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England news

Dawid Malan and Sam Billings cover for injured Ben Stokes

Jun 3, 2018: Stokes' hamstring injury picked up before the Test at Headingley means he will miss the Scotland ODI and at least the start of the Australia series

George Dobell

England news

Jos Buttler rested for Scotland ODI, Liam Plunkett returns as full-strength side faces Australia

May 30, 2018: Sam Billings takes Buttler's spot for the one-off match against Scotland but England have named a full-strength squad to face Australia

Andrew McGlashan

IPL 2018

How did the England dozen do at the IPL?

May 21, 2018: It was a record year for English participation in the IPL, but were the returns equally high? We break down their contributions, player by player

Alan Gardner

How slow can CSK keep starting before it hurts them?

Apr 19, 2018: Their batsmen aren't exactly explosive off the first ten deliveries they face. It hasn't hurt them yet this season, but can that last?

Jarrod Kimber

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Chennai

Agony, ecstasy, passion and pride: IPL returns to Chennai

Apr 11, 2018: A packed crowd at MA Chidambaram stadium experienced a cocktail of emotions, resulting in a win that was 'meant to be'

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Chennai

Billings brings out his best in unfamiliar role

Apr 10, 2018: Sam Billings has faced very few deliveries in the slog overs in his career, but he owned his finishing role on Tuesday

Varun Shetty

IPL auction 2018

Wood, Billings bought late; no deal for Morgan

Jan 28, 2018: Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales were among 16 England players who did not earn IPL deals

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Billings captaincy will spark scramble for Northeast signing

Jan 17, 2018: Paul Downton will also return as Kent's director of cricket as he tries to put his England misadventure behind him

David Hopps

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2017-18, Hobart

Billings and Sixers fall one six short of victory

Jan 8, 2018: Hobart Hurricanes claimed their third straight win, by the skin of their teeth, scraping past the winless Sydney Sixers in a last-ball thriller in Hobart

The Report by Alex Malcolm

T20 Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand

Vince handed chance to restate credentials

Jan 7, 2018: Stokes once again selected, subject to police investigation, as Moeen and Bairstow are rested after Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Somerset v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Taunton

Milne's five-for lifts Kent back into contention

Aug 12, 2017: Adam Milne claimed 5 for 11 as Kent beat Somerset by six wickets at Taunton to keep alive their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast

ECB Reporters Network

Twenty20 Vision

Whiteley's six sixes shoot him up six-hitting ranks

Jul 24, 2017: ESPNcricinfo rounds up the highlights from the latest matches in the NatWest T20 Blast

David Hopps

Sussex v Kent, NatWest Blast, South Group, Hove

Blake's last-ball run-out salvages a Kent tie

Jul 23, 2017: Alex Blake pulled off a last-ball run out to salvage a tie for Kent and reward Sam Billings first notable innings of the Blast season

ECB Reporters Network

England v Ireland, 1st ODI, Bristol

Billings back from IPL to hail England 'buzz'

May 4, 2017: Sam Billings has returned from the IPL with a message: England's opposition are "petrified" of them ahead of the Champions Trophy

Andrew McGlashan in Bristol

Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2017, Delhi

Billings, Anderson dismantle Kings XI

Apr 15, 2017: Crucial innings from Corey Anderson - 39* off 22 balls - and Sam Billings - 55 off 40 - helped Delhi Daredevils post their second win in three matches

The Report by Shashank Kishore

Samson, Billings lead Delhi's charge against Pune

Apr 12, 2017: Sanju Samson and Sam Billings help Delhi post their first 200-plus total since April 2012.

ESPNcricinfo staff

County previews: Kent

Northeast epitomises Kent's hopes of redemption

Mar 30, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews Kent's prospects for the 2017 season

Alan Gardner

England in West Indies 2016-17

First-choice opener Hales hitting the gym at six in the morning

Mar 7, 2017: A period out of international cricket has given Alex Hales time to 'realise what he has been missing' according to England's assistant coach, Paul Farbrace

George Dobell in Barbados

West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua

Billings keen to be more than a fill-in

Mar 4, 2017: With Alex Hales nearing full fitness, Sam Billings knows he has limited chances to prolong his run in the side and stake a Champions Trophy claim

George Dobell in Antigua

England in West Indies 2016-17

England aim to test bench strength as Champions Trophy fine-tuning begins

Mar 2, 2017: While nobody will be calling West Indies "mediocre" this time, there is no doubt that England go into this three-match ODI series as strong favourites

George Dobell in Antigua
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