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England in West Indies 2015

Strong Yorkshire, strong England

Mar 18, 2015: The presence of six Yorkshire players in England's Test squad will be cause for a justified outpouring of pride

David Hopps

World Cup 2015

Root struggles to paint healthy picture

Mar 2, 2015: To hear Joe Root talk the day after England's latest defeat you would have thought they had experienced one bad day. Root suggested it was "not fair" to conclude from recent results that a chasm exists between England and the best ODIs sides

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Sangakkara, Thirimanne thrash England

Mar 1, 2015: Sri Lanka made a chase of 310 seem like a weekend stroll in the park as Kumar Sangakkara unfurled a majestic hundred, his second of the tournament, alongside Lahiru Thirimanne's fourth ODI ton

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England review 2014: Best Moments

A whirlwind hundred to rouse spirits

Dec 28, 2014: ESPNcricinfo writers look back at their favourite moments in English cricket in 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Buoyed England aim for series decider

Dec 12, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the sixth ODI in Pallekele as England look to level the series and take it to a decider

Preview by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Root enjoys new sidekick Scrappy Doo

Dec 12, 2014: Root has had a lot of responsibility thrust on him but he carries the burden cheerfully, grinning at opposition bowlers and piling up runs with a certain gangling ease

Alan Gardner in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Root hit the Sanga level - Cook

Dec 11, 2014: Alastair Cook's search for a significant ODI score goes on but his side showed impressive composure in completing a five-wicket win in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka

Alan Gardner in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

England set for another shuffle

Dec 9, 2014: Desperately seeking the ideal World Cup combination, England are likely to continue their player rotation as the ODI series shifts to Pallekele

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Triumph of England's cartoon super heroes

Dec 3, 2014: Joe Root and Jos Buttler, 23 and 24 respectively, are cartoon superheroes in a time when England are desperate to sketch out a more exciting template for their limited-overs game

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Sangakkara's nifty footwork, Prasad's bad footwork

Dec 3, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third one-day international as England register a win

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Alan Gardner in Colombo

England in Sri Lanka 2014

'Super' Root targets next level

Nov 7, 2014: The last time England made an impact at the World Cup, Super Mario was the biggest thing in gaming. Joe Root will need similar trick moves to help transform their chances

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Somerset, Headingley, 4th day

Yorkshire surge almost makes perfect finish

Sep 26, 2014: Yorkshire played like true champions against Somerset at Headingley to take their final LV= County Championship match to the final ball for a draw

Press Association

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire, Trent Bridge, 4th day

'Something I will treasure for rest of my life'

Sep 12, 2014: After Yorkshire secured their 32nd Championship title (including one shared) and their first since 2001 there was an outpouring of emotions from the players, coaches and backroom staff.

George Dobell

England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley

Root satisfies Headingley craving

Sep 5, 2014: Neither Boycott nor Vaughan were able to satisfy their local crowd in one-day cricket but Root finally broke the 41-year duck

David Hopps at Headingley

England v India, 5th ODI, Headingley

Root century sets up consolation victory

Sep 5, 2014: Joe Root's century powered England to 294, a total which India had little chance of chasing after their top-order collapsed

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Test cricket's young Fab Four

Aug 29, 2014: Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson will take turns as the No. 1 Test batsman. So far each has shown only one technical weakness

Martin Crowe

England v India, 2nd ODI, Cardiff

Root rebuffs England criticism

Aug 26, 2014: It does not seem two minutes since Joe Root was making his first steps in the England side and reading so many descriptions of how childlike he still looked that he might have been preparing for the Primary School prom

David Hopps

India in England 2014

Root star of England's improving show

Aug 18, 2014: Marks out of ten for England during their 3-1 series victory over India

George Dobell

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

India befuddled as England complete humiliation

Aug 17, 2014: India might have been transported to another world, a world so unfamiliar that their senses were befuddled. One by one their batsmen came and went as they underwent the third heaviest Test defeat in their history.

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Do England stick or twist with Robson?

Aug 16, 2014: A number of holes in England's Test team have been filled, but the second opening slot has not been nailed down. A tricky decision will need to be made with an Ashes looming next year

George Dobell at The Oval
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