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Billings captaincy will spark scramble for Northeast signing

Jan 17, 2018: Paul Downton will also return as Kent's director of cricket as he tries to put his England misadventure behind him

David Hopps

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2017-18, Hobart

Billings and Sixers fall one six short of victory

Jan 8, 2018: Hobart Hurricanes claimed their third straight win, by the skin of their teeth, scraping past the winless Sydney Sixers in a last-ball thriller in Hobart

The Report by Alex Malcolm

T20 Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand

Vince handed chance to restate credentials

Jan 7, 2018: Stokes once again selected, subject to police investigation, as Moeen and Bairstow are rested after Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Somerset v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Taunton

Milne's five-for lifts Kent back into contention

Aug 12, 2017: Adam Milne claimed 5 for 11 as Kent beat Somerset by six wickets at Taunton to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast

ECB Reporters Network

Twenty20 Vision

Whiteley's six sixes shoot him up six-hitting ranks

Jul 24, 2017: ESPNcricinfo rounds up the highlights from the latest matches in the NatWest T20 Blast

David Hopps

Sussex v Kent, NatWest Blast, South Group, Hove

Blake's last-ball run-out salvages a Kent tie

Jul 23, 2017: Alex Blake pulled off a last-ball run out to salvage a tie for Kent and reward Sam Billings first notable innings of the Blast season

ECB Reporters Network

England v Ireland, 1st ODI, Bristol

Billings back from IPL to hail England 'buzz'

May 4, 2017: Sam Billings has returned from the IPL with a message: England's opposition are "petrified" of them ahead of the Champions Trophy

Andrew McGlashan in Bristol

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Delhi

Billings, Anderson dismantle Kings XI

Apr 15, 2017: Crucial innings from Corey Anderson - 39* off 22 balls - and Sam Billings - 55 off 40 - helped Delhi Daredevils post their second win in three matches

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Samson, Billings lead Delhi's charge against Pune

Apr 12, 2017: Sanju Samson and Sam Billings help Delhi post their first 200-plus total since April 2012.

ESPNcricinfo staff

County previews: Kent

Northeast epitomises Kent's hopes of redemption

Mar 30, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews Kent's prospects for the 2017 season

Alan Gardner

England in West Indies 2016-17

First-choice opener Hales hitting the gym at six in the morning

Mar 7, 2017: A period out of international cricket has given Alex Hales time to 'realise what he has been missing' according to England's assistant coach, Paul Farbrace

George Dobell in Barbados

West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua

Billings keen to be more than a fill-in

Mar 4, 2017: With Alex Hales nearing full fitness, Sam Billings knows he has limited chances to prolong his run in the side and stake a Champions Trophy claim

George Dobell in Antigua

England in West Indies 2016-17

England aim to test bench strength as Champions Trophy fine-tuning begins

Mar 2, 2017: While nobody will be calling West Indies "mediocre" this time, there is no doubt that England go into this three-match ODI series as strong favourites

George Dobell in Antigua

England in West Indies 2016-17

Fit-again Hales in line for West Indies tour recall

Feb 23, 2017: Hales, who missed out on selection for the original squad after sustaining a broken bone in his right hand during the ODI series in India, is due to have a scan on the hand on February 27

George Dobell in Basseterre

IPL 2017

Stokes, Woakes, Buttler to miss Ireland ODIs

Feb 21, 2017: Ben Stokes will be available to his new IPL franchise, Rising Pune Supergiants, for the full six-week group stage of the competition

ESPNcricinfo staff

Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2017, Sharjah

Blistering Billings gives Islamabad much-needed boost

Feb 15, 2017: Islamabad United opener Sam Billings combined clean timing with explosive power-hitting to ensure the defending champions inflicted the season's first defeat upon Quetta Gladiators

The Report by Danyal Rasool

India v England, 1st T20I, Kanpur

'A pretty complete performance' - Morgan

Jan 26, 2017: Eoin Morgan hailed his bowlers' collective effort after they set up a seven-wicket win, which the captain called a 'pretty complete performance' during the first T20 in Kanpur

Vishal Dikshit in Kanpur

England in India 2016-17

Hales out of India tour, Bairstow in T20 squad

Jan 20, 2017: Alex Hales sustained a fractured hand in the defeat in Cuttack and England have called up Jonny Bairstow to replace him in the T20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in India 2016-17

Unflagging and zealous, Billings seeks new peaks

Jan 13, 2017: Sam Billings may be a peripheral figure in England's one-day set-up, but his appetite for learning and hard graft is increasingly hard to ignore

Will Macpherson

England in India 2016-17

Billings is up for the job - any job

Jan 11, 2017: Sam Billings has teamed up with England's ODI squad after a decent Big Bash eager to fulfil any role that might come his way

Arun Venugopal
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