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England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

England drop the ball...again, and again, as slip fielding nightmare escalates

Aug 20, 2018: England have mixed and matched their slip cordon for considerable time, but the current combination isn't making things any better

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Alastair Cook's rarer peaks are a problem for England

Aug 19, 2018: There was a collective failure from England's batsmen on the second day at Trent Bridge, but issues start at the top

George Dobell

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Ben Stokes' comeback and Adil Rashid's role: talking points from England's tougher day

Aug 18, 2018: A hard-fought, entertaining day of Test cricket threw up a number of talking points about England's performance in the field

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Joe Root makes his big call but has 'no doubt' over Ben Stokes' readiness

Aug 17, 2018: Sam Curran can count himself unlucky to be dropped, but it is an understandable decision once it was decided Ben Stokes was available

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

India in England 2018

How England's slips in the slips let the pressure on India drop

Aug 2, 2018: England's fielding lapses could prove to be the difference between victory and defeat as India rally round Virat Kohli's brilliance

Melinda Farrell at Edgbaston

England v India, 1st Test, Edgbaston

No hiding place for England in test of credentials

Jul 31, 2018: For all the progress of their white-ball teams, it is hard to avoid the conclusion England have gone nowhere in Test cricket for several years

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England's 1000th Test

Excellent at Edgbaston, dreadful in Dhaka

Jul 31, 2018: Leading up to England's 1000th Test, we look at their high and low points against each of their nine opponents in the format

Andrew Miller

England v India, 1st Test, Edgbaston

Variety of fast bowlers in India's attack 'unusual' - Cook

Jul 30, 2018: Ajinkya Rahane, meanwhile, believes India have the fast bowlers to swing the Test series their way, provided they are in the right mental space

Nagraj Gollapudi at Edgbaston

England Lions v India A, New Road, 1st day

Alastair Cook's chanceless century confirms readiness for Indian summer

Jul 16, 2018: England opener makes first hundred of the summer while Nick Gubbins gives selectors a nudge with 73

George Dobell at New Road

England news

Dom Bess, Jack Leach and Alastair Cook in Lions XI to play India A

Jul 6, 2018: Chris Woakes, Dawid Malan and Sam Curran bring the number of players with full international experience to six

ESPNcricinfo staff

Lancashire v Essex, Specsavers Championship Division One, Old Trafford

Joe Mennie's burst lifts Lancashire before Essex battle back

Jun 10, 2018: Mennie and Graham Onions took four Essex wickets for 16 runs between them in a match which promises an absorbing conclusion

Paul Edwards

India could beat this England side in England

Jun 10, 2018: England's top-order batting is dicey and their pace attack lacks variety

Ian Chappell

2nd Test, England v Pakistan, Headingley

Cooky's monster 154 and others: How well do you know your Test streaks?

Jun 1, 2018:

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England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Rattled England seek calm heads in bid to pull themselves out of Test nosedive

May 31, 2018: Another defeat would condemn England to No.7 in the Test rankings, and surely spell the end of Trevor Bayliss's tenure as Test coach

George Dobell at Headingley

Alastair Cook's discarded dozen

May 31, 2018: He is going through a bit of a rough patch, but the men opening with him have done far worse

Jarrod Kimber

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Alastair Cook warns England careers are on the line amid Test slump

May 30, 2018: He has urged his team-mates to "stick together" after the nine-wicket defeat at Lord's which has led to heavy criticism

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England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Alastair Cook: Farmer, nurdler, hunter, and Test-match survivor

May 24, 2018: Even at his most fluent, Cook cannot avoid being ungainly. But without him on the first day at Lord's, England would have been sunk without trace

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

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

Worcestershire v Essex, New Road, 2nd day

Will Joe Clarke be the gamble that Ed Smith can't resist?

May 12, 2018: Joe Clarke's latest century will have alerted the new England selector Ed Smith, but would a call-up be too much, too soon?

Jon Culley at New Road

The future of English cricket

The marginalisation of Alastair Cook, England's anonymous titan

Apr 30, 2018: The career of England's leading run-scorer epitomises an era in which English cricket has been divorced from popular culture, and the ECB are now paying the price

Andrew Miller
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