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Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook shake hands to signal the end of the match

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

Home strength set to be tested again

India and England head to Visakhapatnam with the series level and a focus on what sort of pitch will be served up for the ground's debut Test

Mehedi Hasan sparked an England collapse

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 3rd day

Mehedi's 12 seals historic win over England

Bangladesh claimed ten wickets in an electric final session to secure an historic first Test victory over England and a 1-1 share of the series

Imrul Kayes toyed with England's bowlers

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Bangladesh in front after fluctuating day

Bangladesh fought themselves into a promising position in the second Test, leading by 128 runs and hopeful of setting England a significant fourth-innings target to chase on a wearing surface

Tamim Iqbal got going with a series of boundaries after a slow start

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Tamim ton the beacon on 13-wicket day

Bangladesh suffered an abysmal collapse of 9 for 49 in their first innings but then removed three England wickets before rain brought an early finished to the first day of the Dhaka Test

Jos Buttler points the way during England training

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Captain Buttler ready to step into breach

In Jos Buttler, who has accepted the one-day captaincy on a locum basis, England seem to have a sensitive and thoughtful leader for the challenges to come in Bangladesh

Chris Rogers supervises Somerset's title challenge

Australia news

'No toss' rule could benefit Australia - Rogers

Chris Rogers, the former Australia opener who announced his retirement last week, has suggested a similar change to the toss regulations introduced in England for the 2016 Championship season could also benefit Australian cricket

Andrew Gale, of Yorkshire, and Marcus Trescothick, Somerset's captain, toss under the old regulations in 2015

County news

Spinners stir after change to toss rules

Changes to the toss in England's county game were intended to encourage spin back into Championship cricket. But have they been successful?