 2015 season.
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Notts batsman James Taylor plays a shot against Warwickshire on July 17, 2013
James Taylor, Gary Ballance in England one-day international World Cup squad
James Taylor and Gary Ballance are named in England's squad for the 2015 World Cup.
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England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Alastair Cook "gutted" after removal as England's one-day captain
Alastair Cook reveals that he is "gutted" after his removal as England's one-day international captain.
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England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Michael Atherton: 'England have made a bold move to remove Alastair Cook'
Michael Atherton believes that England have a made bold move to relieve Alastair Cook of the one-day captaincy ahead of the World Cup.
Dec 19, 20:26
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Nasser Hussain: 'Alastair Cook could not continue as captain'
Nasser Hussain feels that Alastair Cook could not continue in his role as England one-day captain due to the team's and his struggles in 2014.
Dec 19, 20:11
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Alastair Cook removed as England one-day captain, replaced by Eoin Morgan
Alastair Cook is removed as England's one-day captain with less than two months to go before the World Cup, leaving Eoin Morgan to take on the role of skipper.
Dec 19, 16:58
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Nasser Hussain: 'Not too late to drop Alastair Cook before the World Cup'
Cricket commentator Nasser Hussain says that there is still time for England to drop skipper Alastair Cook before the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Dec 18, 16:49
Hashim Amla of South Africa celebrates reaching 100 runs during day four of the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth on February 23, 2014
Hashim Amla's double century puts South Africa in command against West Indies
Hashim Amla's 208 puts South Africa in a commanding position against the West Indies, with rain bringing an end to play on day two of the first Test at Centurion.
Dec 18, 15:49
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Zimbabwe coach sacked with two months to go until World Cup
Zimbabwe sack head coach Stephen Mandongo after five months in charge and two months ahead of the World Cup.
Dec 18, 14:53
A general view of Old Trafford Cricket Ground during the 3rd Investec Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
England and Wales Cricket Board confirms 2019 Ashes stadiums
The ECB confirms the five stadiums that will be used for the 2019 Ashes series.
Dec 17, 16:43
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Australia hope captain Michael Clarke will be fit for World Cup
Australia hope that captain Michael Clarke will return to fitness following surgery on his hamstring in time for the World Cup in February.
Dec 17, 12:42
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Sir Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook should step aside from one-day team'
Sir Ian Botham urges England captain Alastair Cook to step down from the ODI setup.
Dec 17, 12:01
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Shane Warne: 'Michael Clarke may play in World Cup following successful surgery'
Michael Clarke could return to the Australia side in time for next year's World Cup having undergone successful surgery on his hamstring, according to Shane Warne.
Dec 17, 06:59
Usman Khawaja of the Bulls looks on during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Western Australia at The Gabba on March 4, 2014
Usman Khawaja to miss nine months with knee injury
Usman Khawaja is ruled out for up to nine months after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in a training session with the Sydney Thunder.
Dec 17, 05:41
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Alastair Cook defiant over England one-day international captaincy
Alastair Cook insists that he is the right man to captain England at the 2015 World Cup despite seeing the team end their series with Sri Lanka with a defeat.
Dec 16, 18:21
England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
England make two changes for final ODI against Sri Lanka
England make two changes for their seventh ODI against Sri Lanka, with Alex Hales and Harry Gurney coming in for Ravi Bopara and Steven Finn.
Dec 16, 08:42
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
ECB's Paul Downton expects Alastair Cook to captain England at World Cup
ECB managing director Paul Downton says that one-day England captain Alastair Cook is "horribly out of form", but expects him to captain the side at the World Cup.
Dec 16, 08:19
England's Kevin Pietersen raise his bat moments after reaching 50 runs during the third day of the third Ashes Test on August 3, 2013
Paul Downton: 'ECB could have handled Kevin Pietersen fallout better'
Managing director Paul Downton believes that the ECB could have handled the fallout of Kevin Pietersen's sacking better, but stands by the decision to dismiss him.
Dec 16, 06:24
Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka bats during the 2nd One Day International match between Sri Lanka and England at R. Premadasa Stadium on November 29, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene relishing final match on home soil
Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene reveals that he plans to live every moment of his final international match on home soil ahead of his retirement next year.
Dec 16, 02:19
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Australia skipper Michael Clarke to undergo surgery
Michael Clarke will undergo surgery on his damaged right hamstring on Tuesday, Cricket Australia has confirmed.
Dec 15, 10:45
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Steve Smith: 'It's a thrill to be named captain'
Steve Smith is elated to be named as captain of Australia in the absence of Michael Clarke ahead of the second Test of their series against India.
Dec 15, 05:42
Australia's batsman Steven Smith raises his bat as he reaches his 100 on day one of the third Ashes cricket Test against England in Perth on December 13, 2013
Australia confirm Steve Smith as temporary captain
Australia announce that Steve Smith will replace Michael Clarke as captain until the batsman is fit to return to action following his hamstring injury.
Dec 15, 05:22
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Report: Steve Smith to replace Michael Clarke as captain
Steve Smith will replace Michael Clarke as Australia's captain for the rest of the series against India, according to reports.
Dec 14, 22:57
Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara leaps into the air as he celebrates the victory during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final match between India and Sri lanka at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 6, 2014
Kumar Sangakkara fined for dissent in win over England
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is fined by the International Cricket Council for showing dissent in Saturday's win over England.
Dec 14, 19:22
Sam Billings of Kent hits out during the Royal London One-Day Cup Quarter Final match against Gloucestershire on August 29, 2014
Sam Billings enjoying England Performance Programme experience
Kent wicketkeeper Sam Billings reflects on his "invaluable experience" as a part of the England Performance Programme.
Dec 14, 13:48
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England during day one of the First Ashes Test match on November 21, 2013
Darren Lehmann expects Michael Clarke to return
Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes that captain Michael Clarke will be able to return from his latest injury to continue his cricket career.
Dec 14, 10:01
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Alastair Cook: 'I'm the man to captain England at the World Cup'
Alastair Cook remains insistent that he is the right man to captain England at the World Cup despite overseeing a fourth straight ODI series defeat.
Dec 13, 20:25
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Peter Moores: 'Alastair Cook captaincy under review'
England coach Peter Moores refuses to confirm Alastair Cook's position as captain for the World Cup following a fourth straight series defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka.
Dec 13, 20:00
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Bob Willis: 'ECB yet to make Alastair Cook decision'
Former England bowler Bob Willis says that the ECB has a big decision to make over the future of England captain Alastair Cook.
Dec 13, 18:02
Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
Sir Ian Botham: 'Alastair Cook can't play in World Cup on current form'
Sir Ian Botham doesn't believe that England captain Alastair Cook should play for England at next year's World Cup based on current form and feels that his captaincy isn't secure.
Dec 13, 17:49
Coach of Lancashire Peter Moores applauds his players after the LV County Championship Division Two match between Gloucestershire and Lancashire on September 20, 2013
Peter Moores: England defeat is "disappointing"
England coach Peter Moores admits that it is "disappointing" to have lost their sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka by 90 runs.
Dec 13, 13:32
England's Alastair Cook walks off after being stumped off the bowling of India's Ambati Rayudu during the third one-day international cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 30, 2014
Alastair Cook: England performance "hard to take"
England captain Alastair Cook says that the team's performance in their 90-run defeat to Sri Lanka is "hard to take".
Dec 13, 12:09
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Michael Clarke: "I may never play again"
Australia captain Michael Clarke admits that he might not play cricket again after being forced out of the first Test against India early with a hamstring injury.
Dec 13, 08:58
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England during day one of the First Ashes Test match on November 21, 2013
Michael Clarke sustains hamstring injury
Australia captain Michael Clarke sustains a hamstring injury and is forced from the field on the final day of the first Test against India at Adelaide.
Dec 13, 04:01
Sri Lankan cricketer Ajantha Mendis celebrates after dismissing England cricketer Ravi Bopara during the second One Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and England at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo on November 29, 2014
Sri Lanka drop Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera for sixth ODI
Sri Lanka leave Ajantha Mendis and Kusal Perera out of their squad for the sixth ODI with England in Pallekele, with Dinesh Chandimal among the players recalled.
Dec 12, 22:59
Nick Compton of Somerset smashes the ball to the boundary during day three of the LV County Championship division one match between Nottinghamshire and Somerset at Trent Bridge on September 26, 2013
Ex-England batsman Nick Compton rejoins Middlesex
Middlesex re-sign former England batsman Nick Compton on a three-year deal.
Dec 12, 15:19
Sean Abbott of New South Wales looks on during day one of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground on November 25, 2014
David Warner "proud" of Sean Abbott after bowler recorded career-best figures
David Warner pays tribute to "good mate" Sean Abbott after the bowler took a career-best 6-14 in his first match since his bouncer resulted in Phil Hughes's death.
Dec 12, 11:57