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Alastair Cook of England smashes the ball towards the boundary during Day 1 of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl on July 27, 2014
Alastair Cook hails "fantastic" England performance
England captain Alastair Cook praises his teammates for contributing towards what he describes as a "fantastic" performance against India in Southampton.
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India batsman Murali Vijay is bowled by England bowler Stuart Broad during day three of the 3rd Investec Test between England and India at Ageas Bowl on July 29, 2014
David Saker heaps praise on England bowling attack
England bowling coach David Saker praises the team's attack for their performance against India at the Ageas Bowl.
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Indias Ravindra Jadeja shakes hands with Englands James Anderson after India win the match by 95 runs on the fifth day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 21, 2014
ICC allow Ravindra Jadeja to appeal fine
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is told by the ICC that he can appeal the fine that he recently received.
Jul 30, 14:46
Jacques Kallis of South Africa bats during day three of the Second Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 24, 2012
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retires from all international cricket
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of international cricket.
Jul 30, 13:10
Glenn Maxwell plays a shot while on international duty with Australia on March 28, 2014.
Glenn Maxwell planning for return to Hampshire
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell reveals that he is hoping to return to Hampshire next season.
Jul 30, 05:03
India batsman Murali Vijay is bowled by England bowler Stuart Broad during day three of the 3rd Investec Test between England and India at Ageas Bowl on July 29, 2014
Stuart Broad happy with England progress in third Test
Stuart Broad admits that England were "pretty happy" with their work on day three of the third Test against India.
Jul 30, 02:41
Moeen Ali of England waits to bat during the tour match between Western Australia 2nd XI and England Performance Programme at James Oval on December 12, 2013
England's Moeen Ali banned from wearing pro-Gaza wristbands
England batsman Moeen Ali is banned from wearing wristbands showing support for Gaza in the third Test against India.
Jul 29, 09:57
Alastair Cook of England smashes the ball towards the boundary during Day 1 of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and India at the Ageas Bowl on July 27, 2014
Nasser Hussain: 'Alastair Cook's problems aren't solved'
Nasser Hussian is adamant that Alastair Cook's problems with the bat are not solved despite his 95-run innings on day one of the third Test against India.
Jul 28, 05:20
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
England captain Alastair Cook not worried by criticism
England captain Alastair Cook insists that he is not concerned by the criticism that has been aimed his way in recent weeks.
Jul 26, 15:14
England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
Kevin Pietersen: 'Alastair Cook should resign as captain'
Kevin Pietersen believes that Alastair Cook should resign as England captain in order to salvage his batting career.
Jul 26, 11:30
Jos Buttler of England takes part in a wicketkeeping drill during a nets session at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 24, 2014
Jos Buttler determined not to change style for Test cricket
Jos Buttler believes that he must stick to his own style if he is to be a success for England in Test cricket.
Jul 26, 03:59
Luke Wright of Sussex hits out while Mark Wallace of Glamorgan looks on during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Sussex Sharks and Glamorgan at The BrightonAndHoveJobs.com County Ground on July 15, 2014
T20 Blast roundup: Luke Wright helps Sussex Sharks to world record run chase
Sports Mole rounds up Friday's T20 Blast action, as the Birmingham Bears, Glamorgan and Worcestershire Rapids all qualify for the knockout stages.
Jul 26, 00:24
Indias Ravindra Jadeja shakes hands with Englands James Anderson after India win the match by 95 runs on the fifth day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 21, 2014
Ravindra Jadeja fined over James Anderson incident
Ravinda Jadeja receives a fine of 50% of his match fee after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of conduct.
Jul 25, 11:15
England coach Andy Flower at the fifth Ashes test on August 25, 2013
Andy Flower to coach England Lions in triangular series
Andy Flower will coach the England Lions in August's triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A.
Jul 25, 04:22
England's Jos Buttler in action during 4th Natwest Series One Day International against Australia on September 14, 2013
Alex Hales backs Jos Buttler to impress
Alex Hales believes that Jos Buttler will prove himself quickly at Test level as Matt Prior's replacement.
Jul 24, 14:47
Matt Prior of England during day three of 2nd Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley Cricket Ground on June 22, 2014
Mark Robinson: 'Matt Prior is right to take break from cricket'
Mark Robinson believes that Matt Prior is right to take a break from international cricket for the rest of the summer, but blames the media for making his situation worse.
Jul 24, 03:23
Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar celebrates scoring a century against South Africa on December 19, 2010.
Sachin Tendulkar to play "special" role in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will play a "special" role in tonight's CWG opening ceremony, according to UNICEF's Lord David Puttnam.
Jul 23, 16:54
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Sir Richard Hadlee: 'England must support Alastair Cook'
Sir Richard Hadlee believes that Alastair Cook can still become England's most successful captain ever if he is given time to help the team return to form.
Jul 23, 05:58
Jos Buttler of England takes part in a wicketkeeping drill during a nets session at Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on February 24, 2014
Jos Buttler delighted with dream call-up to Test squad
Jos Buttler admits that playing Test cricket will be a "dream come true" following his call-up to the England squad.
Jul 23, 05:24
England's James Anderson during day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test at Durham on August 11, 2013
England's James Anderson could miss Old Trafford Test against India
James Anderson could miss England's Test with India at Old Trafford after his disciplinary hearing for "abusing and pushing" Ravindra Jadeja was scheduled for August 1.
Jul 22, 23:31
Jos Buttler of England celebrates his century during the 4th Royal London One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 31, 2014
Jos Buttler named as Matt Prior's replacement in England squad
Jos Buttler is named in the England squad for the third Test against India.
Jul 22, 15:39
England's Alastair Cook walks off the field after losing his wicket during day 5 of the 3rd Ashes Test on August 5, 2013
Geoffrey Boycott: 'Alastair Cook too stubborn to quit captaincy'
Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says that Alastair Cook is too stubborn to quit his role as captain.
Jul 22, 11:34
Matt Prior of England during day three of 2nd Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley Cricket Ground on June 22, 2014
Matt Prior to take break from cricket
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is to take a break from cricket to deal with leg, hand and Achilles injuries.
Jul 21, 22:57
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India takes a run during day one of the 1st Investec Test between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 9, 2014
MS Dhoni praises "fantastic" India
India captain MS Dhoni hails his players for their "fantastic" display during their victory over England at Lord's.
Jul 21, 17:06
England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
England coach Peter Moores gives Alastair Cook backing
England coach Peter Moores believes that Alastair Cook is the right man to captain the team.
Jul 21, 16:14
Graeme Swann of England smiles during day five of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 25, 2013
Graeme Swann praises 'fighter' Alastair Cook
Former England bowler Graeme Swann praises Alastair Cook for "standing tall" amid calls for him to resign as captain.
Jul 21, 15:33
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on the field ahead of day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013
Michael Vaughan blasts "pathetic" England
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan criticises the way that the current team batted in the second innings against India.
Jul 21, 15:27
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'I will not quit as England captain'
Alastair Cook insists that he will not resign as England captain following his team's defeat to India at Lord's.
Jul 21, 15:16
England batsman Ian Bell looks on in disbelief after being bowled by India bowler Ishant Sharma during day four of 2nd Investec Test match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 20, 2014
David Lloyd: 'England have lost their soul'
Former England coach David Lloyd feels that Alastair Cook's side have lost their soul as they face a huge task to avoid defeat in the second Test at Lord's against India.
Jul 21, 05:34
England captain Alastair Cook leaves the crease after being bowled by Mohammed Shami for 5 runs during day two of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 10, 2014
Paul Farbrace: 'Alastair Cook has our full backing'
England assistant coach Paul Farbrace says that captain Alastair Cook has the "full backing" of the dressing room.
Jul 20, 22:42
Liam Plunkett of England bowls during a nets session at Headingley on June 19, 2014
Liam Plunkett: 'Real hope for England in India Test'
Right-handed bowler Liam Plunkett declares that England will "go hard" in search of a victory against India.
Jul 19, 19:29
Match referee David Boon during day two of 2nd Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley on May 25, 2013
Match referee David Boon rates Trent Bridge pitch as "poor"
Trent Bridge pitch is rated as "poor" by match referee David Boon following first Investec Test between England and India which ended in a draw.
Jul 19, 15:17
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
Vernon Philander fined by International Cricket Council for ball tampering
South Africa's Vernon Philander is fined 75% of his match fee for tampering with the ball in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Jul 19, 05:09
Luke Wright of Sussex hits out while Mark Wallace of Glamorgan looks on during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Sussex Sharks and Glamorgan at The BrightonAndHoveJobs.com County Ground on July 15, 2014
T20 Blast roundup: Surrey, Hampshire, Worcestershire qualify for quarter-finals
Sports Mole rounds up Friday's T20 Blast action as Surrey, Hampshire and Worcestershire all record wins which secure them passage to the knockout stages.
Jul 18, 23:06
Englands Gary Ballance plays a sweep shot watched by Sri Lankas wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene (L) and Sri Lankas Mahela Jayawardene (C) during play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket groun
Gary Ballance feeling good in Lord's limelight
Gary Ballance is enjoying playing at the Home of Cricket and hopes that his second consecutive Lord's century can help England beat India in the second Test.
Jul 18, 21:28
England's paceman Ben Stokes approaches his bowling mark against Australia during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Ben Stokes: 'England were unfortunate on opening day'
Ben Stokes believes that England were unlucky on a frustrating day for the hosts as India battled impressively at Lord's.
Jul 18, 05:58
India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after reaching a century during play on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 17, 2014
Ajinkya Rahane proud to join Lord's honours board
Centurion Ajinkya Rahane believes that his positive approach allowed him to enjoy success at Lord's on day one of the second Test.
Jul 18, 04:08
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
England win toss, choose to bowl in second Test against India
England, who remain unchanged for the second Test against India at Lord's, win the toss and choose to bowl first.
Jul 17, 10:43
India's Ravindra Jadeja bowls during Day 2 of the second Sunfoil Series Cricket Test match between India and South Africa at the SAHARA Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on December 27, 2013
India's Ravindra Jadeja charged over James Anderson altercation
India's Ravindra Jadeja is charged under Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for his part in an alleged altercation with England's James Anderson.
Jul 16, 18:11
England captain Alastair Cook during a nets session at the WACA on October 27, 2013
Alastair Cook: 'India allegations probably a tactic'
England captain Alastair Cook believes that allegations against teammate James Anderson are "probably a tactic" by India ahead of the second Test.
Jul 16, 13:53