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Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth

Dobell: Rightly or wrongly, careers and jobs on the line for England

Dec 13, 2017: If England lose in Perth the Ashes will be gone and a whitewash will loom, leaving players, coaches and selectors with tough questions to answer

George Dobell in Perth

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings

Aug 11, 2017: Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies

George Dobell

Yorkshire v Durham, NatWest Blast, North Group, Headingley

Rashid's best sends Yorkshire top

Jul 26, 2017: Adil Rashid returned a career-best 4 for 19 at Headingley to send Yorkshire top of North Group and condemn Durham to their sixth straight defeat

ECB Reporters Network

Champions Trophy 2017

Champions Trophy XI: Captain Sarfraz pips Kohli, Tamim in at No. 3

Jun 19, 2017: India and Pakistan's best performers occupy seven of the eleven slots, while Kane Williamson is the only one from outside the semi-finalists

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Bayliss backs his squad but 2019 spots up for grabs

Jun 15, 2017: Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, has challenged the next generation of England players to stake a claim for a spot in the 2019 World Cup

Andrew McGlashan

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy, Group A

Roy the sad exception as confidence courses through England's game

Jun 10, 2017: England have been at pains to provide public support to Roy in recent days. Quite right, too. There is no point pursuing a continuity of selection policy and then undermining it with whispers in the media

George Dobell

England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston

Wood, Stokes close the door on Australia

Jun 10, 2017: In another rain-hit game at the Champions Trophy, England got the better of Australia and knocked them out of the tournament

The Report by Daniel Brettig

England v New Zealand, Champions Trophy, Group A

Wood repays the faith as England bowlers make their stand

Jun 6, 2017: England's batsmen have hogged the limelight, but today it was the bowlers' turn, not least Mark Wood, whose solitary wicket may have sealed the win

Andrew McGlashan in Cardiff

Bradford becomes a symbol of Yorkshire pride at last

May 23, 2017: The unveiling of new net facilities at Bradford's Park Avenue ground sent a message of togetherness and decency in troubled times that went beyond cricket

David Hopps

England v Ireland, 1st ODI, Bristol

Porterfield calls on Ireland to 'get fired up' for Lord's

May 5, 2017: William Porterfield said his side need to "park the game and leave it in Bristol" after they were heavily beaten in the first ODI against England

Andrew McGlashan in Bristol

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Royal London Cup, North Group, Headingley

Rashid, Rafiq snuff out Lancashire to claim Roses rights

May 1, 2017: Spin proved to be Yorkshire's route to a comfortable 79-run victory over Lancashire as Adil Rashid and Azeem Rafiq were at the top of their game on a surface offering a little purchase

David Hopps


Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell

The problem with England's fondness for allrounders

Dec 26, 2016: When you pick players for reasonable ability in two disciplines, that affects your ability to win Test matches

Sanjay Manjrekar

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

Cook presses for spin-bowling coach

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook has said that the ECB needs to give serious consideration to employing a full-time spin-bowling coach for the national side after the punishment inflicted on the England attack in India.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Spin shortcomings mean England will have to get used to defeat in India

Dec 19, 2016: England's bowlers were powerless to resist India's advance in Chennai, but the fault lies with the administrators more than the players

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Lack of reverse leaves England burnt

Dec 18, 2016: It was another day of slim pickings in the field and, despite dismissing Virat Kohli cheaply for the first time in the series, could find themselves under pressure to save the game

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Dawson hints at Test calibre in spite of lack of first-class grounding

Dec 17, 2016: Liam Dawson earned his Test selection largely on the strength of his impressive net-bowling in white-ball cricket. But he indicated on debut that he is made of the right stuff

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 2nd day

Vijay lays down gauntlet, England retreat

Dec 9, 2016: The duel between Adil Rashid and M Vijay was set up to be a tantalising one - but one blow for six tipped things India's way

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Rashid leads England's fightback in Mohali

Nov 27, 2016: Adil Rashid, England's leg spinner, produced figures of 3 for 81 to drag his side back into contention by reducing India to 271 for 6 at stumps on the second day of the third Test being played in Mohali on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff
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