George Dobell

Senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

Peter Moores and Alastair Cook at England training

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Moores appeals for more time

Peter Moores has asked for time to continue his rebuilding job with England as his future becomes the subject of increased speculation with some commentators suggesting he could be sacked within days

James Anderson became England's leading Test wicket-taker

England in West Indies 2015

Anderson leads yet again but woe for Mo

The series against West Indies showed England what they already knew: trouble with a second opener, a paucity of spin options and the importance of James Anderson

Peter Moores employs the side arm

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day

Short-term failures threaten England's long-term direction

England's defeat in Barbados, and their failure to win the series in the West Indies, is another black mark on Peter Moores' report card as coach. However, the team is moving in the right direction

Jason Holder took two in two balls

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Barbados, 3rd day

West Indies shake off 'mediocre' perception

They were labelled 'mediocre' by Colin Graves before series began, but in drawing this series 1-1 West Indies have shown both discipline and confidence, a cocktail that has rarely been present in equal measures in the Caribbean of late

West Indies flying: Jason Holder celebrates a wicket

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 2nd day

Sporting conditions create gripping contest

At the end of an attritional series, this was a day's play that felt like opening a window on a stuffy room. There is plenty at stake and not a ball can be missed. Isn't that the way Test cricket should be?

Shannon Gabriel removed Jonathan Trott in his first over

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 1st day

Trott suffers moment of defeat

This was Jonathan Trott's lowest moment. The moment when the truth could no longer be concealed. The moment when hope vanished for his international future

Liam Plunkett and Jonathan Trott look on during practice

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown

Stable England find the right mindset

This England side has at its core an engaging innocence, a sense that they are largely unscarred by previous cliques or defeats, that they are enjoying the travel and training, a sense of a side at the beginning, not the end.

Ben Stokes struck in his first over

England in West Indies 2015

Stokes 'in the mould of Kallis' - Simmons

West Indies coach Phil Simmons believes allrounder Ben Stokes is the glue that holds the England side together and said he was in the mould of Jacques Kallis

Phil Simmons talks to the West Indies side during a training session

England in West Indies 2015

Simmons encouraged despite 'startling' Grenada collapse

Phil Simmons could be forgiven for phoning his old friends at Ireland and asking if his former job was still available. Less than a month into his new role as West Indies head coach, the sheer enormity of his task has become apparent

Moeen Ali finished off the innings with two lbws

England in West Indies 2015

Moeen's success surprises himself

In a little over a year since his international debut, Moeen Ali has become a pivotal figure in English cricket especially for his bowling but he also wants to flourish with the bat