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Sri Lanka v England, 7th ODI, Colombo

Cook form leaves England in chaos

Dec 16, 2014: England's biggest problem ahead of the fast-approaching World Cup is the form of Cook and it becomes more acute each time a member of the ECB hierarchy launches into an impassioned defence of the captain

Alan Gardner in Colombo

England in Sri Lanka 2014-15

Woakes proving to be sound investment

Dec 12, 2014: England have not forgotten about Chris Woakes because he is not allowing them to; instead, he is right on track to be a key member of the squad at the World Cup early next year

Alan Gardner in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Woakes, Jordan inch England forward

Dec 10, 2014: They may not scream World Cup winner at you but the performance of England's two young quicks are encouraging for England

Alan Gardner in Pallekele

Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup final, Lord's

Woakes aims to cap big summer

Sep 18, 2014: From the fringes of the England team to playing every format, plus one trophy already in the bag for Warwickshire has made it a memorable season for Chris Woakes but he wants to add another success before it finishes

Vithushan Ehantharajah

England news

England refreshed for demanding slog

Sep 11, 2014: The new faces on England's central contracts list reflect the end of a period of great upheaval, as well as the punishing schedule over the next 12 months

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Moeen, Jordan among six new central contracts

Sep 11, 2014: The ECB has awarded central contracts to six new players, Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

Woakes denies Flintoff as Birmingham win Blast

Aug 23, 2014: Chris Woakes kept his nerve bowling to Andrew Flintoff and denied Lancashire the 14 runs they needed off the final over as Birmingham won their maiden T20 title

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Woakes, Jordan show calibre

Aug 15, 2014: The performances of Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan in dismantling India suggested they could translate their county form to international level

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Dhoni fights but India's top order folds again

Aug 15, 2014: Without MS Dhoni, India would have been entirely bereft. Even with his redoubtable effort, consolation was only skin deep as India succumbed tamely in exacting conditions on the opening day of the fifth Investec Test

The Report by David Hopps

India in England 2014

Supporting cast a concern for England

Aug 11, 2014: England need to find better support acts for James Anderson and Stuart Broad to compete in 17 Tests over nine months next year

Andrew McGlashan

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Young England growing up fast

Aug 9, 2014: The turnaround in England's fortunes since defeat at Lord's has been remarkable and testament to the faith Alastair Cook has shown in several new players

Mark Nicholas at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

England let their bowling talk

Aug 7, 2014: England refrained from verbal aggression. And their performance did not dip as a consequence. Indeed, you might argue that the added discipline, control and focus actually rendered them more effective

George Dobell at Old Trafford

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

England find their upward curve

Jul 31, 2014: There will doubtless be tough days ahead but England appear to have turned a corner. ESPNcricinfo assesses where the team is after levelling the series

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Whitaker expects bowler rotation

Jul 3, 2014: James Whitaker has hinted that rotation of England's attack will be a feature of the compressed, five-Test series against India, even if the bowlers themselves are not fans

ESPNcricinfo staff

Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Warks alive after Woakes five

Jun 30, 2014: Warwickshire were grateful for a ninth-wicket stand between Chris Woakes and Chris Wright for rescuing them from a tough position against Nottinghamshire despite Jonathan Trott's return to the game

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Nottinghamshire, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Woakes rescues Warks after Trott's progress

Jun 30, 2014: Warwickshire were grateful for a ninth-wicket stand between Chris Woakes and Chris Wright for rescuing them from a tough position against Nottinghamshire despite Jonathan Trott's return to the game

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England news

England prescribe rest to jaded squad

Jun 26, 2014: England have decided that rest will be the best cure for the team that slipped to the first series defeat on home soil against Sri Lanka.

George Dobell

Northamptonshire v Warwickshire, Wantage Road, 4th day

Woakes, Patel finish off Northants

Jun 18, 2014: Chris Woakes and Jeetan Patel finished off Northamptonshire at Wantage Road as Warwickshire recorded an innings victory.

Press Association

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moeen, Robson, Jordan get Test calls

Jun 5, 2014: England have named three uncapped players - Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan - in a 12-man squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

David Hopps

Lancashire v Warwickshire, Old Trafford, 1st day

Lancashire struggle in Moores' farewell

Apr 20, 2014: Much of the attention was on Peter Moores at Old Trafford, in his final match before rejoining England, but his county were left on the back foot by some impressive Warwickshire seam bowling

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford
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