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ODI batting nominees

Big chases? Too easy

Jan 11, 2017: One-day batting just got bigger and better in 2016, as our shortlist of the best performances of the year shows

Nikhil Kalro


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

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

England in India 2016-17

Woakes suffers 'tiny crack' to thumb

Nov 30, 2016: Chris Woakes has been diagnosed with a small crack in his right thumb sustained while batting in the third Test in Mohali

George Dobell

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali

England gamble on Buttler to do 'something special'

Nov 25, 2016: England have confirmed that Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes will return to their team for the third Test against India starting in Mohali on Saturday

George Dobell in Mohali

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

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

England face tricky decision over resting Woakes

Nov 16, 2016: England face a late selection quandary over the inclusion of Chris Woakes in the team for the second Test against India

George Dobell in Visakhapatnam

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

Pujara reads the script to thrill his home crowd

Nov 11, 2016: Cheteshwar Pujara gave the crowd the very thing they would have been hoping for since they realised Test cricket was finally coming to Rajkot

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

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

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

Woakes reprieved by controversial no-ball

Oct 29, 2016: Bangladesh thought they had enjoyed a moment of fortune when Chris Woakes pulled a big full toss to midwicket, but the TV umpire denied them

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

England news

Duckett wins PCA Player of the Year

Sep 28, 2016: Ben Duckett, the Northamptonshire opening batsman, has become the first player to land the two most prestigious honours at tonight's NatWest Professional Cricketers' Awards

ESPNcricinfo staff

Specsavers Championship

The moments that made the season - Part Two

Sep 24, 2016: The greatest retirement statement to the heart-stopping finish, ESPNcricinfo rounds up the memorable moments from the 2016 County Championship, from No.10 to 1 ...

David Hopps

England news

Yorkshire without Root, Bairstow for title push

Sep 5, 2016: Yorkshire will be without Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow as they aim to overtake Middlesex and secure a hat-trick of County Championship titles in the closing weeks of the season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in England 2016

England 'pinching themselves' at ODI revival

Aug 31, 2016: Chris Woakes, the England fast bowler, has admitted the players "have to pinch ourselves" after the dramatic turnaround in their one-day fortunes over the last year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in England 2016

Woakes stands tall, but too many batting holes

Aug 15, 2016: After a series where their depth of allrounders stood out, but familiar batting failings remained, ESPNcricinfo looks at how England's players performed

George Dobell

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Shafiq and Younis centuries put Pakistan into the driving seat

Aug 12, 2016: Hundreds from Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan, the latter unbeaten, helped Pakistan to 340 for 6 and their most comprehensive day's batting of the tour so far

The Report by Andrew Miller

England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Cook, Hales century stand caps England fightback

Aug 5, 2016: The worm turns again. There is some wonderful Test cricket being played at the moment and the Edgbaston Test could bubble up into a humdinger after Alastair Cook and Alex Hales wiped out Pakistan's lead with an unbroken stand of 117

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Edgbaston

'Amazing what six months can do for you'

Aug 1, 2016: Chris Woakes finished the Centurion Test in January uncertain about his future in the side; now, as England prepare to play at his home ground, he is a first-choice pick

Andrew McGlashan
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