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England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Woakes flourishing but bowling questions loom for England

Jul 14, 2016: The form of Chris Woakes means he can hardly be dropped which is making Steven Finn vulnerable, while Misbah-ul-Haq's command of Moeen Ali is a concern

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Cardiff

The rise of Rashid and Mendis

Jul 2, 2016: ESPNcricinfo looks at five talking points from the England-Sri Lanka ODI series

Andrew McGlashan in Cardiff

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, The Oval

Morgan seeks series win as nation licks its wounds

Jun 28, 2016: England still need to win one of the final two matches to secure the series - and they may come up against the weather again at The Oval, with a poor forecast for the afternoon

Alan Gardner at The Oval

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Finn pumped up and ready to take lead

Jun 15, 2016: He has been searching for rhythm and admits to being too hard on himself but Steven Finn has been buoyed by the words of an impressive backer

Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Woakes and Hales make strides

Jun 14, 2016: England continue to have questions over their top order but a few players enhanced their reputations against Sri Lanka

George Dobell

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

Farbrace calls for more, but England show glimpses of future strength

Jun 11, 2016: England have plenty room for improvement but, despite more notable batting failures, they have options queuing up in their bid to become the world's best

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Finn struggles for rhythm but deserves to be given a break

May 29, 2016: Steven Finn hasn't generated the pace with which he made his name and there is some talk that he could be the man to make way once Ben Stokes is fit

George Dobell at Chester-le-Street

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Finn ready to channel his frustrations

May 13, 2016: Steven Finn has recovered from injury and is primed to make an impact when England begin their three-Test Investec series against Sri Lanka next week

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka in England 2016

England selectors take calm view to batting questions

May 12, 2016: Despite much debate, England's first Test squad of the season includes minor tweaks rather than any major overhauls which is a prudent outcome

George Dobell

Nottinghamshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 1st day

Hales finding his groove as Finn labours

May 8, 2016: Alex Hales calls himself a FOMO - fear of missing out - sufferer. But come May 19, he will not, barring sudden injury, be missing out on England's opening Test of the summer

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Middlesex v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, Lord's, 2nd day

Trott flouts helmet regulations to resist Finn

Apr 18, 2016: Jonathan Trott has become the latest batsman to demonstrate the virtues of vision over armour as he made his first half-century since July in Championship cricket

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

World T20 omission frustrated Finn

Apr 14, 2016: Steven Finn has admitted he was frustrated by England's decision not to take him to India as part of the World T20 squad, insisting he would have been fully fit for the tournament

George Dobell

World T20 2016

Plunkett replaces injured Finn

Feb 26, 2016: Steven Finn has been ruled out of the World T20 with a calf strain and Liam Plunkett named as his replacement.

ESPNcricinfo staff

World T20 2016

Dawson named in England's 15-man squad for World T20

Feb 10, 2016: Liam Dawson, the uncapped Hampshire spinner, has been named in England's 15-man squad for the World Twenty20, which gets underway in India next month

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in South Africa 2015-16

Plunkett replaces Finn for ODI, T20 leg

Jan 18, 2016: Liam Plunkett has been called into England's limited-overs squad in South Africa after the ECB confirmed that Steven Finn's side strain has ended his tour

George Dobell

England in South Africa 2015-16

Broad No. 1 in Tests, Finn doubtful for Centurion

Jan 17, 2016: England fast bowler Steven Finn looks certain to miss the final Test against South Africa in Centurion after sustaining a side strain on the final day of the third Test in Johannesburg

George Dobell

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Sublime Finn injects life into droopy England

Jan 14, 2016: Steven Finn's combination of pace, bounce, control and movement ensured England wrested the advantage on a tough day, even as several of his team-mates struggled to shake off an illness

George Dobell at the Wanderers

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Honours even as South Africa waste starts

Jan 14, 2016: England showed commendable resistance to keep South Africa in check on the opening day of the third Test at The Wanderers

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

England drops compound day's grind

Jan 4, 2016: Despite bowling with discipline and control, England's efforts were undermined by lapses in the field

George Dobell at Newlands

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Finn puts England on course for victory

Dec 29, 2015: Steven Finn made the vital incisions for England as they remained on course for victory in the opening Test at Kingsmead. He claimed three wickets, continuing Hashim Amla's horror run of form and then snaffling Faf du Plessis in the dying moments of the d

The Report by Andrew McGlashan
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