Alan Gardner

Alan Gardner is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick

England's bowlers could not find a way past Brendon McCullum

New Zealand v England, Group A, Wellington

Wenger's message to faltering England

England were hammered before England had even woken up - but all is not yet lost

Eoin Morgan about to reverse-sweep the ball

England news

Full IPL window for Morgan, Bopara

Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara will be available for the duration of the IPL, which runs from April 8 until May 24, after the ECB decided to allow them the maximum window of availability

James Taylor goes through a net session

World Cup 2015

Time for England to perform - Buttler

Jos Buttler recognises that England need match-winning performances now rather than hopeful talk of what the future might hold

Andrew Gale and Jason Gillespie the the precious prize

County news

Yorkshire approve Gillespie BBL link

Yorkshire have pre-empted another raid on their coaching resources by allowing Jason Gillespie to discuss the possibility of involvement with a franchise in the Big Bash League

Scotland's Richie Berrington, Calum Macleod and Majid Haq mark 100 days to World Cup 2015

World Cup 2015

Scotland search for maiden win in World Cup

Scotland have never won a World cup game in their previous two appearances. Can they end that run of defeats in 2015? A preview of the Scotland's prospects in Australia and New Zealand

Lalit Modi presents the IPL trophy to MS Dhoni

England's T20 debate

T20 timeline: Revolution to uncertainty

ESPNcricinfo charts the major developments of the T20 format since it was conceived in England more than a decade ago

Rilee Rossouw played an effective innings

South Africa v West Indies, 1st T20, Cape Town

Casualties of the Gayle storm

ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the first T20 international at Newlands

South Africa were powerless as Chris Gayle hammered a 17-ball fifty

South Africa v West Indies, 1st T20, Cape Town

Gayle onslaught powers WI to victory

Easily cowed during the Tests, West Indies deployed arguably a stronger line-up for the first T20 and, despite an unconvincing finish, proved too good for an experimental South Africa

Under pressure Alastair Cook was again in charge for the seventh ODI

Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

'No complaints' if sacked - Cook

It has been a "hell of a year", in the words of Alastair Cook but he will have to wait a few more days to see if it has been worth it - at least from a personal perspective