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Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Cook looks to steady England ship

Nov 25, 2014: In monsoon season, England look to get on course for the World Cup

Alan Gardner

James Taylor wants to suit England's needs

Nov 23, 2014: The batsman talks about his long wait for a full England tour, where he gets his power from, and his days on a horse (just don't tell Kevin)

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England in Sri Lanka 2014

England on defensive over Hales

Nov 20, 2014: England have been forced on to the defensive after just a few days in Sri Lanka, with Alastair Cook and Peter Moores having to explain the decision to leave Alex Hales out of Friday's opening warm-up match

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England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Moeen to replace Hales for first warm-up

Nov 20, 2014: England are set to tinker with their top three again by dropping opener Alex Hales for the first warm-up match of their Sri Lanka tour

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England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Bell calls for aggressive England approach

Nov 17, 2014: Ian Bell has called on his team-mates to be "fearless" in their attempts to build momentum for the World Cup, suggesting the public would rather see them "be aggressive and lose" if the alternative was another tame exit from the tournament

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England news

Harmison compares England attack to Ashes greats

Nov 16, 2014: Steve Harmison has identified Steven Finn and Ben Stokes as key figures for England ahead of the World Cup and next summer's Ashes

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England news

Taylor not bothered by KP 'slagging off'

Nov 15, 2014: James Taylor only played once alongside Kevin Pietersen but that didn't stop Pietersen from recording his reservations about the diminutive Nottinghamshire batsman

Alan Gardner

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Cook's task to revive England's parrot

Nov 14, 2014: After some time off, England's captain was in chipper mood at Lord's as he prepared to head to Sri Lanka and had some strong defences of his own record

Alan Gardner at Lord's

England in Sri Lanka 2014

Maturing Stokes fires England hopes

Nov 4, 2014: Ben Stokes has learned plenty from a bumpy year with England and believes the team can still confound low expectations at the World Cup

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England news

Broad confident of World Cup fitness

Oct 30, 2014: Stuart Broad believes he is on track to return for England in the one-day triangular series with Australia and India ahead of the World Cup

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England news

Trott named in England Lions squad

Oct 28, 2014: The possibility of Jonathan Trott resuming his international career has increased with his inclusion in the England Lions squad to tour South Africa

Alan Gardner

KP: The Autobiography

KP's Big Cheese meltdown

Oct 7, 2014: Matt Prior, aka The Big Cheese, has been subjected to arguably the most withering written attack on a colleague ever seen in cricket

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New Zealand news

Cairns to fight perjury charge

Oct 2, 2014: Chris Cairns, the former New Zealand allrounder, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday to contest a charge of perjury relating to his 2012 libel trial against Lalit Modi

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England news

Bopara's confidence remains undimmed

Sep 26, 2014: His omission from the series against India was a surprise, but now Ravi Bopara is back in the England one-day side and is desperate to cement his place for the World Cup

Alan Gardner

Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Essex left to rue another near miss

Sep 25, 2014: As on the first morning, Essex's bowlers tore through Worcestershire, finishing the job they had started two days ago

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Grayson lauds 'gifted' Ryder

Sep 24, 2014: Essex may not be able to celebrate promotion at the end of this match but Chelmsford basked in another Jesse Ryder masterclass

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Essex v Worcestershire, Chelmsford, 1st day

Rejuvenated Ryder maintains Essex push

Sep 23, 2014: While the "Chelmsfort" of T20 fame can be a lairy cauldron of noise and attitude, the Championship crowd tends to be a more pleasant bunch

Alan Gardner at Chelmsford

Yorkshire's lucky 13

Sep 23, 2014: The heroes of 2001 recount how they overrode the burden of history. The similarities to 2014 are striking

Alan Gardner

Durham v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup final, Lord's

Breese provides another Durham 'fairytale'

Sep 21, 2014: Gareth Breese struck the winning runs in what is likely to be his final appearance for the club, earning Durham their fifth major trophy since 2007. It was no surprise that the word "fairytale" cropped up

Alan Gardner

Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup final, Lord's

Stokes nerve guides Durham to title

Sep 20, 2014: Durham claimed their second piece of limited-overs silverware to cap another season as county cricket's magnificent overachievers

Report by Alan Gardner at Lord's
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