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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Poor form makes Cook sweat

Jun 19, 2014: At the ground where Kevin Pietersen once remarked that "it isn't easy being me" it has started to look a bit difficult to be Alastair Cook

George Dobell in Leeds

Sri Lanka in England 2014

No involvement in reporting Senanayake - Cook

Jun 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has denied suggestions that the England camp played any part in Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake being reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action

George Dobell and Andrew Fidel Fernando

England news

Cook rails at Warne criticism

Jun 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has called for "something to be done" about what he sees as personal attacks upon his ability as a captain by Shane Warne

George Dobell in Leeds

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

England crave tangible reward

Jun 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and Sri Lanka

The Preview by Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Cook runs now top of England's most-wanted list

Jun 17, 2014: With Sri Lanka's attack, and what India will bring next month, a continued failure of Alastair Cook to recover something close to his best form will raise serious worries

Andrew McGlashan

England news

England fined for Lord's over-rate

Jun 17, 2014: England have been fined for their slow over-rate during the Lord's Test against Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Cook heard Pradeep inside edge

Jun 16, 2014: While his team launched into a celebratory huddle, Alastair Cook knew what he had heard. The edge from Nuwan Pradeep into his pad, which Paul Reiffel missed, was big enough for Cook to pick it from slip

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Positive England avoid falling flat

Jun 14, 2014: The pitch has not been the seam-friendly surface Alastair Cook might have anticipated but it stretched his captaincy as England's bowlers strived to find a way through

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Cook confirms Bell, Ballance roles

Jun 11, 2014: The eve of England's first Test in six months did not see Alastair Cook rip up his usual script and name his XI early but he did reveal two noteworthy pieces of information about Ian Bell and Gary Ballance

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England 2014

New England emerge from rubble

Jun 10, 2014: Fresh faces must be complemented by a fresh ethos as England seek to maintain their early season record at home and repair the damage of winter

Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

England must confront failings to improve

Jun 4, 2014: There were some admirable aspects to England's cricket in this series but they are going to need to rethink their tactics for the World Cup

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Edgbaston

Jayawardene defends Buttler Mankading

Jun 3, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene has defended the Sri Lanka team after England's captain, Alastair Cook, suggested "a line had been crossed" in the deciding ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Why Cook and Dhoni will struggle against Clarke

Jun 1, 2014: England's captain is too conservative and India's can't seem to bring his limited-overs aggression into the Test arena, so they are unlikely to beat Australia

Ian Chappell

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Lord's

Buttler not ready for Tests - Cook

May 31, 2014: Alastair Cook called Jos Buttler's record hundred "one of the best innings I've seen" as he just failed to carry England to victory but then virtually ruled him out of having a chance of making a Test debut

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Cook passes on credit for England turnaround

May 29, 2014: Alastair Cook was not taking much credit for the remarkable turnaround in the 3rd ODI after the 99 all out at Chester-le-Street, instead praising his team-mates for "putting their necks on the line for me".

Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Seventh ball the charm for Anderson

May 28, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third ODI

Andrew McGlashan at Old Trafford

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

Cook needs senior support - Anderson

May 27, 2014: James Anderson believes Alastair Cook was not given enough help in Australia when the going got tough and "needs senior players around him to share the burden"

Andrew McGlashan in Manchester

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

Fans' goodwill remains - Cook

May 21, 2014: Alastair Cook believes the English public remain largely behind the team despite the events of the winter and its dramatic fallout.

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England, 2013-14

Cook can draw 'line in the sand' - Bell

May 16, 2014: Ian Bell believes Alastair Cook will continue to show a tougher side to his captaincy as he learns from the experiences of the winter

Andrew McGlashan

Scotland v England, only ODI, Aberdeen

England avoid Scottish slip-up

May 8, 2014: England's new era has begun with a workmanlike victory over Scotland in Aberdeen

The Report by George Dobell in Aberdeen
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