England

Do Alastair Cook's 10,000 runs qualify him as a great?

As England captain Alastair Cook becomes the 12th man to pass 10,000 Test runs, Rob Johnston asks whether he now deserves a place among the sport's great players.
31 May 2016

James Anderson becomes top-ranked Test bowler

England pace spearhead James Anderson has overtaken his fellow speedster Stuart Broad to become the new number one ranked bowler in Test cricket.
31 May 2016

Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga reported for suspect action

Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the second Test against England in Chester-le-Street.
31 May 2016

England seal comfortable series victory after Dinesh Chandimal ton

After Dinesh Chandimal notched a sublime century, England bowled Sri Lanka out for 475 runs in the second innings and chased down the target of 79 runs in 23.2 overs to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead with a nine-wicket win in the second Test in Chester-le-Street.
30 May 2016

Kaushal Silva wants Sri Lanka to set a target for England on day four

Sri Lankan opening batsmen Kaushal Silva has urged his team to bat positively on the fourth day of the second Test in Durham so as to give England a target in the fourth innings.
30 May 2016

Sri Lankan batsmen keep England at bay on day three after following on

Sri Lanka's batsmen finally managed to come to terms with English conditions, scoring 309 for five in the second innings after being made to follow on on day three of the second Test against England in Chester-le-Street.
29 May 2016

I owed the team some runs - Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali said that he was due a big score following a poor string of knocks with the bat, after hitting a career best unbeaten knock of 155 runs in the first innings of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Durham.
29 May 2016

England bowlers leave Sri Lanka reeling after Moeen Ali's career-best knock

After Moeen Ali notched a career best unbeaten knock of 155 runs, the England pace bowlers rattled Sri Lanka and reduced them to 91 for eight in 40 overs on the second day of the second Test in Chester-le-Street.
28 May 2016

Jos Buttler extends Lancashire stay by three years

England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler has signed a fresh three-year contract with Lancashire which will keep him at the club until 2019.
28 May 2016

Edgbaston and Lord's keen to host day-night Test matches

Edgbaston and Lord's have expressed interest in hosting day-night Test matches during England's international summer in 2017.
28 May 2016

From Bangalore to Durham, the pressure's on

The Indian Premier League and England’s international summer may be at completely different stages but the pressure is on everywhere you look.
28 May 2016

Hales, Root fifties take England past 300 on day one

Steady knocks of 83 and 80 from Alex Hales and Joe Root gave England the stability at the top while a 57-ball 48 from Jonny Bairstow pushed England to 310 for six at the end of day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street.
27 May 2016

New Zealand extremely interested in hosting day-night Test against England in 2018

New Zealand Cricket has announced the summer schedule for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons and has also said that they are keen to host a day-night Test match against England in 2018.
27 May 2016

Darren Gough predicts quick England victory in Durham

Former England pacer Darren Gough has predicted a convincing victory for England in the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Durham.
27 May 2016

Second Test, England v Sri Lanka - Statistical Preview

England have taken a 1-0 lead in the Test series with a massive innings and 88-run victory in the first game at Headingley. With the second Test set to get underway, let us look at a few key statistics and facts.
26 May 2016

Pakistan announce 22-man probable squad for England tour

The Pakistan selectors have picked a preliminary squad of 22 probable players who will have a chance to be selected for the tour of England in July.
26 May 2016

Sri Lanka hoping to weather England storm - Second Test Preview

After a crushing innings defeat in the first Test against England, Sri Lanka will be hoping for an improved performance in the second game which begins in Chester-le-Street on Friday.
26 May 2016

Champaka Ramanayake backs Suranga Lakmal to fill in for Dushmantha Chameera

Sri Lanka bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake is backing pace bowler Suranga Lakmal to take up the responsibility in place of the injured Dushmantha Chameera for the remainder of the ongoing Test series against England.
26 May 2016

Nick Compton wants England to sustain the momentum

England batsman Nick Compton wants his team to build on their win in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley by securing a victory in the second game in Durham.
26 May 2016

Ben Stokes undergoes surgery to treat knee injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to miss the remainder of the campaign against Sri Lanka after he underwent surgery to treat a torn cartilage in his left knee.
25 May 2016