Alan Gardner

Alan Gardner is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick

Andrew Flintoff takes the plaudits after removing Nathan Hauritz

England news

Five unlikely England comebacks

As Kevin Pietersen continues his pursuit of an improbable England return, we look at some other candidates with bouncebackability

Adam Lyth kisses the badge on reaching his hundred

England in West Indies 2015

Lyth, Wood and Rashid in Test squad

England have included three uncapped players in their squad for the three-Test tour of the West Indies, which takes place next month

Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott put on 143 for the second wicket

England in West Indies 2015

Trott in contention as England switch focus

The World Cup is just getting into the swing of the knockout stages but England are long gone, with Alastair Cook preparing to resume the captaincy for a Test tour of the West Indies

Jos Buttler made 65 off 52 before falling to Taskin Ahmed

England v Bangladesh, World Cup, Group A, Adelaide

Englishmen woken by dawn chorus of doom

Cricket in the Antipodes is a fretful business for Englishmen following at home and the prospect of waking to Yet Another New Low has never fired an enthusiasm for the dawn chorus

Cover of <i>Second XI: Cricket In Its Outposts</i>

Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts

The tale of the have-nots

The Associates are the flavour of the season, and a new book tells the story of their passion for the game all over the world

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