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Pakistan in England 2016

Woakes stands tall, but too many batting holes

Aug 15, 2016: After a series where their depth of allrounders stood out, but familiar batting failings remained, ESPNcricinfo looks at how England's players performed

George Dobell

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Shafiq and Younis centuries put Pakistan into the driving seat

Aug 12, 2016: Hundreds from Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan, the latter unbeaten, helped Pakistan to 340 for 6 and their most comprehensive day's batting of the tour so far

The Report by Andrew Miller

England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Cook, Hales century stand caps England fightback

Aug 5, 2016: The worm turns again. There is some wonderful Test cricket being played at the moment and the Edgbaston Test could bubble up into a humdinger after Alastair Cook and Alex Hales wiped out Pakistan's lead with an unbroken stand of 117

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Edgbaston

'Amazing what six months can do for you'

Aug 1, 2016: Chris Woakes finished the Centurion Test in January uncertain about his future in the side; now, as England prepare to play at his home ground, he is a first-choice pick

Andrew McGlashan

England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Edgbaston

Woakes bowling like someone who belongs - Broad

Jul 29, 2016: England will again be without Ben Stokes for the third Test at Edgbaston, but they have a hometown bowler in the form of his life to ease the burden

Melinda Farrell

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Old Trafford crowd savours Root and Woakes

Jul 23, 2016:

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Root 254 hands England total control

Jul 23, 2016: Joe Root, having put his Test summer back on course on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test, extended his virtuoso performance past 200 on the second as England sought to pile up an impregnable first innings score against Pakistan

The Report by David Hopps

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

How will England get 14 into 11?

Jul 19, 2016: More allrounders, another spinner, changes to the batting order? What might England do with their side for Old Trafford

Andrew McGlashan

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Resurgent Woakes showing all his tricks

Jul 16, 2016: From the fringes of the Test side, Chris Woakes has now become indispensable in the space of three matches and at Lord's has produced a display full of character

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Yasir keeps it simple to bamboozle England

Jul 15, 2016: Mushtaq Ahmed was the previous legpsinner to get on the Lord's honours board so it was fitting he could watch Yasir Shah join him

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Woakes flourishing but bowling questions loom for England

Jul 14, 2016: The form of Chris Woakes means he can hardly be dropped which is making Steven Finn vulnerable, while Misbah-ul-Haq's command of Moeen Ali is a concern

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day

Misbah leads way with Lord's hundred

Jul 14, 2016: Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten century on his first Test in England led his side into a strong position on the opening day at Lord's as they closed on 282 for 6

The Report by Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston

Woakes serves reminder that English optimism is justified

Jun 21, 2016: England's blushes were spared by a grandstand finish to an off-key performance, but the overall direction of the team remains on track

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

'Thought we had it in the bag' - Mathews

Jun 21, 2016: Angelo Mathews admitted he thought Sri Lanka "had the game in the bag" after a dramatic tie in the first ODI of the Royal London series

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

Records tumble in dramatic tie

Jun 21, 2016: Stats highlights from the first ODI at Trent Bridge where England managed to salvage a tie from the final delivery

Bharath Seervi

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

Plunkett's last-ball six secures dramatic tie

Jun 21, 2016: Liam Plunkett thrashed a six from the final ball of an incredible game to secure a tie between England and Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Royal London series at Trent Bridge

The Report by George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Sri Lanka in England 2016

'I always believed I was good enough' - Woakes

Jun 16, 2016: After several false starts, Chris Woakes finally looks ready to fulfill his potential at international level

Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Woakes and Hales make strides

Jun 14, 2016: England continue to have questions over their top order but a few players enhanced their reputations against Sri Lanka

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Hales development 'really pleasing' - Cook

Jun 14, 2016: Alastair Cook had praise for opening partner Alex Hales, as well as Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow after England completed a 2-0 Test series win over Sri Lanka

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Farbrace calls for more, but England show glimpses of future strength

Jun 11, 2016: England have plenty room for improvement but, despite more notable batting failures, they have options queuing up in their bid to become the world's best

George Dobell at Lord's
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