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Stokes, Hales retained; Wood loses Test contract

Oct 6, 2017: Jake Ball has earned a white-ball contract but fellow pace bowlers Wood and Steven Finn have both slipped down the pecking order

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Westley and Wood included in England Lions squad

Oct 2, 2017: Lancashire pace bowler Saqib Mahmood and Surrey spinner Amar Virdi are two of the younger players included for the month-long stay in Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

Who should England pick for the Ashes?

Sep 21, 2017: It is a task both easy and difficult. The unusual problem is that the difficult part is to do with key positions in the order

Mark Nicholas

Durham v Kent, Specsavers Championship, Division Two, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Wood revives Durham, Northeast bolsters Kent

Sep 6, 2017: Kent skipper Sam Northeast scored more than half his side's runs before he was last out for 110 in the Specsavers County Championship match against Durham

ECB Reporters Network

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's

'Mark Wood is the one' - Ottis Gibson

Sep 5, 2017: England's outgoing bowling coach believes that Mark Wood can have a key part to play in the Test side despite another truncated season

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

Wood clings to Ashes dream after 'stupid' mistake

Aug 20, 2017: It sounds so simple, but Mark Wood has blamed his own mistake of using the wrong kind of insole for costing him his Test place

Andrew McGlashan

West Indies in England 2017

Woakes, Ballance unlikely for Edgbaston

Aug 7, 2017: A lack of first-class cricket could be hampering England's plans ahead of the first Investec Test against West Indies

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Will Roland-Jones be England's third man?

Jul 30, 2017: James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been almost ever-present for England this decade, but they have had a revolving cast of support

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Wood out, Roland-Jones to make Test debut

Jul 26, 2017: Toby Roland-Jones, the Middlesex seamer, will make his Test debut against South Africa at The Oval after Mark Wood was ruled out with the heel soreness he picked up at Trent Bridge

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Wood given all clear after scans on heel

Jul 19, 2017: Mark Wood has been passed fit for the third Test against South Africa with scans clearing him of injury after he had reported soreness in his left heel

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in England 2017

Ballance ruled out of third Test with broken finger

Jul 18, 2017: Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval after fracturing his left index finger.

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Ballance faces X-ray after sustaining blow to left index finger

Jul 17, 2017: Gary Ballance is to have an X-ray on his left index finger after sustaining a blow on it when batting on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge Test

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Wood struggling to find his shock and awe

Jul 16, 2017: The Durham quick bowler, making his way back in Test cricket, has not been able to provide additional spark to England's pace attack

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Five questions that England must answer before the Ashes

Jul 13, 2017: The Test summer could hardly have started better for England, but there are still several questions England must answer before their departure for the Ashes

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Wood fears the chop as competition for places hots up

Jul 12, 2017: England look set to name an unchanged team for the second Test, but the sight of Chris Woakes and Jake Ball back in training suggested selection could become highly competitive before the end of the summer

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Broad ready for Lord's after sweating on heel injury

Jun 30, 2017: Stuart Broad is confident of being fit for England's first Test of the summer, against South Africa at Lord's next week, after suffering a heel problem while playing for Nottinghamshire last week

Alan Gardner at Lord's

Durham v Worcestershire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Chester-le-Street, Day 2

Wood finds form - but is it too late for England?

Jun 26, 2017: Mark Wood showed his first Championship form of the season with five wickets at Chester-le-Street, but will that be in time to interest England's selectors ahead of the first Test?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy, Group A

Roy the sad exception as confidence courses through England's game

Jun 10, 2017: England have been at pains to provide public support to Roy in recent days. Quite right, too. There is no point pursuing a continuity of selection policy and then undermining it with whispers in the media

George Dobell

England v Australia, Champions Trophy, Group A, Edgbaston

Wood, Stokes close the door on Australia

Jun 10, 2017: In another rain-hit game at the Champions Trophy, England got the better of Australia and knocked them out of the tournament

The Report by Daniel Brettig

England v New Zealand, Champions Trophy, Group A

Williamson carries New Zealand's fading hopes

Jun 6, 2017: Kane Williamson is the spine of New Zealand's batting, and the glue in the middle-order, but he can't always be the solution

Melinda Farrell in Cardiff
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