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'I knew England was a write-off' - Ansari

Nov 24, 2015: Zafar Ansari is refusing to dwell on what might have been. But for a badly broken thumb, he could have made a Test debut in Sharjah and now be booked on a flight to South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

England's spin stocks

Six English spinners for the future

Nov 5, 2015: After England's spin options were ruthlessly exposed in the UAE, we take a look at six young hopefuls vying to become stars of the future

David Hopps

England news

Footitt and Dawson added to England performance squad

Oct 28, 2015: Mark Footitt, the former Derbyshire left-arm fast bowler, and Liam Dawson, the Hampshire left-arm spinner, have been called up to the England Performance Programme (EPP) in South Africa and Dubai next month

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in the UAE, 2015-16

Patel switches plans as England come calling

Sep 24, 2015: Samit Patel had planned to go to Dubai for a holiday. Now he's going with England, hoping to add to his five Test caps

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

England in the UAE, 2015-16

Patel recalled as Ansari is ruled out

Sep 23, 2015: Samit Patel has been recalled to England's Test squad for the first time since 2012 after Zafar Ansari was ruled out of the tour of UAE

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

England Lions in UAE 2015-16

Joe Clarke earns Lions call; Vince captain

Sep 16, 2015: Joe Clarke, the 19-year-old Worcestershire batsman, has been included in the England Lions squad for their Twenty20 series against Pakistan A in December

Andrew McGlashan

Lancashire v Surrey, LV= Championship Div Two, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Ansari's joyful day turns sour

Sep 15, 2015: Life was going swimmingly for Zafar Ansari. He had been selected for England's tour of the UAE and could dream of a possible Test debut against Pakistan. Then he dropped a catch at cover, summoned the physio and the day turned sour

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Ansari dislocates thumb after England call

Sep 15, 2015: On the day he was called up to his first England Test squad Zafar Ansari suffered an injury scare when he damaged his hand against Lancashire at Old Trafford and was sent to hospital

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Life away from cricket helps Ansari prosper

Sep 15, 2015: The allrounder has prospered this season for Surrey, but scoring runs and taking wickets are only one part of what makes Zafar Ansari tick

Paul Edwards

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Hales, Ansari, Taylor earn Test call-ups

Sep 15, 2015: Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari and James Taylor have been named in England's 16-man squad for the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE

Andrew McGlashan

Lancashire v Surrey, LV= Championship Div Two, Old Trafford, 1st day

Craftsman Ansari delivers timely nudge

Sep 14, 2015:

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Surrey v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Ansari leads Surrey plunder

Sep 3, 2015: Derbyshire began the third day with thoughts of perhaps forcing a first-innings lead but ended it trailing by 247 runs after Surrey plundered 560

Freddie Wilde at Kia Oval

Surrey v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 1st day

Ansari presses his case for England call-up

Sep 1, 2015: On a rain-marred first day in which Surrey collected the first of the 15 points they require to guarantee promotion back to the top tier of the County Championship, they found themselves in a better position than their fielding deserved

Freddie Wilde at Kia Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

England must confront old spin concerns

Aug 22, 2015: The Ashes are regained, but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead

George Dobell at The Oval

Surrey v Yorkshire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Kia Oval

Ansari stars as Surrey hold off Yorkshire

Jul 29, 2015: Gary Ballance hit his second fifty in three days after being dropped by England but it was not enough to prevent Yorkshire from losing to Surrey by six runs in the Royal London Cup

ECB/PA

Surrey v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Ansari follows Curran with a glimpse of the future

Jun 29, 2015: Zafar Ansari and Tom Curran underlined their potential as two of the best young bowlers in English cricket by completing career-best figures to send Gloucestershire plunging to an innings and 180-run defeat against Surrey at a sun-baked Kia Oval

ECB/PA

Surrey v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 1st day

Elgar's 98 builds on Ansari's dig in

Jun 27, 2015: South Africa opening batsman Dean Elgar scored 98 on his home debut for Surrey as Gloucestershire made them work hard to reach 279 for 5 on the first day of their LV=County Championship match at the Kia Oval

ECB/PA

Kent v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Beckenham, 3rd day

Ansari turns match as reputation grows

May 26, 2015: Even in Division Two, the County Championship demands tenacity and bloody-minded resolve - especially for Surrey of late

Tim Wigmore at Beckenham

Surrey v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Kia Oval

Record-breaking run-fest provides perfect start

May 15, 2015: Four-hundred-and-fifty-five runs, the most ever for a T20 match in England and fourth highest in all T20 cricket, were plundered in just over three hours of ferocious cricket

Freddie Wilde at The Kia Oval

Surrey v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 4th day

Davies, Roy pull off scintillating chase

May 13, 2015: Kevin Pietersen was able to watch delightedly from a Surrey dressing room that has given him unstinting support as Steve Davies and Jason Roy spearheaded a startling seven-wicket victory against Leicestershire

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