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Pakistan in England 2016

Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree in principle to points system for England tour

Apr 29, 2016: The Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly agreed to a proposal from the England & Wales Cricket Board to implement a points system for their tour of England later this summer

Andrew Miller

Durham v Middlesex, County Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Bruised Stokes returns to the fray

Apr 24, 2016: Ben Stokes was back in action and this time he had the final word as Middlesex reached 358 for 7 on the first day at Chester-le-Street

David Hopps at Chester-le-Street

England news

Stokes and Root seek cross-format gains after World T20 heroics

Apr 22, 2016: England's motivation for this summer is to claim the Test series wins against Sri Lanka and Pakistan that eluded them in their last campaigns against each team

Andrew Miller

England news

Root and Stokes relieved at Taylor diagnosis

Apr 22, 2016: Joe Root and Ben Stokes have expressed their shock and sympathy for James Taylor, who was forced into sudden retirement last week, at the age of 26, following the diagnosis of a serious heart condition

Andrew Miller

Wisden 2016

Stokes, Bairstow honoured as Wisden hails England transformation

Apr 13, 2016: England's transformation to a swashbuckling, attacking band of cricketers has been described as "the most uplifting story in international cricket" in the 2016 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which is published this week

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

'Whole world had come down on me' - Stokes

Apr 8, 2016: Ben Stokes has spoken about the "complete devastation" he felt after the last over of the World T20 final

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

NZ DJs play prank on Ben Stokes' mum

Apr 6, 2016: Two New Zealand radio DJs have been temporarily suspended for broadcasting a telephone conversation with the mother of England allrounder Ben Stokes without her permission

ESPNcricinfo staff

World T20 2016

Stokes the 'heart and soul' of England - Bayliss

Apr 4, 2016: England coach Trevor Bayliss has backed Ben Stokes to bounce back from the pain of being taken for four sixes by Carlos Brathwaite in the final over the World T20 final

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata

'Marlon told me to just swing for the hills'

Apr 4, 2016: Carlos Brathwaite on facing that last over, why he chose to finish it off with a six, and feeling sorry for Ben Stokes

Sidharth Monga, Arya Yuyutsu and Abhishek Shanker

How the final played out

Apr 4, 2016: Relive the all-time classic game with this blow-by-blow account

Sidharth Monga

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata

They came, they rallied, they won

Apr 3, 2016: The ills of West Indies cricket may not be solved overnight, but the victorious teams - men, women and the U-19s - have brought much joy and no little flair

Jarrod Kimber in Kolkata

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final

The sixes that silenced England

Apr 3, 2016: Carlos Brathwaite's stillness, the smooth flow of his bat, the ball struck sweetly beyond the ropes - again and again and again. Four balls that wiped out all that had gone before

Sidharth Monga at Eden Gardens

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata

England's class of 2016 revives the winning formula

Apr 2, 2016: There are remarkable similarities between the England side which won the World T20 in 2010 and the one in the final this time

Andrew Miller in Kolkata

England v New Zealand, World T20 2016, Semi-final, Delhi

New England bury old clichés on way to final

Mar 30, 2016: The traditional staid tactics, has-been batsmen and bowlers too callow to land a paper dart, let alone a yorker, are nowhere to be found in the current England squad. So just who are these imposters?

Andrew Miller in Delhi

World T20 2016

Stokes admits revelling in 'high-pressure situations'

Mar 28, 2016: After defending 14 runs in the final over against Sri Lanka to take England into the semis, Ben Stokes said he preferred being at the centre of pressure situations, rather than standing by and watching someone else do the job

Andrew Miller in Delhi

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Morgan keeps cool as England march on

Mar 26, 2016: Eoin Morgan played down the significance of England's progress to the semi-finals of the World T20 by insisting he was happy simply to see the improvement in their performances from match to match

Andrew Miller in Delhi

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

South Africa v England, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein

A blinder and a blinding effort

Feb 3, 2016: Plays of the day from a rain-affected first ODI at Bloemfontein

Firdose Moonda and David Hopps

Stokes' all-round brilliance

Jan 29, 2016: For the first time since Ian Botham in India in 1981-82, a player scored 350-plus runs and took 12 or more wickets in an overseas Test series

S Rajesh
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