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Alastair Cook during an England nets session on May 28, 2015
Alastair Cook: Trevor Bayliss appointment "fantastic news" for England
Captain Alastair Cook urges his England teammates to "carry the feel-good factor" through to the upcoming Ashes series.
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Ed Joyce of Ireland celebrates making his century during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Zimbabwe and Ireland at Bellerive Oval on March 7, 2015
Ed Joyce, Tim Murtagh retire from Twenty20 internationals
Ireland duo Ed Joyce and Tim Murtagh both announce their retirement from Twenty20 internationals.
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Joe 'Joseph' Root drops to his knees after claiming the wicket of New Zealand's Corey Anderson on May 25, 2015
Joe Root: 'Trevor Bayliss knowledge crucial for Ashes'
Joe Root believes that Trevor Bayliss will hand England an Ashes boost with his knowledge of players in Australia's squad.
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Shane Watson of Australia leaves the ground after being run out for 103 runs during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 16, 2013
Shane Watson available for first Test
Shane Watson will play for Australia in the first Test against the West Indies following the birth of his second child.
May 27, 12:57
New Zealand's Corey Anderson bowling during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London on May 24, 2015
New Zealand's Corey Anderson, BJ Watling injury doubts for second Test
New Zealand duo Corey Anderson and BJ Watling are injury doubts for the second Test against England at Headingley, which begins on Friday.
May 27, 06:24
Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to the media during a Sydney Sixers Big Bash League press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 4, 2014
Matt Prior happy with Trevor Bayliss appointment
Matt Prior believes that England have made the right decision by appointing Trevor Bayliss as their new coach.
May 27, 03:06
Sixers coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to the media during a Sydney Sixers Big Bash League press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 4, 2014
Mahela Jayawardene backs Trevor Bayliss to improve England
Former Sri Lanka batsman Mahela Jayawardene believes that new England coach Trevor Bayliss is the right man for the job.
May 26, 20:23
James Harris of Middlesex celebrates after getting the wicket of Paul Coughlin of Durham to end the innings during day three of the LV County Championship match between Middlesex and Durham at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 4, 2015
James Harris signs new Middlesex deal
James Harris agrees a new contract with Middlesex that could potentially expire in 2018.
May 26, 16:56
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss "excited" by Trevor Bayliss appointment
Andrew Strauss admits that he is "excited" by the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as England's new head coach.
May 26, 13:23
NSW Blues Head Coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to media during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield Nets Session at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2014
Trevor Bayliss named England head coach
The England and Wales Cricket Board confirms that Trevor Bayliss has been appointed England's new head coach.
May 26, 13:04
Liam Plunkett of England bowls during a nets session at Headingley on June 19, 2014
Liam Plunkett added to England squad for second New Zealand Test
Liam Plunkett is recalled to the England squad for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley.
May 26, 12:36
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie backs Trevor Bayliss for England head coach vacancy
Jason Gillespie believes that Trevor Bayliss would be a good option for England, despite the Yorkshire head coach initially being in contention to fill the vacancy himself.
May 26, 06:42
Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook having a laugh after winning the First Test with New Zealand on May 25, 2015
Alastair Cook praises England's team spirit after beating New Zealand
England captain Alastair Cook hails the team spirit within the camp following his side's 124-run victory over New Zealand at Lord's.
May 26, 06:11
Englands Ben Stokes celebrates reaching his century during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London on May 24, 2015
Ben Stokes brands performance "a fluke"
Ben Stokes admits that he wasn't expecting to score 101 against New Zealand at Lord's.
May 26, 05:02
Paul Farbrace photographed on January 9, 2014
Paul Farbrace hails ECB target Trevor Bayliss
Paul Farbrace wants to "carry on working with the England cricket team" if Trevor Bayliss is appointed as head coach.
May 26, 04:45
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie reveals he is not the preferred ECB candidate
Jason Gillespie admits that he is looking forward to continuing his current work after England opted against making him coach.
May 26, 04:32
NSW Blues Head Coach Trevor Bayliss speaks to media during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield Nets Session at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2014
Trevor Bayliss offered England job?
The ECB offer the England coach's job to former Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss, according to a report.
May 25, 10:57
A triumphant Alastair Cook smiles to the crowd after reaching 150 on the fourth day of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 24, 2015
Michael Vaughan praises in-form captain Alastair Cook ahead of Ashes series
Michael Vaughan hails the form of Alastair Cook ahead of the Australia's visit this summer.
May 25, 05:51
Joe Root of England celebrates reaching his century during day three of the 2nd Test match between West Indies and England at the National Cricket Stadium in St George's on April 23, 2015
Mike Atherton: 'Joe Root is already important to England'
Former batsman Mike Atherton labels Joe Root as one of the best young players in the world.
May 25, 03:18
A triumphant Alastair Cook smiles to the crowd after reaching 150 on the fourth day of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 24, 2015
Mike Atherton: 'Alastair Cook scored a brilliant hundred'
Alastair Cook scored one of the best centuries of his career against New Zealand yesterday, says ex-England player Mike Atherton.
May 25, 03:09
Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Ross Taylor on day three of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 23, 2015
Ian Smith impressed by battling England against New Zealand
England have a lof of work to do if they are going to avoid defeat against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's, according to former Kiwi international Ian Smith.
May 23, 20:39
New Zealand's Kane Williamson celebrates reaching his century on the third day of the First Test with England on May 23, 2015
Kane Williamson "disappointed" despite hitting century at Lord's
New Zealand centurion Kane Williamson tells his bowlers to "stick to their guns" ahead of day four of the first Test against England at Lord's.
May 23, 20:13
Mark Wood celebrates taking his first Test wicket for England during day three of the First Test against New Zealand on May 23, 2015
Mark Wood: 'I showed people what I can do'
England debutant Mark Wood is happy after taking his first Test match wicket against New Zealand at Lord's.
May 23, 19:57
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Alec Stewart: 'Jason Gillespie is the right man for England'
Jason Gillespie can emulate Darren Lehmann's success at Australia if he becomes England's head coach, according to Alec Stewart.
May 23, 15:04
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Report: Jason Gillespie to accept England job
Jason Gillespie will take over as England head coach if he is offered the role, according to reports.
May 23, 14:04
England huddle on day two of the First Test with New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Bob Willis: 'England have to take early wickets'
Bob Willis is adamant that England have to take early wickets against New Zealand on the third day of the first Test at Lord's.
May 23, 05:15
Andrew Gale of Yorkshire Vikings hits the winning runs during the NatWest T20 Blast between Nottingham Outlaws and Yorkshire Vikings at Trent Bridge on May 22, 2015
T20 Blast roundup: Kent Spitfires in thrilling chase against Hampshire
Sports Mole rounds up Friday's T20 Blast action as Kent Spitfires and Sussex Sharks win thrilling matches to go joint-top of the South Division.
May 22, 22:00
Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Tom Latham during day two of the First Test between England and New Zealand on May 22, 2015
Moeen Ali hopes England can improve with the new ball against New Zealand
Moeen Ali is hopeful that England's bowlers can make the most of the new ball tomorrow after taking just two New Zealand wickets on day two of the first Test at Lord's.
May 22, 18:59
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Jason Gillespie confirms he has held talks about becoming England head coach
Jason Gillespie confirms that he has spoken to the ECB's Andrew Strauss about potentially becoming England's new head coach.
May 22, 18:14
Matt Henry of New Zealand successfully appeals for the wicket of England captain Alastair Cook during day one of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 21, 2015
Matt Henry: 'We made it too easy for England'
Matt Henry admits that New Zealand made it easy for England after reducing the hosts to 30-4 on the first morning at Lord's.
May 22, 02:36
Former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss during a press conference on August 29, 2012
Andrew Strauss: 'England could still be without coach for Ashes'
Director of England cricket Andrew Strauss says that he will not rush to have a head coach in place before the start of the Ashes.
May 21, 14:57
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
Nick Compton "desperately keen" to earn England recall
Nick Compton harbours hopes of being called up to the England fold once again, following a two-year hiatus from international action.
May 21, 12:03
Brendon McCullum of New Zealand bats during day one of the First Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval on December 26, 2014
Brendon McCullum: 'IPL is not an excuse'
Brendon McCullum insists that playing in the IPL will not be an excuse for a poor start to the series with England.
May 21, 04:59
Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh puts on his pads as he prepares to bat during a training session at The Sardar Patel Stadium at Motera in Ahmedabad on November 14, 2012
Harbhajan Singh returns to India squad
Indian spin-bowler Harbhajan Singh receives his first Test call-up in two years.
May 20, 16:17
Coach Jason Gillespie of Yorkshire Carmegie attends a training session during the Champions League Twenty20, at Claremont Cricket Club on October 15, 2012
Report: ECB makes Jason Gillespie approach
A report claims that the ECB has made contact with Jason Gillespie regarding the vacant head coach's position.
May 20, 15:25
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook denies Kevin Pietersen ultimatum
England Test captain Alastair Cook denies reports that he issued the ECB with an ultimatum over the potential return of Kevin Pietersen to the team.
May 20, 14:45
England's Kevin Pietersen leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 6 runs during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England on September 11, 2013
Kevin Pietersen: 'England not at full strength without me'
Kevin Pietersen insists that England will not be at "full strength" without him in the side.
May 20, 12:28
MS Dhoni of India edges the ball and is out caught behind during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 22, 2015
MS Dhoni fined for accusing umpire of making a "horrible decision"
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni is fined 10% of his match fee by the Indian Premier League after accusing an umpire of making a "horrible decision".
May 20, 06:58
Tim Southee of New Zealand reacts during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and New Zealand at Seddon Park on March 13, 2015
Tim Southee: 'New Zealand must adapt quickly'
Tim Southee admits that the pressure is on New Zealand to adapt to Test cricket again ahead of the series with England.
May 20, 03:59
Paul Farbrace photographed on January 9, 2014
Paul Farbrace open to permanent England role
England caretaker coach Paul Farbrace reveals that he would be open to taking on the role on a permanent basis should his temporary spell in charge go well.
May 19, 20:58