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Downton defends handling of Cook sacking

Dec 20, 2014: England were harbouring growing doubts about Alastair Cook's future as one-day captain even as they expressed absolute faith in his leadership during the tour of Sri Lanka

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South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Steyn six completes West Indies humiliation

Dec 20, 2014: Dale Steyn had bided his time while South Africa built a position of supremacy against West Indies, but when he stirred the effect was lethal. West Indies were blown away within 15.3 overs, their last seven wickets falling for 55 runs

The Report by David Hopps

England news

Cook sacked as England one-day captain

Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has been removed as captain of England's one-day side with Eoin Morgan appointed to lead England at the World Cup that starts in February.

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South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Philander, Morkel leave WI on rocks

Dec 19, 2014: West Indies' resistance in the face of South Africa's daunting first-innings total could not be faulted for determination but it went entirely unrewarded as they ended the day trailing by 275 runs after following on with eight wickets in hand

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Van Zyl maiden ton and Amla double sink West Indies

Dec 18, 2014: A comfortable century on Test debut for Stiaan van Zyl and an imperious double hundred for Hashim Amla extended South Africa's punishment of a dire, injury-hit West Indies attack on the second day at Centurion

Report by David Hopps

England news

Billings replaces Kieswetter in England 30

Dec 12, 2014: Sam Bilings, Kent's up-and-coming wicketkeeper batsman, has been approved by the ICC as a replacement Craig Kieswetter in the England 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup

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England news

Kieswetter eye problems force lengthy lay-off

Dec 10, 2014: Craig Kieswetter's cricketing career has been thrown into doubt by the revelation that he is still suffering vision problems after being struck in the eye last summer

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Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Pallekele offers best World Cup examination

Dec 9, 2014: Warming up for the World Cup with a seven-match series in Sri Lanka has given teams opportunity to hone their approach, but it is in Kandy over the next two games that conditions might have just a hint of New Zealand about them

The Preview by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka canter to 2-0 series lead

Nov 29, 2014: England presented Sri Lanka with the sort of run chase that Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene could have supervised in their sleep.

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka hold on despite Moeen and Bopara

Nov 26, 2014: Moeen Ali produced an abundant one-day innings to raise horizons and rouse spirits, but it will take more than a one-man masterclass, however brilliant, to turn England into fancied World Cup contenders

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka A v England XI, Tour match, Colombo

Moeen gets England off to a flyer

Nov 21, 2014: Moeen Ali followed up taking three wickets with a blistering half-century from 21 balls as England completed a confidence-boosting win over Sri Lanka A in their opening warm-up match

David Hopps at the SSC

A crisis that defines the age

Nov 20, 2014: Never mind cricket's absence from free-to-air TV - changes in social attitudes, the demands of work, and an individualistic age are all contributing to a decline in participation

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England news

Morgan's warning must be heeded

Nov 16, 2014: Eoin Morgan's condemnation of England's Twenty20 competition has exposed the deep divisions between the ECB and its elite players on the future of the professional game

David Hopps

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

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England news

Ramprakash batting role confirmed

Nov 6, 2014: Mark Ramprakash has been appointed as England's new batting coach. He will take up the role immediately, joining England on a one-day tour of Sri Lanka later this month, and will fulfil the role across all formats

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England in Sri Lanka 2014

Anderson ruled out of Sri Lanka tour

Nov 4, 2014: England have removed James Anderson from their ODI squad to tour Sri Lanka due to a "pre-existing left knee injury"

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Comment

Not so grim up north

Nov 2014: When traditional English cricket clubs need first-generation immigrants to survive, you can expect challenges

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KP: The Autobiography

A flawed character in a flawed system

Oct 11, 2014: The cricket book of the season brings many regrets about the rancour surrounding an incredible talent

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County news

Giles confirmed as new Lancashire coach

Oct 8, 2014: Eleven days after their relegation in the County Championship, Lancashire have entrusted Ashley Giles with restoring the club's fortunes, appointing him as their new cricket director and head coach.

David Hopps and Paul Edwards

KP: The Autobiography

Revealed: the case against Pietersen

Oct 7, 2014: ESPNcricinfo is in possession of an official ECB legal document that lays out the key charges against Kevin Pietersen during the Ashes whitewash that brought his England career to an end

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