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England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Root ton caps England's revival

Jun 12, 2014: Joe Root scored his third Test century and Matt Prior made a typically belligerent 76 not out during an unbroken stand that took the game away from Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Cook confirms Bell, Ballance roles

Jun 11, 2014: The eve of England's first Test in six months did not see Alastair Cook rip up his usual script and name his XI early but he did reveal two noteworthy pieces of information about Ian Bell and Gary Ballance

Andrew McGlashan

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

Sussex v Nottinghamshire, Hove, 4th day

Robinson bullish over Prior fitness

Jun 4, 2014: Matt Prior and Stuart Broad got the chance to stretch their legs ahead of tomorrow's England Test squad announcement with rain doing enough to ensure there was nothing more than handshakes after 56 overs of play on day four.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Hove

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Time not on Prior's side for first Test

May 29, 2014: Time has almost run out for Matt Prior to make a return to the Test side against Sri Lanka. With England's Test squad set to be announced late next week he has just one Championship match remaining to prove his fitness.

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Prior, Stokes hope to prove fitness ahead of Lord's Test

May 13, 2014: Ben Stokes and Matt Prior, two players whom the England selectors viewed as likely starters in the first Test against Sri Lanka, hope to return to action towards the end of the month in a bid to prove their fitness for the Lord's match in June

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Dressing room better without KP - Prior

Feb 28, 2014: England's dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen, according to his former team-mate, Matt Prior

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

ECB acts to bolster Cook captaincy

Feb 9, 2014: Banishment of Kevin Pietersen is intended to strengthen Cook's captaincy but by intervening so strongly on his behalf the ECB risks undermining his reputation

David Hopps

England news

Pietersen falls victim to a very English revolution

Feb 6, 2014: A players' meeting in which Kevin Pietersen criticised Andy Flower sowed the seeds of his exclusion from England's future plans

David Hopps

England news

Prior, Broad talk man down from bridge

Jan 8, 2014: England players Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were reportedly involved in preventing a man jump from a bridge near the team's hotel in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Where's the human touch?

Jan 1, 2014: There was something about England's cricket team, even when it was winning, that did not entirely connect with the public mood

David Hopps

The Ashes 2013-14

'Doesn't get any harder than this' - Prior

Dec 11, 2013: Matt Prior accepted that the England side was struggling for form but said that he was counting on the side's ability to fight its way out of a corner in the third Ashes Test, which starts in Perth on Friday

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Siddle and Harris give Australia 2-0 lead

Dec 9, 2013: Australia took a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series, with three to play as they inflicted a 218-run defeat on England in the Adelaide Test to follow up their overwhelming 381-run win in the opening match in Brisbane

The Report by David Hopps at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Wretched, weak, timid and gormless

Dec 7, 2013: England's batsmen threw their wickets away and set the team on a path to destruction in a display that must rank among their most humiliating

George Dobell at Adelaide Oval

The Ashes 2013-14

Prior searches for an end to slump

Dec 1, 2013: Cricketers often face demoralising periods of failure which they are resilient enough to survive. Matt Prior needs to arrest a prolonged batting decline to lift England's Ashes challenge

David Hopps

CA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Alice Springs, 1st day

Ballance lone bright spot for England

Nov 29, 2013: Gary Ballance pressed his claims for a Test debut with a half-century but England were otherwise underwhelming against weak opposition

George Dobell in Alice Springs

The masks we wear

Nov 28, 2013: Often what we see of cricketers on the field is not their real selves. It's just a facade that hides the confusion that resides within

Martin Crowe

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

England unravelling through run drought

Nov 24, 2013: They have slumped from grinding sides down with mountains of runs to battling to stay in matches

Jarrod Kimber in Brisbane

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day

Familiar tale from shell-shocked England

Nov 22, 2013: England's first Test collapse has has become a recurring failure and one that should be keeping Andy Flower and company awake at night

George Dobell in Brisbane
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