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England's home season 2011

Strauss handed six-week break

Mar 30, 2011: Andrew Strauss has been given a complete break from all cricket until Middlesex's tour match against Sri Lanka on May 16

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World Cup 2011

Flower cautions on hasty decisions

Mar 27, 2011: Andy Flower, the England team director, has admitted brief discussions with Andrew Strauss over the captain's future in one-day internationals

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Sri Lanka v England, 4th quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo

'Didn't have quality to win World Cup' - Strauss

Mar 26, 2011: On the big day, against a varied attack, England didn't have the quality to put up enough runs to defend. Andrew Strauss had no qualms in admitting that

Sidharth Monga at the Premadasa

Sri Lanka v England, World Cup 2011, quarter-final, Colombo

Tharanga and Dilshan crush England

Mar 26, 2011: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga put their team within touching distance of the World Cup semi-finals, as they overcame a tricky start to their innings to lay into England's bowlers with an unbeaten first-wicket stand of 132

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

World Cup 2011

Strauss was aware of Yardy's depression

Mar 25, 2011: Andrew Strauss has said he knew Michael Yardy was struggling with depression before Yardy took the decision to withdraw from the World Cup and fly home

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England v Sri Lanka, Colombo, World Cup 2011

Strauss confident England can adjust

Mar 25, 2011: For the most part of this tournament, England have not been able to play to a plan, what with injuries, upsets and an illness forcing them to look think on their feet

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, World Cup 2011, quarter-final, Colombo

Contrasting campaigners prepare to do or die

Mar 25, 2011: England are back in the knock-outs for the first time in four World Cups, and given the excitement they have served up in the past month, their Colombo encounter once again has the makings of a humdinger

The Preview by Andrew Miller

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2011, 3rd quarter-final, Colombo

Toss the key for England

Mar 25, 2011: At a venue where chasing is difficult, England's best chance lies in batting first and applying pressure on a shaky Sri Lankan middle order

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka v England, World Cup 2011, Colombo

Muralitharan fit for quarter-final

Mar 25, 2011: Sri Lanka received a huge boost ahead of their World Cup quarter-final match against England on Saturday when their key spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was declared fit to play

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World Cup 2011

Bresnan undergoes scan on calf

Mar 24, 2011: Tim Bresnan has had a scan on his calf after experiencing discomfort as England prepare for their World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka

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World Cup 2011

Yardy withdrawn from World Cup

Mar 24, 2011: Michael Yardy, the England allrounder, has been withdrawn from England's World Cup squad after suffering from depression

Andrew Miller and Sidharth Monga

World Cup 2011

Prior unfazed by opening issues

Mar 23, 2011: Paul Collingwood will undergo knee surgery after the World Cup but remains available for the remainder of the tournament

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

World Cup 2011

Collingwood faces knee surgery

Mar 23, 2011: Paul Collingwood will undergo knee surgery after the World Cup but remains available for the remainder of the tournament

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World Cup 2011

'Expressive' Dernbach hopes to enliven England

Mar 22, 2011: "There's been a lot of talk about it," says Jade Dernbach, England's newest squad member, of his slower deliveries. He joined the team last night, all tattooed, and armed with the slower balls, reverse-swing and an "expressive" character that could well b

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

World Cup 2011

Shahzad backs Anderson to perform

Mar 22, 2011: Injured seamer Ajmal Shahzad is backing England team-mate James Anderson to rediscover his best form, insisting that "all it takes is one game for him to turn it around"

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World Cup 2011

Gooch believes title is within England's grasp

Mar 21, 2011: Graham Gooch, England's batting coach, believes that the current squad has the character and ability to go one better than the teams he was involved with during his playing days

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World Cup 2011

England hunt knockout consistency

Mar 20, 2011: Ian Bell has said other teams will be wary of drawing England in the quarter-finals, and that he did not mind opening the batting

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ICC World Cup 2011

Dernbach called up to England's World Cup squad

Mar 18, 2011: The Surrey seamer Jade Dernbach has been named as the surprise replacement in England's World Cup squad, after Ajmal Shahzad was forced out of contention for the knock-out stages of the tournament after sustaining a hamstring strain

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England v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Chennai

Gibson envies England resilience

Mar 17, 2011: West Indies had the game firmly in their grip on several occasions, but every time, England managed to squeeze out of trouble

Siddarth Ravindran at the Chidambaram Stadium

World Cup 2011

Shahzad ruled out with hamstring injury

Mar 17, 2011: Ajmal Shahzad has been ruled out of whatever further matches England play at the World Cup

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