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Pakistan v England 2015-16

Anderson, Cook England's twin peaks

Nov 6, 2015: England's captain and senior bowlers led the way but there were too few outstanding contributions elsewhere

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah

How should England shuffle their pack?

Oct 28, 2015: How do England mask their flaws and make the most of their assets in the make-or-break third Test? ESPNcricinfo assesses the options

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Buttler set to be removed from firing line

Oct 27, 2015: Jos Buttler is likely to be dropped for the final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah with Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, conceding that some players are relieved when removed from the pressure of international cricket amid a struggle for form

Andrew McGlashan in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Rashid's defiance masks middle-order flaws

Oct 26, 2015: England have secured some heart-stopping draws in recent history and nearly did it again, but this time they were facing a world-class legspinner

Andrew McGlashan in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

England's rookies fail their test of mettle

Oct 24, 2015: This was a defining day. There was no Alastair Cook to marshal the batting. England's youthful middle order had the chance to seize a Test match that was perfectly balanced. Within a session it had gone horribly wrong

Andrew McGlashan in Dubai

Pakistan A v England XI, Tour match, Sharjah, 1st day

Bairstow boosts hopes of retaining Test berth

Oct 5, 2015: Jonny Bairstow was the biggest beneficiary on the opening day of England's first warm-up match against Pakistan A as he scored an unbeaten 66 to press his claims for retaining a spot in the middle order for the Test series

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Bairstow and Leaning claim Cricket Writers' Club awards

Sep 29, 2015: The Yorkshire batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Jack Leaning, have been named as County Championship Player of the Year and Young Cricketer of the Year respectively at the Cricket Writers' Club annual lunch in London

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in England 2015

Buttler rested, Bairstow called up

Sep 6, 2015: Jos Buttler has been rested for the remainder of the one-day series against Australia and will be replaced by Jonny Bairstow for the final three matches.

Andrew McGlashan

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 3rd day

Gleam in Gale's eye tells of inevitable title

Sep 3, 2015: Yorkshire's second successive Championship looks a formality after an innings victory against Somerset in less than three days at Headingley

Jon Culley at Headingley

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 2nd day

Yorkshire blessed by England homecoming

Sep 2, 2015: Yorkshire, raised by England for much of the season, have been blessed by the homecoming of Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth as they close in on the Championship

Jon Culley at Headingley

The Investec Ashes 2015

Broad and Root England's difference

Aug 24, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the England players involved in the Ashes series

George Dobell

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

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ashes regained in 14 days

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks back on the four Tests in a fast-forward series which decided the Ashes with a match to spare

Andrew McGlashan

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Ashes Test, Edgbaston

Cook backing for 'unrecognisable' Bairstow

Jul 28, 2015: Alastair Cook has described Jonny Bairstow's batting as having "improved unrecognisably" from his last experience of international cricket

Will Macpherson at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

Root insists confidence is undimmed

Jul 27, 2015: If England were downcast after a 405-run drubbing in the second Investec Test at Lord's, you would not have known it from their demeanour as they reconvened at Edgbaston after a few days downtime

Will Macpherson at Edgbaston

Yorks v Worcs, LV= Championship, Division One, North Marine Road, 4th day

In-form Bairstow seals Yorkshire win

Jul 22, 2015: Jonny Bairstow celebrated his Ashes call-up with a dashing innings that helped propel Yorkshire to a seven-wicket victory over Worcestershire


The Investec Ashes 2015

Bairstow returns with reputation enhanced

Jul 21, 2015: Jonny Bairstow is back for England in Test cricket for the first time since England's Ashes whitewash and in Yorkshire they will tell you he is much improved after an 18-month lay-off

David Hopps

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ballance dropped, Bairstow recalled

Jul 21, 2015: Gary Ballance has been dropped for the third Investec Test against Australia with Jonny Bairstow earning a recall in his place

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance most vulnerable after England blown away

Jul 19, 2015: England weren't just beaten, they were blown away. The selectors will not want to show signs of panic but none of the struggling batsmen should be surprised if they are dropped

George Dobell at Lord's

Yorks v Worcs, LV= Championship, Division One, North Marine Road, 1st day

Bairstow ton sends England clarion call

Jul 19, 2015: In roughly the time it took for Australia to dismiss England a second time, Jonny Bairstow struck a hundred against Worcestershire as Yorkshire racked up 353 for 5

David Hopps at North Marine Road
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