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Ansari well prepared for life beyond cricket

Apr 26, 2017: It was clear that the allrounder had ambitions beyond cricket and clear that sporting success and dressing room banter wouldn't be enough to fulfil him

George Dobell

England news

Ansari announces retirement aged 25

Apr 26, 2017: Surrey and England allrounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from the game at the age of 25

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali

Ansari, Broad doubtful as England ponder selection

Nov 24, 2016: Zafar Ansari has joined Stuart Broad as an injury doubt ahead of the third Test after both players missed training in Mohali on Thursday

George Dobell in Mohali

Left-arm's the charm

Nov 17, 2016: If you're an England selector looking to pick a spinner to take to India, history shows you're probably better off with a leftie

Crispin Andrews

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

'Saqlain acts as our cheerleader' - Ansari

Nov 15, 2016: Zafar Ansari believes that Saqlain Mushtaq's calm influence as England's spin consultant has helped England's slow bowlers find their feet on the tour of India

George Dobell in Visakhapatnam

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 2nd day

Bangladesh in front after fluctuating day

Oct 29, 2016: Bangladesh fought themselves into a promising position in the second Test, leading by 128 runs and hopeful of setting England a significant fourth-innings target to chase on a wearing surface

The Report by Alan Gardner

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur

Cook shelves convention for short-term gains

Oct 27, 2016: With spinners yet to give him the kind of control Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar once did, Alastair Cook has had to turn to his seamers to deliver subcontinent success

George Dobell in Dhaka

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Ansari set for Test debut in Dhaka

Oct 26, 2016: Despite having a decent County Championship season at best, Zafar Ansari has impressed the England management with his temperament and all-round skills, and is in line to play his maiden Test

George Dobell

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Mazid makes England toil before Ansari's four-for

Oct 16, 2016: Abdul Mazid made a fluent century to frustrate England's bowlers at Chittagong, but Zafar Ansari fought back with four wickets

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

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
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