Former England, Warwickshire and Surrey fast bowler Joey Benjamin pays tribute to England's exceptional performance this summer, which has seen them beat India in both Tests and One-Day Internationals.
He talks about them now being the team that others fear thanks to their impressive bowling attack and says that no other teams compare.
England batsman Ian Bell reflects on England's ODI series win over India, the thrilling tie at Lord's and looks ahead to the upcoming series in India later this year.
Yorkshire's Jonathan Bairstow and Somerset's Jos Buttler have been added to England's squad for the fifth and final One-Day International against India at Cardiff.
Bairstow has been called up as cover for Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is struggling with a finger injury while Buttler is added as batting cover.
Stuart Broad, the England all-rounder and Twenty20 International captain, has been ruled out of the end of the international summer and the one-day leg of his side's upcoming tour of India this winter.
The Nottinghamshire man tore a muscle in his right shoulder during the closing stages of India's innings in the fourth One-Day International at Lord's.
England and India tied the fourth One-Day International in dramatic circumstances at Lord's, a result which handed England the series with one game still to play.
India posted 280 for five having batted as well as they had throughout the series but after a number of stoppages due to rain with both sides ahead of the Duckworth/Lewis par score at different points, England closed on 270 for eight when play was finally called off.
Ravi Jadeja scored a half-century and then took two wickets as India ran England close before finally succumbing in the third One-Day International at The Oval.
Jadeja scored 78 out of India's 234 for seven - itself a fine effort having been reduced to 58 for five and after rain interrupted proceedings, England got home with seven balls to spare.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that batsman Eoin Morgan will undergo shoulder surgery which will rule him out of England's upcoming tour of India as well as the Champions League Twenty20.
The decision comes after Morgan met a specialist and the surgery, due to take place imminently, will rule him out of all cricket for a period of 12 weeks.
Andrew Flintoff tells us that he believes that now England have hit the top of the ICC Test rankings, they can go on and dominate Test cricket for a period of ten to 15 years and he hopes that they can improve their ODI cricket to a similar degree.
He also says that Alastair Cook is the right man for the job and is enjoying how the country has got behind the team, just as they have with other England teams - namely the rugby World Cup winning side of 2003.
Surrey fast bowler Jade Dernbach and Somerset wicket-keeper Craig Keiswetter have been awarded England & Wales Cricket Board increment contracts.
The new contracts have been awarded as both have played two Twenty20 Internationals and seven One-Day Internationals this summer.
England eased to a comfortable win in a rain-affected second One-Day International at The Rose Bowl.
The match was due to start at 2pm local time but was delayed by five hours thanks to heavy rain, and it was only due to some excellent work from the Hampshire ground-staff that play got underway as early as it did.
England will be without versatile left-hand batsman Eoin Morgan for the remainder of the One-Day International series due to an ongoing shoulder injury.
Morgan first suffered the injury during the Ashes tour of Australia earlier this year and it flared up again during the Twenty20 International win over India at Old Trafford.
After having the better of England in the opening One-Day Intentional only to have their efforts prove in vain thanks to the weather, India will be hoping for the sun to shine for the second match at England's most southerly Test match ground, as The Rose Bowl plays the role of host for the second One-Day International between the 50-over and 20-over Champions.
India have suffered a further blow to their chances of beating England in the One-Day International series with the news that Sachin Tendulkar will miss the rest of the series.
Tendulkar suffered a toe injury and played no part in the opening match of the series, which was washed out in Chester-le-Street and India have named Subramaniam Badrinath as his replacement.
Bengal batsman Manoj Tiwary has been called up to replace Rohit Sharma in India's One-Day International squad after Sharma fractured a finger during the opening game against England at Chester-le-Street.
Sharma was rapped on the finger with the first ball he faced, delivered by Stuart Broad, and played no further part in the game, which was eventually abandoned due to rain.
The opening One-Day International between England and India in Chester-le-Street was abandoned as a no result due to rain.
India posted 274 for seven and then had England in some trouble at 27 for two before the rain arrived in the eighth over of England's reply and stopped any further play.
Thanks to a curious hand played by fate, India and England are looking ahead to this five-match ODI series in a near-similar manner. Starting over is the term we are looking for, and despite the obvious differences in their build-up to this clash, both MS Dhoni and Alastair Cook will be desperate to move on.
Samit Patel won England their Twenty20 International against India at Old Trafford by hitting three fours in the final over bowled by Ranganath Vinay Kumar.
He was unbeaten on 25 in 16 balls as England closed on 169 for four to win by six wickets after they had bowled India out for 165.
Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of England after struggling to recover from concussion earlier in the tour.
He suffered the concussion during the fourth and final Test at The Oval when he fell backwards attempting to take a catch and was diagnosed at the time with mild concussion.
India made it three warm-up game wins out of three by beating newly-crowned Friends Life t20 champions Leicestershire 15 runs in their final game ahead of six limited overs matches against England.
Batting first, the tourists scored 161 for five before restricting a full-strength Leicestershire side to 146 for seven in reply with Ranganath Vinay Kumar taking three for 29.
Joe Denly hammered 100 in 68 balls but his innings proved in vain as India continued their limited overs leg tour of England with a five-run win over Kent.
Rain reduced the match to 20 overs per side and Virat Kohli had made 78 in India's 164 for six, Denly hit eight fours and three sixes before Kent closed on 159 for five.
Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales and Somerset wicket-keeper/batsman Jos Buttler have been called up to England's Twenty20 International squad to play India at Old Trafford on 31st August.
Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, who made his debut in the 11-run win over Ireland in Clontarf, makes the squad and is also included in the One-Day International squad.
Half-centuries from Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma secured India a six-wicket win over Sussex in their first warm-up game ahead of the limited overs leg of their tour of England.
In a game that was reduced to 45 overs per side, Sussex were bowled out for 236 and India reached their target with four overs and a ball to spare.
Teaming success with good looks, the England Cricket team is drawing in a new flock of female fans dubbed the BARBIE ARMY.
Traditionally a gentlemen’s game, viagogo, Europe’s largest online ticket marketplace, has in the past month reported a 240% increase in females purchasing England cricket tickets with the One Day Internationals being the most popular tickets amongst the female fans.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is to be honoured by De Montfort University (DMU) when the team plays Leicestershire in a tour match.
Dhoni will become an Honorary Doctor of Letters at a ceremony after the game on Bank Holiday Monday (29 August).
On Saturday, 13th August during the third Test between India and England, cricketer Praveen Kumar hit a 6 which landed spectacularly in spectator Jeremy Cornwall’s pint of Pedigree!
Billed as the contest of the year, this Test series will instead go down as the biggest anti-climax in the history of cricket.
There is not a champion side that has taken such a beating as India, just short of leaving them gasping for breath in every match, nay every session. Meanwhile, staking their claim to be the best side in the world never saw such direct approach - trouncing the top rank pretenders with a 4-0 whitewash.
Jim White and John Pennington describe the action as Sachin Tendulkar just misses out on a landmark 100th international century during the fourth and final Test between England and India at The Oval.
England went on to win the match by an innings and eight runs to claim the number one spot in Test cricket with a 4-0 series win.
Graeme Swann returned figures of six for 106 to precipitate a dramatic Indian batting collapse that handed England an innings-and-eight-run win in the fourth and final Test at The Oval.
India resumed the day on 129 for three and were at one stage 262 for three but once England removed Amit Mishra and Sachin Tendulkar, who made 91 in pursuit of a hundredth international century, they stormed to a comprehensive win.
Opening batsman Virender Sehwag and fast bowler ishant Sharma have both been ruled out of the upcoming Twenty20 and One-Day International series in England.
The pair, struggling with ear and ankle problems respectively, have been replaced by Ajinkya Rahane and Varun Aaron for the series, which begins on 31st August with the Twenty20 game at Old Trafford.
Mathematically speaking, getting to the top of ICC Test rankings is quite easy. Unlike the ODI rankings where calculations are done after every match and winning a World Cup doesn't take you straight to the top, Test rankings see computers in action only after every series has been decided.
A look at today's major cricket news headlines from around the cricket world including England's latest injury concerns and action from Harare and Hambantota.
Chris Tremlett has been ruled out of fourth and final Test against India at The Oval while Durham fast bowler Graham Onions has been called up to England's squad as cover for James Anderson.
Tremlett has been released from the squad due to the back injury he picked up earlier in the summer, forcing him to sit out the second and third Tests while Anderson has a thigh problem.
England batsman Alastair Cook has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after he scored 294 in the third Test against India at Edgbaston.
The innings, the highest score in a Test match at the ground and the sixth highest by an English player, helped set up an innings-and-242-run win for England that put them into an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
Britain's secret little post office at Bletchley Park has been quick off the mark to celebrate England becoming World's Number 1 cricket team. Following the Test match win against India at Edgbaston a special stamp and envelope combination went onto their web site at bletchleycovers.com.
England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fourth and final Test against India, which begins at The Oval on 18th August.
Having won by an innings and 242 runs at Edgbaston inside four days to go 3-0 up in the series, the selectors have made no changes although changes to the team are possible.
England guaranteed themselves the position at the top of the ICC Test rankings at the conclusion of their series with India by completing an innings-and-242-run win in the third Test at Edgbaston.
India were bowled out for 244 as their remarkable run of failing to reach 300 in a Test innings continued, James Anderson taking four wickets and a brace apiece for Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann also playing their part.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma talked to us at the ECB Festival Of Cricket event in Birmingham ahead of the third Test at Edgbaston.
He talks about how his side planned to come back strongly and his role in the team following the loss of Zaheer Khan to injury as well as a dream achieved for him in playing at Lord's.
Speaking ahead of the third Test between England and India, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha maintains that their task in attempting to win both remaining matches to level the series 2-2 was difficult, but not impossible and he is staying positive.
He also tells us what it is like bowl to the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman but also how much his game has developed from sharing a dressing room with some of the greatest players the game has ever seen.
Former England international and Worcestershire batsman Graeme Hick tells us that in his mind, the England-India Test series is already over due to the way England have been so dominant in the first two matches.
He was talking to us at the ECB Festival of Cricket event in Birmingham City Centre ahead of the Edgbaston Test.
If Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century at Edgbaston it will be fitting. Edgbaston has been the English county home of three of the greatest batsmen to ever play the game, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran and Brian Lara.
Recently Shiv Chanderpaul, # 10 on the List of all time Tests runs scorers and endorser of American College Cricket, signed to play the key final games in the 2011 English County season for Warwickshire.