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England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Dobell: England's stagnated Test side must show progress

May 23, 2018: Joe Root enters his second season as Test captain with England having many of the same questions to answer as 12 months ago

George Dobell at Lord's

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Old dog, new county: Graham Onions relishes arrival as Lancashire match-winner

May 13, 2018: Figures of 6 for 55 in second innings, and 9 for 77 in the match, seal revenge for early-season defeat against Notts

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Graham Onions and James Anderson leave leaders Nottinghamshire facing heavy defeat

May 12, 2018: Lancashire reduced the home side to 1 for 3 at one stage - Ross Taylor bagging a pair - after Keaton Jennings' century built a big lead

David Hopps at Trent Bridge

County diary

'Is it Phillip Schofield?' - The enduring mystery of James Anderson's silver-fox barnet

May 8, 2018: News from around the circuit, including a 'Charmed' visit to Edgbaston, and the man whose drop kick-started Jonathan Trott's career

Paul Bolton

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day

Anderson's hard yards set new record

Apr 3, 2018: The years of bowling for England's leading Test wicket-taker are reflected in a new landmark

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New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 3rd day

New-ball nirvana: Anderson, Broad, Boult, Southee take all 20 wickets

Apr 1, 2018: For just the third time in Test history, the two new-ball bowlers on either side shared the first 20 wickets to fall

Andrew McGlashan in Christchurch

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 2nd day

'If we don't have belief there's no point turning up' - Anderson

Mar 23, 2018: The two things England have most enjoyed in this Test match so far have been with neither bat or ball

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

Kagiso Rabada's ban

'There's a place for emotion on the field' - Anderson on Rabada

Mar 14, 2018: England paceman sympathises with Kagiso Rabada after his on-field aggression leads to two-Test ban

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New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

'England's younger players need to be more vocal' - Anderson

Mar 13, 2018: England's senior bowler says he relishes the responsibility of being vice-captain, but wants whole team to chip in

Andrew McGlashan in Hamilton

England news

Anderson retains vice-captaincy ahead of Stokes

Mar 13, 2018: Though the appointment is currently being made on a series-by-series basis it seems likely that Anderson will keep the job at least until the conclusion of Stokes' court case

Andrew McGlashan in Hamilton

England news

Anderson adds voice to Test fears

Mar 2, 2018: James Anderson has admitted he fears for the future of Test cricket as players and spectators favour the shorter formats

George Dobell

Statsguru awards, 2017

Kohli, Smith and Rabada take top honours

Feb 19, 2018: Virat Kohli was superb in all three formats, Steven Smith had an unbelievable year in Tests, while Kagiso Rabada showed once again that he is the real deal

S Rajesh

ICC news

Kohli becomes second Indian to 900 Test-ranking points

Jan 18, 2018: In the bowlers rankings, James Anderson reclaimed the top spot from Kagiso Rabada, who now trails the England seamer by 15 points

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Test bowling nominees

Turn, turn, turn

Jan 15, 2018: Seven of our top ten Test bowling performances of 2017 came from spinners. Who was the best?

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Tea and sympathy won't suffice as England face up to another drubbing

Jan 8, 2018: Stoicism is an admirable trait that serves the country well, but it's time to get really rather cross about the state of English cricket

George Dobell at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day

England don't need 'big upheaval' after Ashes loss - Anderson

Jan 8, 2018: England's vice-captain said it "doesn't feel like a completely disastrous series" but conceded the team had not responded well in pressure situations

George Dobell in Sydney

The Ashes 2017-18

Moeen's horror, Broad's toil, and Malan's silver lining

Jan 8, 2018: It was another bruising Ashes campaign down under for England who had moments in each of the five Tests they couldn't take advantage of. Have any players left with enhanced reputations and who is looking over their shoulder?

George Dobell


The cracks are showing

Jan 5, 2018: There are structural flaws in the English game and those will have an effect, no matter how many reasons for celebration off the field

Andrew Miller

The Ashes 2017-18

Anderson makes plea for 'big hundreds'

Dec 31, 2017: James Anderson has said England need to score more runs and that discovering a "90mph bowler" could help them win the next Ashes series in Australia

George Dobell

The Ashes 2017-18

Fair game or moral outrage? How the argument raged

Dec 29, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's ball by ball coverage captured the passions of the ball tampering debate. Here are some of the highlights

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