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England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Batty delighted at 'surreal' second coming

Sep 16, 2016: On Wednesday evening, Batty's phone buzzed with the call from James Whitaker, the national selector, to tell him he was on the plane to Bangladesh

Andrew McGlashan

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Batty comes back from the wilderness

Sep 16, 2016: Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett look to be the likely beneficiaries of the decision by Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan to miss the tour of Bangladesh

Andrew Miller

Middlesex v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 2nd day

Gubbins shines as Compton searches for fulfilment

Aug 5, 2016: Nick Gubbins made 82 but Nick Compton fell for 11 on his return to first-class cricket as Surrey retained the advantage at Lord's

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

Surrey v Hampshire, NatWest Blast, South Group, Kia Oval

Sibley stars on T20 debut to sink Hampshire

Jun 9, 2016: Dominic Sibley starred with bat and ball as Surrey moved to the top of the NatWest T20 Blast South Group by thrashing Hampshire by 80 runs at a packed Kia Oval

ECB Reporters Network

Surrey v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Kia Oval, 4th day

Stokes causes Surrey jitters after Collingwood hundred

May 4, 2016: Paul Collingwood completed his 32nd first-class hundred and Ben Stokes took three wickets in a fine ten-over spell after lunch as Durham drew with Surrey

ECB Reporters Network

Surrey v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Spinners strike to give Surrey the upper hand

May 2, 2016: The capture of two wickets in as many overs by Surrey's spinners, Gareth Batty and Zafar Ansari, dented an otherwise sturdy reply from Durham

Andrew Miller at Kia Oval

County news

Further surgery for Zafar Ansari

Mar 10, 2016: Zafar Ansari, the Surrey allrounder who missed out on a maiden England tour due to a broken thumb sustained on the day he was called up, has undergone another minor operation on his thumb ahead of the new season

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

'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
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