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England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge

England face dilemma in fine tuning attack

Aug 29, 2014: With Chris Jordan blowing more cold than hot, England could turn to Steven Finn or Harry Gurney at Trent Bridge but both present their own issues

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Durham, Royal London Cup quarter-final, Headingley

Durham burst Yorkshire's bubble

Aug 28, 2014: Yorkshire will rue their elimination from the Royal London Cup, comfortably beaten by Durham despite home advantage in this quarter final

David Hopps at Headingley

England v India, 2nd ODI, Cardiff

Raina, spinners destroy England

Aug 27, 2014: India's intention is to stage a party during the Royal London ODI series, to help them forget what had gone before. After a 133-run win, they look empowered again

The Report by David Hopps

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

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England v India, 2nd ODI, Cardiff

Cook, Dhoni look for on-field statements

Aug 26, 2014: As countdowns for the World Cup go, neither England nor India can claim to have started in the best shape

Preview by David Hopps

England news

'No chance' England will win World Cup - Swann

Aug 25, 2014: Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan have joined forces to condemn England's selection and strategy heading into the 2015 World Cup

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England v India, 1st ODI, Bristol

Hales in as England attempt subtle evolution

Aug 24, 2014: England's selectors have given Alastair Cook their backing and he will have a new opening partner as the focus turns to a marathon of one-day cricket culminating in the World Cup

David Hopps in Bristol

Hampshire v Lancashire, 2nd NatWest T20 SF, Edgbaston

Lancashire dominate meeting of T20 experts

Aug 23, 2014: No counties have better records in T20 since its inception in 2003 than Hampshire and Lancashire. But it was Lancashire who dominated this semi-final to set up a clash with Birmingham in the final.

David Hopps at Edgbaston

NatWest T20 Blast

From beach to Blast for Pietersen

Aug 20, 2014: To seek to exist as a T20 specialist is the most precarious of occupations. Cricket is not like the movies where Harrison Ford can still get the girl even though he is in his 70s

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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

Root takes England into huge lead

Aug 16, 2014: Joe Root's sparky, unbeaten 92 ensured England remained in complete control at The Oval despite a mid-afternoon fightback from India

Report by David Hopps

County news

Frustrated Rafiq to leave Yorkshire

Aug 16, 2014: Azeem Rafiq, once regarded as a potential Yorkshire captain, will leave the county at the end of the season after failing to make an impact in all forms of the game.

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England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Dhoni fights but India's top order folds again

Aug 15, 2014: Without MS Dhoni, India would have been entirely bereft. Even with his redoubtable effort, consolation was only skin deep as India succumbed tamely in exacting conditions on the opening day of the fifth Investec Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

India hope for final twist

Aug 14, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the fifth and final Test between England and India

The Preview by David Hopps

England Lions v New Zealand A, Tri-series, New Road

Rutherford takes NZ A to tri-series success

Aug 12, 2014: Abundant batting line-up or not, England Lions have not advanced their World Cup claims by the manner in which they have twice been dismantled by an experienced New Zealand A in the Royal London tri-series

David Hopps at New Road

England Lions v Sri Lanka A, Tri-series, New Road

Bopara enjoys his chance to build rather than blast

Aug 11, 2014: To many observers, the England Lions top six contesting the Royal London triangular series against Sri Lanka A and New Zealand A loses little in comparison with the senior side

David Hopps at New Road

India in England 2014

Anderson England's guilty pleasure

Jul 31, 2014: There is an uncomfortable recognition that the beauty of James Anderson's cricket comes with a professionalism that has been taken to the limits but weak umpiring has to share the blame

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England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl

Bell debunks the England theories

Jul 27, 2014: England's decline has been the subject of fevered debate. But not for Ian Bell

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England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl

Cook strives to answer England prayers

Jul 26, 2014: Alastair Cook hinted that England would field both Stuart Broad and James Anderson in what could be a defining Test match for his captaincy

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India in England 2014

Hope springs eternal in Buttler

Jul 25, 2014: Jos Buttler's Test debut comes with England reeling from their worst run in 20 years. England's most original player for years carries hope of brighter times

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