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  • West Indies coach Phill Simmons impressed with uncapped duo 6 days ago

    North Sound: New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he is impressed with the growth shown by the two uncapped players selected in the Caribbean cricket side to play England in a three-match Test series starting on Monday. Rookie batsman Shai Hope and fellow Barbadian fast bowling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite...
  • Jonathan Trott returns to Test cricket with a duck 6 days ago

    St. John's, Antigua Jonathan Trott returned to the England side after almost 18 months away from international cricket and immediately opened the batting against the West Indies alongside captain Alastair Cook. Cook lost the toss on Monday and was asked to bat first by West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin in the...
  • 1st Test: Bell century thwarts early West Indies charge on Day 1 6 days ago

    North Sound, Antigua: Ian Bell hit a polished 143 for his 22nd Test century to help turn a precarious start for England into a powerful position on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Monday. Bell had...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 1 1 week ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl. Brief Preview: West Indies and England face-off in the first Test of a three-match series on at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Monday, with both sides involved in...
  • James Anderson will be remembered as an England great: Vivian Richards 1 week ago

    St. John's: West Indian batting great Vivian Richards said that pacer James Anderson will be remembered as an England great and a worthy heir to legendary all-rounder Ian Botham. Anderson earns his 100th Test cap on Monday when England take on the West Indies at the Antiguan ground that bears Richards'...
  • Kevin Pietersen sends signal to England selectors with century April 12, 2015

    England: Kevin Pietersen was challenged to rack up runs in domestic cricket to stand any chance of an unlikely return to the England team after a year away from the international game. He couldn't have started any better. In his first game for Surrey since re-signing for the county to revive his...
  • Former captain Andrew Strauss expresses interest in ECB role April 12, 2015

    London: Former Ashes-winning captain Andrew Strauss has expressed his interest in the newly-created director of English cricket role for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Led by chief executive Tom Harrison and endorsed by incoming chairman Colin Graves the new leadership position is focused on team performance in the wake...
  • West Indies and England seek fresh start April 12, 2015

    North Sound: West Indies and England face-off in the first Test of a three-match series on at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Monday, with both sides involved in reconstruction and rehabilitation following a wretched few months. Facing the wrath of the Indian authorities following an unprecedented abandonment of...
  • Stuart Broad backs Alastair Cook to score freely against West Indies April 12, 2015

    Antigua: Ahead of their first Test against the West Indies on Monday, England's pacer Stuart Broad said he is backing skipper Alastair Cook to make as many runs as possible as he is looking refreshed and confident. "I'd back him to score big runs in this series, he looks refreshed and...
  • Motivated James Anderson ready for 100th Test match April 12, 2015

    Antigua: A day ahead of playing his 100th Test match, England pacer James Anderson on Sunday said bitter memories of being sidelined in the early stages of his career keep him motivated to continue in the highest level of cricket. England take on the West Indies in the first Test on...
  • Kevin Pietersen best player I have played with: Andrew Strauss April 11, 2015

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has said exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen was the best player he ever played with. "In terms of being able to do things that other cricketers couldn't, in the England side while I was involved he was the one guy that stood out for me," Strauss...
  • Jonathan Trott expects 50th Test cap on Monday April 11, 2015

    Jonathan Trott believes his battle against depression has made him stronger and the former bedrock of England's batting lineup is confident of winning his 50th Test cap in Monday's first Test against the West Indies in Antigua. The 33-year-old has not played for England since quitting the 2013-14 Ashes Tour with...
  • Bishoo returns to West Indies Test squad for England series April 11, 2015

    West Indies have named uncapped Shai Hope and Carlos Brathwaite in the 14-man squad for the Test series against England, starting in Antigua from April 13. Hope, a wicketkeeping batsman, has been rewarded for his heavy scoring in first-class cricket where he made 628 runs from nine four-day games. Brathwaite, 26,...
  • Peter Moores brushes aside distractions ahead of West Indies tour April 10, 2015

    England coach Peter Moores said that the team is focused on the West Indies tour and looking to gain momentum ahead of a long and big summer. ...
  • Jonathan Trott's failure concerns England in second warm-up draw April 10, 2015

    Jonathan Trott's outing didn't quite end up the way he expected as he failed with the bat on both occassions after deciding to bat on behalf of both the teams as England ended their second two-day tour game against St Kitts Invitational XI with a draw. However, the rest of the...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Michael Vaughan for new England role April 10, 2015

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the new position of director of cricket on Wednesday as Paul Downton lost his job as their managing director of cricket, with his current post also scrapped. Vaughan was immediately linked to the role, with new ECB chief executive Tom Harrison eager to...
  • Alastair Cook key to England's Ashes success, says Warne April 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne believes England's Ashes hopes rest on their captain Alastair Cook who is back in the side after being dropped for the World Cup. Cook, who was relieved of his One-Day International (ODI) captaincy duties ahead of the quadrennial event, scored his first century for...
  • Antigua in good shape to host England Test, says ABCA chief April 9, 2015

    Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) president Leon Rodney has said the country is ready to host the curtain raiser for the upcoming three-match Test series between the West Indies and England. The ABCA chief said on Wednesday that the cricket-loving island had all systems in place for the five-day...
  • Experience crucial to Windies fortunes, says Denesh Ramdin April 9, 2015

    St. John's: Captain Denesh Ramdin believes the experience of veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul and of the team's pacers will be critical if the West Indies are to seriously challenge England in the upcoming three-match Test series. The Windies face their old foes starting on Monday, attempting to reverse a trend...
  • England's James Tredwell laments lack of strong opposition in tour game April 9, 2015

    Basseterre: Off-spinner James Tredwell has lamented the quality of opposition in England's first two-day warm-up cricket match against St. Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI prior to next week's first Test against the West Indies. England faced a St Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI short on real quality, with the likes of...
  • Michael Vaughan open to ECB management role April 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, has said he is open to talking to the England and Wales Cricket Board about a management role with the team following Paul Downton's resignation as managing director on Wednesday. Vaughan is understood to have had a breakfast meeting with Tom Harrison, the ECB...
  • England held to a draw despite Alastair Cook ton in WI tour warm-up April 8, 2015

    Captain Alastair Cook scored a century but England fell short of securing a victory in their opening two-day warm-up match against St Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI in the Caribbean. Cook, who was unbeaten on 95 overnight, wasted little time on Day 2 and slammed 101 not out off 198 deliveries...
  • Alastair Cook scores first century for England since 2013 April 7, 2015

    England captain Alastair Cook scored his first century for his country since an Ashes warm-up game in November 2013 before retiring on 101 not out against a St Kitts Invitational XI on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Cook, who has made 25 centuries in 109 Tests and scored 8,423 runs at an average...
  • England solid after bowling out St Kitts for paltry 59 on Day 1 of warm-up April 7, 2015

    England made a flying start to their tour of West Indies by bowling out St Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI for 59 before Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott added 158 for the first wicket on Day 1 of the warm -up match in Basseterre on Monday. In England's first match since...
  • Kevin Pietersen hits back at former skipper Graham Gooch for rebel tour April 6, 2015

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has criticised former England captain Graham Gooch for his role in the rebel tour of South Africa in 1982. Pitersen's verbal attack came after Gooch said victory for England in their upcoming series against the West Indies could end speculation that the sacked batsman will...
  • England pacer Plunkett vows to greet Windies with 'chin music' April 5, 2015

    Basseterre: England fast bowler Liam Plunkett on Sunday said he wants to make life uncomfortable for the opposing batsmen during the tour of West Indies which starts with a warm-up match against St Kitts on Monday. Caribbean cricket is synonymous with 'chin music', the art of short-pitched fast bowling. Plunkett wants...
  • Jonathan Trott could open for England in Tests against West Indies April 5, 2015

    England are hoping their long search for an opening batsman to replace former captain Andrew Strauss will end with the possible return of Jonathan Trott to their Test team for the series against the West Indies. Trott is back in the England set-up for the first time since he left the...
  • ECB can deal with all the external stuff, says Alastair Cook April 4, 2015

    Lots has gone on since that Oval win against India and to get back there is going to be a challenge. We've got to focus on the next five weeks, says England Test captain. ...
  • Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand Test squad April 4, 2015

    Wellington: The return of World Cup star Martin Guptill and a call-up for fast-bowler Matt Henry headlined the New Zealand Test squad named on Saturday for the series against England starting next month. Guptill, the leading run scorer in the recent World Cup, has not been required for Test duty since...
  • After England, Chris Gayle may even miss Australia Test series April 3, 2015

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been all but ruled out of the two-match Test series against Australia in June. The left-hander has already confirmed his unavailability for the upcoming three-Test series against England due to a chronic back injury, reports cricket.com.au. However, he will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore...