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England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Are England an accident waiting to happen or a grand design?

Aug 29, 2018: It has been a far from simple build-up for Joe Root with injury and form concerns to deal with. The final XI looks exciting, but also a gamble

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

The case for Vince

Aug 27, 2018: Why England ought to play him in the fourth Test, bring in Moeen Ali, and bring back Sam Curran

Mark Nicholas

England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Batting order key among England's issues to solve

Aug 25, 2018: Will Moeen Ali earn a recall at the Ageas Bowl and can Sam Curran find a place in the XI?

Andrew McGlashan

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

More strokemakers not the answer for England but Jonny Bairstow injury may offer partial solution

Aug 22, 2018: If Jonny Bairstow plays purely as a batsman in the fourth Test it may pave the way for England to restructure their batting line-up

George Dobell

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Joe Root makes his big call but has 'no doubt' over Ben Stokes' readiness

Aug 17, 2018: Sam Curran can count himself unlucky to be dropped, but it is an understandable decision once it was decided Ben Stokes was available

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

How do you fit Ben Stokes back in the England team?

Aug 15, 2018: The allrounder is available for selection following the conclusion of his trial. But it's not an easy task making room for him

Andrew McGlashan

England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Lord's laughs as India slip in the wet with another Pujara run-out

Aug 10, 2018: India lost the toss, were asked to bat under cloudy skies and the day was on-and-off due to rain. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for them

Nagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Ed Smith insists door isn't shut to Dawid Malan after Lord's axe

Aug 9, 2018: National selector clarifies reasons for dropping batsman who seemed to have found his game during tough Ashes tour

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England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

England bank on Baby Boom to reinvigorate long-term Test prospects

Aug 8, 2018: The Test readiness of England's rookies is perhaps secondary to the sense of purpose that their inclusions project

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Ollie Pope embraces the naivety as he takes rapid rise in his stride

Aug 7, 2018: England rookie welcomes Tendulkar suggestion that youth brings fearlessness as he prepares for Lord's debut at age of 20

Melinda Farrell at Lord's

County cricket

Fast-learner Ollie Pope makes rapid strides towards England contention

Aug 2, 2018: The Surrey batsman has enjoyed a prolific season to push him into contention and has shown the ability to quickly adapt his game

Daniel Norcross

England news

Dom Bess, Jack Leach and Alastair Cook in Lions XI to play India A

Jul 6, 2018: Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan and Sam Curran bring the number of players with full international experience to six

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Surrey v Yorkshire, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Rain halts Surrey's push after Ollie Pope's career best

May 12, 2018: The in-form Pope made an unbeaten 158 before Yorkshire lost three early wickets

ECB Reporters Network

Surrey v Yorkshire, Kia Oval, 1st day

Pope's century stalls Yorkshire's promise

May 11, 2018: Ollie Pope's second century of the season deepened the belief that he is a young batsman to reckon with

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Lancashire v Surrey, Old Trafford, 1st day

Ollie Pope and Amar Virdi evidence of Alec Stewart's plan for a home-grown Surrey

Apr 27, 2018: Surrey's director of cricket knows the club may not shake the image of a 'cheque-book' county but is driven by the desire to bring through local talent

Paul Edwards

Surrey v Hampshire, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Pope and Virdi offer a glimpse at exciting future

Apr 22, 2018: Virdi, a 19-year-old offspinner, claimed Hashim Amla and James Vince in one over as Surrey pressed for victory at The Oval

Paul Edwards at Kia Oval

Hampshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Division Two, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Pope's maiden hundred brings meaning to drab day

Sep 8, 2017: Ollie Pope took the last nine runs of his first professional hundred from the part-time medium-pace of James Vince, but it was a century in only his third first-class match for all that

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England Under-19s in India 2016-17

The six who stood out

Feb 8, 2017: The players from the India and England Under-19s sides who impressed the most over the course of the five-match ODI series

Nikhil Kalro

India v England, 4th Under-19 ODI, Mumbai

Gill, Shaw tons help India sew up series

Feb 6, 2017: The pair helped India to a dominant 382, before England's response petered out for 152

The Report by Nikhil Kalro in Mumbai

England U-19s v Sri Lanka U-19s, 3rd Youth ODI, Canterbury

Fernando ton sets up Sri Lanka whitewash

Aug 16, 2016: Avishka Fernando hit his second century in consecutive matches as Sri Lanka's Under-19s completed a 3-0 whitewash in the Royal London one-day series with a 24-run win in Canterbury

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