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Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell

The problem with England's fondness for allrounders

Dec 26, 2016: When you pick players for reasonable ability in two disciplines, that affects your ability to win Test matches

Sanjay Manjrekar

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, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

Cook presses for spin-bowling coach

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook has said that the ECB needs to give serious consideration to employing a full-time spin-bowling coach for the national side after the punishment inflicted on the England attack in India.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Spin shortcomings mean England will have to get used to defeat in India

Dec 19, 2016: England's bowlers were powerless to resist India's advance in Chennai, but the fault lies with the administrators more than the players

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Lack of reverse leaves England burnt

Dec 18, 2016: It was another day of slim pickings in the field and, despite dismissing Virat Kohli cheaply for the first time in the series, could find themselves under pressure to save the game

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Dawson hints at Test calibre in spite of lack of first-class grounding

Dec 17, 2016: Liam Dawson earned his Test selection largely on the strength of his impressive net-bowling in white-ball cricket. But he indicated on debut that he is made of the right stuff

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 2nd day

Vijay lays down gauntlet, England retreat

Dec 9, 2016: The duel between Adil Rashid and M Vijay was set up to be a tantalising one - but one blow for six tipped things India's way

Sidharth Monga in Mumbai

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

Opening defiance, captain Kohli's runs, and Rashid's success

Nov 20, 2016: Stats highlights from an engrossing fourth day in Visakhapatnam

S Rajesh

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

India strike late after Cook and Hameed show defiance

Nov 20, 2016: Ravi Jadeja struck with the final ball of the fourth day - trapping Alastair Cook lbw for a 188-ball 54 -to leave England 87 for 2 as they attempted to save the second Test

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

How England's spinners outbowled India's

Nov 13, 2016: The stats and milestones from the final day's play in the first Test between India and England at Rajkot

Bharath Seervi

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 3rd day

No lack of resolve as England attack plays the long game

Nov 11, 2016: Despite the lack of tangible reward on a tough third day, England's seamers and spinners both displayed an admirable attitude to keep India waiting

George Dobell in Rajkot

England in India 2016-17

'No security concerns for Moeen, Rashid'

Nov 2, 2016: Reg Dickason, England's security advisor, has played down any concerns that England's players of Pakistani heritage may have about touring India

George Dobell and David Hopps

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

England allrounders disguise same failings

Oct 29, 2016: This time it was Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid who produced a stirring England comeback, but such recoveries are a reminder of long-standing weaknesses

George Dobell in Mirpur

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

We need a bust of Brezzie

Oct 20, 2016: Almost a month has passed since his 142 in the Championship final against Middlesex, but there was enough in that contribution to sustain a Yorkshire fan through the winter

David Hopps

Bangladesh v England, 3rd ODI, Chittagong

Mushfiqur's revival with bat and gloves

Oct 12, 2016: ESPNcricinfo presents plays of the day from the deciding match of the series in Chittagong

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v England, 3rd ODI, Chittagong

Duckett and Billings show their promise to earn series win

Oct 11, 2016: Hold the pose and watch the ball disappear down the ground high into the crowd. Such was the perfect manner in which Chris Woakes settled a wonderful one-day series

The Report by David Hopps

County cricket

Rashid cites family illness for Championship absence

Sep 19, 2016: Adil Rashid has defended his request to be omitted from Yorkshire's final County Championship match of the season, against Middlesex at Lord's starting tomorrow, citing a family illness as the reason for his absence

ESPNcricinfo staff
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