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The Ashes 2017-18

Signs that Cook's time is up - Pietersen

Dec 9, 2017: Kevin Pietersen has described the batting of both England and Australia as "no good", and questioned Alastair Cook's desire ahead of the third Ashes Test

Melinda Farrell in Perth

Root, Cook, and England's overseas problems

Dec 8, 2017: England have floundered overseas in the last five years, and much of it has been due to Alastair Cook's poor form and Joe Root's inability to get hundreds

S Rajesh

Book extract

The Adelaide horror

Dec 1, 2017: England were coasting one minute, in tatters the next: a look back at how Adelaide 2006 reduced Flintoff and Co to gibbering wrecks

Rob Smyth

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 3rd Day

Cook's brainstorm wastes England's hard work

Nov 25, 2017: Alastair Cook has a deserved reputation for discipline and determination but he fell to a sucker punch at the Gabba

George Dobell

The Ashes 2017-18

Pre-series 'trash-talking' makes Cook 'chuckle'

Nov 21, 2017: The England batsman respectfully plays down the threat posed by Australia's pace attack, and scars from 2013-14 coming back to haunt the team

George Dobell in Brisbane

Cricket Australia XI v England, tour match, Townsville, 2nd day

Stoneman hits century as England find their groove

Nov 16, 2017: Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Dawid Malan also hit half-centuries on a productive day in the middle, but the quality of the bowling was a world away from what will greet England next week

George Dobell in Townsville

CA XI v England XI, Adelaide, 1st day

Malan leads the way for England in sluggish contest

Nov 8, 2017: Mark Stoneman, Joe Root and Dawid Malan scored half-centuries but England struggled to capitalise on a slow surface in their day-night warm-up match

George Dobell in Adelaide

Specsavers Championship: Essex's title

Why Essex shocked English cricket: five key factors

Sep 14, 2017: Essex's anticipated title win has been perhaps the biggest surprise in the Championship since the advent of two divisions. Here we look at some of the key factors on their road to the pennant

Alan Gardner

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies

Aug 20, 2017: It tells you much about the current state of world cricket that Edgbaston had only budgeted for a three-day Test

George Dobell

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Cook goes big again

Aug 18, 2017: Stats analysis of Alastair Cook's 243 against West Indies at Edgbaston

Bharath Seervi

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Easy pickings for England show how times have changed

Aug 17, 2017: Alastair Cook and Joe Root scored two of their softer hundreds against a West Indies attack low on confidence and quality

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Cook doffs cap to 'phenomenal' Root

Aug 17, 2017: Alastair Cook conceded that the performance of the day had come from his sidekick and successor as captain, Joe Root

Andrew Miller at Edgbaston

England v West Indies, 1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Cook and Root cast West Indies into the darkness

Aug 17, 2017: As day turned to night a familiar figure made light of the creeping darkness to leave England in the pink

The Report by Andrew Miller

Tonking it before tea, and double-barrelled exploits

Aug 1, 2017: Also, who has the most Test scores between 80 and 99?

Steven Lynch

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

Hundred eludes Cook but innings has tons of value

Jul 28, 2017: His record against South Africa remains Cook's worst against any Test nation, but his 88 at The Oval could prove hugely significance

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

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

Cook's openness a lesson for England

Jul 27, 2017: Alastair Cook has benefited greatly from the advice of Gary Palmer - is it time for the ECB to change its stance on using him as a batting coach?

George Dobell at Kia Oval

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

Philander leaves England feeling queasy

Jul 27, 2017: Vernon Philander became ill shortly before the start of the Test but it did not stop him producing three high-class spells of seam bowling

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

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

Cook stands firm after Philander threatens England again

Jul 27, 2017: Recklessness was the charge laid against England after their double collapse at Trent Bridge, but rarely, if ever, has such an accusation been levelled against Alastair Cook

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 1st day

Smashing it after late call-ups

Jul 26, 2017: A look at a few famous instances of players making a splash after being summoned late

Srinath Sripath

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

England lose 20 wickets in 96.1 overs

Jul 17, 2017: All the stats and landmarks from a memorable victory for South Africa in the second Test against England at Trent Bridge

Bharath Seervi
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