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Afghanistan v England, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Afghanistan don't yearn for sympathy, they yearn only for a win

Mar 23, 2016: Two impassioned screams for lbw, neither of them given, told the story of an Afghanistan side who are so close to winning, but just can't get over the line

Jarrod Kimber

Afghanistan v England, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Moeen staves off an England calamity

Mar 23, 2016: England survived a major scare against Afghanistan to sustain their World T20 hopes, recovering from 85 for 7 to steal home by 15 runs

The Report by George Dobell

World T20 2016

Jayawardene praise for 'special' England batting performance

Mar 19, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene has praised the character shown by England's young batsmen after they pulled off the second-highest successful run chase in T20 internationals

ESPNcricinfo staff

World T20 2016

Morgan hails 'incredible' Root as England achieve lift-off

Mar 19, 2016: England's victory over South Africa in Mumbai not only revived their prospects of reaching the World T20 semi-finals, but served up incontrovertible proof of the squad's commitment to fearless, no-consequences cricket

Andrew Miller in Mumbai

England v South Africa, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

Cold-blooded Root simmers in Mumbai heat

Mar 18, 2016: In England's hour of need, and with World T20 elimination looming in the event of a slip off the tightrope, Joe Root's sure-footed guidance resulted in his best-ever performance in the shortest form of the game

Andrew Miller in Mumbai

England v South Africa, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

Poor fielding, extraordinary batting

Mar 18, 2016: Plays of the day from a run-soaked match between England and South Africa in Mumbai

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

Root takes England to record WT20 chase

Mar 18, 2016: England completed the second-highest successful chase in T20 internationals and the highest in World T20 history to keep their campaign alive

The Report by Firdose Moonda

England v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

'Naive' England given a life lesson

Mar 16, 2016: West Indies proved totally and utterly at home in their home from home. England, through little fault of their own, tiptoed through their opening engagement like backpackers out of the airport

Andrew Miller in Mumbai

England in South Africa 2015-16

England pay for Wile E. Coyote moment

Feb 15, 2016: It was the series that got away from England but if a young team can learn lessons from what went wrong, especially in the final two matches, then the future remains bright

Alan Gardner

South Africa v England, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

Morris stars as South Africa snatch thrilling one-wicket win

Feb 12, 2016:

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion

The obstruction that wasn't, the wide that wasn't

Feb 9, 2016: Plays of the day from the third ODI between South Africa and England in Centurion

George Dobell and Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion

Twin tons secure SA chase

Feb 9, 2016:

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 4th day

Cautious South Africa likely to be vindicated

Jan 25, 2016: Having had a barren 12 months in Test cricket, South Africa played like a side remembering how to win for much of the fourth day but they had a bit of luck with a storm just skirting the ground and victory is within grasp

George Dobell in Centurion

Bringing Home The Ashes

How Root urned it for England

Jan 23, 2016: Joe Root's book on the victorious 2015 Ashes series is also a summation of England's mixed and eventful year in international cricket

Alan Gardner

England in South Africa 2015-16

England can be 'something special' - Bayliss

Jan 17, 2016: As England trouped off the field at lunch on the third day in Johannesburg, Trevor Bayliss produced what may come to be the defining moment in his career as coach

George Dobell

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

Broad's 6-17 sweeps England to series victory

Jan 16, 2016: Stuart Broad's 6 for 17 routed South Africa for 83 to give England a seven-wicket win at The Wanderers and an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Root produces his best yet

Jan 15, 2016: He was the first batsman to pass fifty in the match and looked a class above anyone else on a lively pitch that is making for terrific Test cricket

George Dobell at the Wanderers

South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Root hundred leads England recovery

Jan 15, 2016: Joe Root has been jostling for the place as the No. 1 Test batsman in the world over the last six months, but his gilded reputation can only have been further elevated by a richly enterprising hundred against South Africa

The Report by David Hopps

The Root cause at No. 4

Jan 8, 2016: England's two-down batsmen have been the least prolific among the top eight teams in the last 40 years, but in Joe Root they have a possible long-term solution

S Rajesh

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Reckless driving could yet cost England

Jan 2, 2016: England reached a respectable first-day total at Newlands, but a better bowling attack than South Africa's would have punished the impatience of their top five

George Dobell in Cape Town
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