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Stokes decision more important than the Ashes - Angus Fraser

Nov 30, 2017: The England selector was hopeful that Ben Stokes' spell in New Zealand would mean the allrounder was ready for a return to action should the possibility arise

Vithushan Ehantharajah

The Ashes 2017-18

England's Ashes casualty list

Nov 9, 2017: The Test team's bowling resources have taken a severe hit over the last six months

George Dobell

England news

Stokes, Hales retained; Wood loses Test contract

Oct 6, 2017: Jake Ball has earned a white-ball contract but fellow pace bowlers Wood and Steven Finn have both slipped down the pecking order

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

Stress fracture leaves Roland-Jones' Ashes hopes in jeopardy

Sep 22, 2017: Toby Roland-Jones' Ashes hopes are in severe doubt after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lower back

ESPNcricinfo staff

Middlesex v Lancashire, Specsavers Championship Division One, Lord's, 1st day

Roland-Jones buoys relegation-threatened Middlesex

Sep 19, 2017: Toby Roland-Jones added wickets to a half-century before limping off with "lower back stiffness" as Middlesex fought for their Division One lives against Lancashire

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Lord's

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Surprise decider highlights England's arrested development

Sep 6, 2017: England face an obviously encouraged West Indies side and the realisation that they will go to Australia unsure of several positions in their first-choice XI

George Dobell at Lord's

England v West Indies, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Surprise decider highlights England's arrested development

Sep 6, 2017: England face an obviously encouraged West Indies side and the realisation that they will go to Australia unsure of several positions in their first-choice XI

George Dobell at Lord's

Surrey v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Kia Oval, 1st day

Roland-Jones dents impressive efforts of youthful Surrey

Aug 28, 2017: Stuart Meaker bowled quickly to claim three wickets but Middlesex's seemingly under par 247 was looking a little better by the close

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Kia Oval

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

Up-and-down England look to steady Roland-Jones

Aug 2, 2017: Toby Roland-Jones enjoyed a dream debut at The Oval - though he admitted taking a hat-trick as well would have been "too greedy" - but will start from scratch as England look to improve their consistency

David Hopps

Tonking it before tea, and double-barrelled exploits

Aug 1, 2017: Also, who has the most Test scores between 80 and 99?

Steven Lynch

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Seeds of England victory sown long before hat-trick finish

Jul 31, 2017: Toby Roland-Jones, who had a starring role on his Test debut, came through a scheme that is under threat

George Dobell at The Oval

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Bayliss remains unconvinced of need for eight batsmen

Jul 31, 2017: Steven Finn has replaced the injured Mark Wood in England's squad for the final Test against South Africa while Liam Dawson remains in the frame

George Dobell at The Oval

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Will Roland-Jones be England's third man?

Jul 30, 2017: James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been almost ever-present for England this decade, but they have had a revolving cast of support

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Magical day keeps Roland-Jones grinning from start to finish

Jul 28, 2017: Whether it was during his dashing tail-end cameo with the bat or his stunning first-change spell with the ball, Toby Roland-Jones was all smiles on day two of his England Test debut

Jarrod Kimber at the Oval

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Roland-Jones' dream debut and Stokes' crafted ton seize control

Jul 28, 2017: Four wickets from England's debut seamer tore through South Africa's top order leaving them in danger of follow-on at The Oval

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Meet England's new boys

Jul 26, 2017: England will certainly have two debutants at The Oval and could play a third in Dawid Malan. Where have they come from and why have they been selected?

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Wood out, Roland-Jones to make Test debut

Jul 26, 2017: Toby Roland-Jones, the Middlesex seamer, will make his Test debut against South Africa at The Oval after Mark Wood was ruled out with the heel soreness he picked up at Trent Bridge

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval

Rabada's return further challenge for England's unstable top order

Jul 26, 2017: The teams have had a chance to take stock after sharing the honours in the opening two Tests and it's England who arrive at The Oval with most questions to answer

The Preview by Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 1st Test, Lord's

England include Dawson, Ballance confirmed at No. 3

Jul 5, 2017: England will go into a Lord's Test with two spinners for the first time in almost a quarter of a century on Thursday

George Dobell at Lord's

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div Two, Lord's, Day 2

Beleaguered Yorkshire brace for a thrashing

Jun 20, 2017: Yorkshire have lost to Middlesex in remarkable contests on each of their last three visits to Lord's. This time, they might simply be thrashed.

Tim Wigmore at Lord's
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