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One battle too far for Prior

Jul 22, 2014: The last year has not been kind to Matt Prior but that should not diminish what he achieved for England and, if his career does prove to be over, he can be remembered as a key part of the period of sustained success

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Three Tests to save Cook's captaincy

Jul 21, 2014: Alastair Cook admitted his position as captain will become "untenable" if he cannot arrest his slump in batting form within the next three Tests.

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 5th day

Hapless England victims of failing system

Jul 21, 2014: Previous England inadequacies were masked by a handful of excellent players but now the national side are showing the results of an environment too cosy for those whose faces fit and one that ostracises the rest

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Farbrace defends senior players

Jul 20, 2014: Paul Farbrace insisted England's senior players could not be praised highly enough despite recent results at the close of play on the fourth day of the second Investec Test at Lord's

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Scars of the old era haunt England

Jul 20, 2014: It will take something remarkable for England to chase down their target and the more evidence that is displayed suggests more fresh faces need to brought into the team in place of mentally scarred seniors

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India in England 2014

BCCI questions lack of video for Anderson case

Jul 19, 2014: Indian officials have questioned why crucial video footage that could have shed light on the alleged altercation between James Anderson and Ravi Jadeja is not available

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

MCC says ground staff made 'genuine mistake'

Jul 19, 2014: The MCC has admitted to "a genuine mistake" after a member of the Lord's groundstaff was shown sliding his feet on a good length

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India in England 2014

Trent Bridge pitch rated 'poor' by match referee

Jul 19, 2014: The pitch at Trent Bridge, which hosted the first Investec Test between England and India, has been rated poor by match referee David Boon, the ICC said in a release

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

'I was probably a bit naive' - Ballance

Jul 18, 2014: It was been an 'interesting' week for England's No. 3 but the only aspect of it that should really matter is how he is slotting into a key position in the batting order

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Cook's descent into private hell

Jul 18, 2014: Eventually, with the batting failures accumulating and his captaincy not compensating, the reasons for persisting with Alastair Cook are wearing out

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

England squander golden opportunity

Jul 17, 2014: They wasted the new ball, they dropped chances and they reverted to the type of tactics that made little use of the sort of pitch of which England seamers should dream

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England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's

Spat provides useful distraction for England

Jul 16, 2014: Alastair Cook, the Lord's groundsman, and Simon Kerrigan have all been ignored while the spat between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja takes the headlines

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India in England 2014

Anderson charge is India 'tactic' - Cook

Jul 16, 2014: England's captain Alastair Cook has accused India of a "tactic" designed to get James Anderson out of the England team

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The possibles to lead English cricket

Jul 16, 2014: News that David Collier is to leave the ECB after 10 years as chief executive has created a vacancy in one of the most important roles in English cricket. Here George Dobell assesses the leading candidates.

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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Burnout worries after deathly slog

Jul 13, 2014: The opening Test ended with the levity of Alastair Cook taking a Test wicket in a match where his captaincy showed encouraging signs but England should be assisted more by their system rather than hindered

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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

England could turn to Kerrigan at Lord's

Jul 12, 2014: After a hard slog on a lifeless wicket and similarly docile conditions expected at Lord's, England may recall the Lancashire spinner to inject a bit of bite into their bowling attack

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Collier to leave role as ECB chief executive

Jul 12, 2014: David Collier is leaving the ECB after a decade as chief executive. Appointed in October 2004, he is expected to remain in place until the end of the season though an interim appointment is expected to be made shortly.

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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Lack of leaders a hurdle to England revival

Jul 11, 2014: In a batting order containing four or five relatively inexperienced cricketers, it is not obvious who in the dressing room can revitalise England

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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Broad hopes to grind down India

Jul 10, 2014: Stuart Broad has become the latest England player to bemoan the lack of home advantage after his side conceded a tenth-wicket stand of 111 to India on the second day of the Investec Test series at Trent Bridge

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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Cook's dismissal betrays frazzled mind

Jul 10, 2014: Some may say that the England captain's dismissal was unlucky, but it was the latest example of the demons he is battling as the form slump grows longer

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