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England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff

England's evolution faces a litmus test

Jul 7, 2015: What is truth and what is fiction about this England Test side? The next few weeks will show us, but for all the talk of youthful exuberance they will need senior players to lift and a good start is vital

George Dobell in Cardiff

The Investec Ashes 2015

What England must do to win the Ashes

Jul 6, 2015: England have not enjoyed consistent success at Test level since 2013 and these are some key areas that will decide if they can overcome Australia

George Dobell in Cardiff

The Investec Ashes 2015

England search for inspiration in latest Ashes saga

Jul 6, 2015: The Ashes remains the contest that defines careers. This is the series that will be remembered - can be remembered - long after a player has finished

George Dobell in Cardiff

Must Buttler keep in all formats?

Jun 27, 2015: England could further exploit his worth as a batsman by relieving him of wicketkeeping duties in Tests

Rob Smyth

England are electric

Jun 18, 2015: Decades of being taught to play the conservative and "correct" way have done the team no favours in the modern era. Finally it has opted for a more carefree, fearless avatar

Mark Nicholas

England v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Kia Oval

England have lift-off, NZ want to ground them

Jun 11, 2015: A high benchmark was set by England in the opening match of the series but a young side is excited about trying for a repeat, however New Zealand are keen to show their response

Alan Gardner at Kia Oval

England v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Edgbaston

England finally given licence to thrill

Jun 9, 2015: A licence to "go out and have a swing" lay at the heart of England's remarkable rebirth in the first ODI at Edgbaston, according to Jos Buttler

Andrew Miller

England v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Edgbaston

Buttler makes the impossible seem probable

Jun 9, 2015: The innings at Edgbaston was not new, but it was extraordinary. Jos Buttler, from a position where England's innings was in the balance, demolished New Zealand's bowlers in a style that embodied the approach of a new team

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Edgbaston

Buttler, Root hundreds set up record England win

Jun 9, 2015: England secured their largest runs victory in an ODI at Edgbaston as rampant hundreds from Jos Buttler and Joe Root led them beyond the new watermark of 400 for the first time in an ODI

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

Yorkshire v Lancashire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Headingley

Buttler's blast earns last-ball Roses win

Jun 5, 2015: Just over 72 hours previously Jos Buttler had performed valiantly in England's losing cause against New Zealand. On Friday evening he smote a stunning 71 not out off just 35 balls to take Lancashire to a win

Paul Edwards at Headingley

NatWest Blast

England influx spices up Roses sellout

Jun 5, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the latest round of matches in the NatWest Blast

Freddie Wilde

New Zealand in England 2015

Bell, Ballance and Moeen worries ahead of Ashes

Jun 3, 2015: A stunning fightback at Lord's as followed by a performance at Headingley which reminded how much work remains for England, but the captain was back in fine form

George Dobell

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

England search for elusive ruthlessness

Jun 2, 2015: There are seven young or inexperienced players in this England team. Inconsistency is inevitable. They are going to require patience if they are to fulfil their potential

George Dobell at Headingley

England v New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Moeen, catching among England's problems to solve

Jun 1, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks at the dilemmas facing the England selectors in the coming weeks

George Dobell at Headingley

England news

Prior still hopeful of returning from injury

May 27, 2015: Matt Prior has admitted that it was a "tough week" after not being involved in a Lord's Test for the first time since 2008 but said England's memorable win had helped ease the pain

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in England 2015

Buttler praises Strauss 'clarity' but results the key

May 19, 2015: A series win against New Zealand would see England back to a respectable No. 3 in the Test rankings. A series defeat would see them slip to a desolate No.7. Hysteria could lurk, either way

George Dobell

England in West Indies 2015

Anderson leads yet again but woe for Mo

May 4, 2015: The series against West Indies showed England what they already knew: trouble with a second opener, a paucity of spin options and the importance of James Anderson

George Dobell

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 3rd day

England's new generation build on the old guard

Apr 23, 2015: After a prolonged winter of poor results, England's spring is starting to bloom with a group of young players suggesting qualities for healthy Test careers

George Dobell in Grenada

West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day

Ballance hundred sets up victory push

Apr 16, 2015: England toiled hard to extract two of the ten wickets they hunted for victory in the opening Test on a dying surface, gaining a huge lift late in the day courtesy of a breathtaking slip catch from Chris Jordan, after leaving West Indies a target of 438

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

World Cup 2015

Eliminated XI: The best of the rest

Mar 15, 2015: Their teams may have missed out on the knockout berth, but their bright individual performances left a mark on the tournament

Arun Venugopal
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