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New Zealands Kane Williamson acknowledges the crowd as he reaches his century on the third day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London on May 23, 2015
Kane Williamson takes on New Zealand captaincy
New Zealand appoint Kane Williamson as their Test captain, meaning that he will now skipper his country in all three formats of the game.
18:12
English fast bowler James Anderson celebrates after becoming the highest ever English wicket taker with 384 after taking the wicket of West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin on day five of the first cricket Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir
England's James Anderson would "love" one-day return
Bowler James Anderson expresses his desire to play either 50-over or Twenty20 cricket for England again.
Apr 27, 12:11
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
Injury rules Kevin Pietersen out of Indian Premier League
A calf injury forces batsman Kevin Pietersen to withdraw from the remainder of the Indian Premier League.
Apr 24, 14:23
Mark Wood celebrates dismissing Michael Clarke on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England bowler Mark Wood undergoes surgery on ankle
England pace bowler Mark Wood targets a return to competitive cricket in the summer after undergoing a second ankle operation.
Apr 22, 12:00
Rob Key of Kent hits out during the Natwest T20 Blast match between Hampshire and Kent Spitfires at Ageas Bowl on June 5, 2014
Rob Key announces retirement from cricket
Former England and Kent batsman Rob Key announces his retirement from cricket.
Apr 18, 16:20
Sri Lankan cricketer Rangana Herath unsuccessfully appeals for a Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decision against unseen South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers during the fourth day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Galle Internat
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath calls time on limited-overs career
Sri Lanka veteran Rangana Herath announces his limited-overs international retirement in the hope of prolonging his Test career.
Apr 17, 13:45
James Anderson of England with figures of 6 for 42 acknowledges the crowds applause during day two of the 3rd Test match between West Indies and England at Kensington Oval on May 2, 2015
James Anderson eyeing 2019 Ashes involvement
Veteran bowler James Anderson is hoping that he will still be able to turn out for England during the 2019 Ashes series.
Apr 17, 11:29
James Taylor watches Ben Stokes's tight T-shirt on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England on January 22, 2016
Ben Stokes 'absolutely devastated' for James Taylor
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits that he is 'absolutely devastated' for James Taylor after being forced to retire due to a heart condition.
Apr 16, 20:22
Reece Topley during an England nets session on November 22, 2015
England bowler Reece Topley out for six to eight weeks with broken hand
England bowler Reece Topley is ruled out for six to eight weeks with a broken hand.
Apr 13, 16:01
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in action on day two of the second Test between South Africa and England on January 3, 2016
Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow among cricketers of year
England duo Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow make Wisden's top five cricketers of the year for 2015.
Apr 13, 09:09
James Taylor of England celebrates his century during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 8, 2015
James Taylor "overwhelmed" by support after retiring with heart condition
James Taylor says that he is "overwhelmed" by the support after announcing his retirement from cricket with a serious heart condition.
Apr 12, 18:24
James Taylor of England celebrates his century during the 3rd Royal London One-Day International match between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 8, 2015
James Taylor retires: Twitter tributes
The cricketing world pays tribute to the retiring James Taylor on Twitter.
Apr 12, 15:22
England's Jos Buttler (R) celebrates scoring his century during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston cricket ground, in Birmingham, central England on June 9, 2015
England star Jos Buttler "devastated" by James Taylor's retirement
Jos Buttler says that he is "devastated" to hear that his England teammate James Taylor has been forced to retire from cricket due to a heart condition.
Apr 12, 13:29
Stuart Broad in action for England on day two of the first Test between South Africa and England on December 27, 2015
Stuart Broad "gutted" for James Taylor
Stuart Broad speaks of his anguish following the news that teammate James Taylor has retired because of a serious heart condition.
Apr 12, 11:25
James Taylor of Nottinghamshire poses during a photocall at Trent Bridge on April 4, 2014
James Taylor: "My world is upside down"
James Taylor says that his "world is upside down" following the news that he must retire because of the discovery of a serious heart condition.
Apr 12, 10:43
Nottinghamshire's James Taylor in action against Glamorgan on September 21, 2013
Serious heart condition forces James Taylor to retire
England and Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor is forced to retire due to a serious heart condition.
Apr 12, 10:22
A general view of a Kookaburra turf four piece cricket ball is seen before play on day one of the Sheffield Shield final match between the Tasmanian Tigers and the New South Wales Blues at Bellerive Oval on March 17, 2011
English cricketer Adrian St John 'shot dead in Caribbean'
Reports say that Chris Gayle Academy captain Adrian St John lost his life following a shooting during an armed robbery.
Apr 12, 09:11
Alastair Cook at an Essex CCC photocall on April 7, 2016
England Test captain Alastair Cook scores century for Essex
Alastair Cook scores a century for Essex in their County Championship match against Gloucestershire.
Apr 11, 15:35
Reece Topley during an England nets session on November 22, 2015
Reece Topley suffers hand fracture
Reece Topley suffers a fracture to his hand on his county debut for Hampshire after being hit by a bouncer.
Apr 11, 14:26
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 eyes Test return with South Africa
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen admits that he is considering resuming his international career with South Africa in 2018.
Apr 10, 20:53
Joe Root consoles Ben Stokes after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Steven Finn "gutted" for Ben Stokes
Steven Finn admits that he was "totally distraught" for Ben Stokes after his costly last over in the final of the World Twenty20.
Apr 7, 13:42
Ben Stokes still in action during an England training session on February 11, 2016
Stuart Broad: 'Ben Stokes can be one of England's best'
Ben Stokes has the potential to end up being regarded as one of the best cricketers to have played for England, according to Stuart Broad.
Apr 6, 17:28
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Radio presenters banned over Ben Stokes
Two Kiwi radio presenters are suspended after they broadcast a conversation with Ben Stokes's mother without her consent.
Apr 6, 11:15
Pakistan batsman Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates his century during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Pakistan and Ireland at the Adelaide Oval on March 15, 2015
Sarfraz Ahmed takes on Pakistan's Twenty20 captaincy
Wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed replaces Shahid Afridi in the role as skipper of the Pakistan Twenty20 team.
Apr 5, 09:55
Sussex bowler Monty Panesar in action against Australia on July 28, 2013
Monty Panesar keen on England recall
Following his switch to Northamptonshire, spin-bowler Monty Panesar is eyeing a return to the England Test squad.
Apr 5, 09:17
Englands Ian Bell acknowledges the crowd after reaching 150 runs during the second days play in the third cricket Test match between England and India at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton on July 28, 2014
Ian Bell "concentrating on Warwickshire"
Ian Bell is only looking at scoring runs for Warwickshire this season, rather than worrying about earning a recall to the England Test team.
Apr 4, 22:57
Coach Waqar Younis of Pakistan looks on during the One Day International match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium on January 31, 2015
Waqar Younis resigns as Pakistan head coach following failed World T20 campaign
Waqar Younis resigns as Pakistan head coach following his side's group exit from the World Twenty20.
Apr 4, 16:48
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Four England players named in ICC team of the tournament
England have four players named in the ICC World Twenty20 Team of the Tournament after finishing as runners-up to the West Indies.
Apr 4, 12:11
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels: 'Ben Stokes doesn't learn'
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels hits out at "nervous" Ben Stokes following his costly final over in the World Twenty20 final in India.
Apr 4, 10:36
Ben Stokes plots revenge after losing the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Ben Stokes "overwhelmed" by support after World Twenty20 final defeat
England all-rounder Ben Stokes admits that he is "overwhelmed" by the support he has received after his costly last over in the final of the World Twenty20.
Apr 3, 22:31
Joe Root consoles Ben Stokes after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Eoin Morgan refuses to blame Ben Stokes for World Twenty20 final defeat
England captain Eoin Morgan refuses to blame Ben Stokes for his side's World Twenty20 final defeat to the West Indies, despite a costly final over from the bowler.
Apr 3, 22:04
Ben Stokes is in need of a hug from a thirsty Midlander after the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Kevin Pietersen gives support to "star" Ben Stokes
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen gives his support to Ben Stokes after the bowler was smashed for four consecutive sixes in the last over of the World T20 final.
Apr 3, 20:49
Carlos Brathwaite celebrates dismissing Jos Buttler during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
West Indies hero Carlos Brathwaite pays tribute to Marlon Samuels
Carlos Brathwaite is quick to pay tribute to teammate Marlon Samuels after smashing the West Indies to victory in the World Twenty20 final against England.
Apr 3, 18:57
Ben Stokes celebrates his own beauty with Chris Jordan during the World Twenty20 semi-final between England and New Zealand on March 30, 2016
England lose toss, bat first
England will bat first against the West Indies in the final of the ICC World Twenty20.
Apr 3, 14:08
Paul Farbrace photographed on January 9, 2014
Paul Farbrace: 'England do not fear Chris Gayle'
England's bowling attack will not be running scared of Chris Gayle during the ICC World Twenty20 final, according to assistant coach Paul Farbrace.
Apr 3, 10:35
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: 'Losing toss was pivotal'
India captain MS Dhoni says that losing the toss was a "pivotal" moment in his side's World T20 semi-final defeat to West Indies.
Mar 31, 21:19
West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels and team captain Darren Sammy celebrate dismissing England's batsman Eoin Morgan during the first T20 match between England and West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown on March 9, 2014
Darren Sammy talks up West Indies threat
West Indies captain Darren Sammy insists that his side are not reliant on Chris Gayle ahead of their World Twenty20 final against England.
Mar 31, 20:43
Ben Stokes celebrates his own beauty with Chris Jordan during the World Twenty20 semi-final between England and New Zealand on March 30, 2016
Paul Collingwood: 'England taking game to different level'
England coach and former World T20-winning captain Paul Collingwood claims that the current crop of players are breaking new ground for the country.
Mar 31, 19:44
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on January 9,
Mahela Jayawardene joins Somerset for Twenty20 Blast
Somerset secure the services of ex-Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene for 12 of their 14 Twenty20 Blast group encounters.
Mar 31, 09:54
Eoin Morgan at an England press conference on March 22, 2016
Eoin Morgan heaps praise on rounded England after World T20 semi-final success
England captain Eoin Morgan hails a near-perfect performance from his side after they smashed their way to the World Twenty20 final with victory over New Zealand.
Mar 30, 19:03