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Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell

Time for Cook to step down

Dec 25, 2016: The battle-scarred England captain is not making the best use of his resources. Meanwhile, Australia look resurgent, but still lack a world-class allrounder

Ian Chappell

England in India 2016-17

Five big regrets for England

Dec 21, 2016: They won four of the tosses, three times posted 400-plus in the first innings but still came home hammered 4-0

Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

England in India 2016-17

England planning for Cook to captain Ashes

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook's captaincy retains the full support of the England team, according to assistant coach, Paul Farbrace

George Dobell

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

Cook presses for spin-bowling coach

Dec 20, 2016: Alastair Cook has said that the ECB needs to give serious consideration to employing a full-time spin-bowling coach for the national side after the punishment inflicted on the England attack in India.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

England may have 'stagnated' in 2016, concedes Cook

Dec 20, 2016: When asked by Sky Sports if England had "stagnated" under his leadership, Alastair Cook responded: "That's a fair shout, you can say whatever you want now

Andrew Miller

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 1st day

Jadeja's subtle evolution boosts Kohli's options

Dec 16, 2016: Throughout the series Ravindra Jadeja has played a crucial role in offering control when the pitches have often been at their best for batting

Sidharth Monga in Chennai

England in India 2016-17

What next for Alastair Cook?

Dec 14, 2016: With a defeat-strewn year coming to an end, and seven months of red-ball inactivity approaching, England need to take a long, hard look at the future of their Test captaincy

Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Cook captaincy talk 'aggravating' - Bayliss

Dec 13, 2016: Trevor Bayliss has described speculation over Alastair Cook's future as captain as "a pain in the backside" and insisted that the dressing room is united in its support for him

George Dobell

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 5th day

Anderson-Ashwin confrontation 'disappointing' - Cook

Dec 12, 2016: A confrontation between James Anderson and R Ashwin provided a "sour end" to the fourth Test in Mumbai, according to Alastair Cook

George Dobell in Mumbai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 5th day

Root 'ready to captain' but Cook won't make hasty decision

Dec 12, 2016: Joe Root is "ready to captain England" according to Alastair Cook but the current skipper will take time to assess his future after the India series is finished

George Dobell

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 4th day

Cook feels the heat but he's not the problem for England

Dec 11, 2016: England's impending defeat has increased the scrutiny on Alastair Cook's role as Test captain. However, a different leader could not have saved the series

George Dobell in Mumbai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 1st day

Jennings jumps the Test queue after arriving early for his bus

Dec 8, 2016: Keaton Jennings thought he had overslept when the day of his Test debut dawned. In fact, his timing proved impeccable

George Dobell in Mumbai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 1st day

Keaton Jennings makes mark with hundred on debut

Dec 8, 2016: Stats highlights from the first day's play in the Mumbai Test

Bharath Seervi

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai

Cook's XI - his opening partners since Strauss

Dec 7, 2016: Keaton Jennings will be Alastair Cook's 11th opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. ESPNcricinfo takes a look at the men who've had the call

George Dobell in Mumbai

England in India 2016-17

Bayliss preaches positivity as England skid out of control

Dec 2, 2016: Trevor Bayliss has called for England to embrace a more positive outlook as they seek to bounce back from back-to-back defeats against India

George Dobell in Mumbai

England in India 2016-17

Root gives Cook full backing to continue as captain

Dec 1, 2016: Joe Root says that he hopes that Alastair Cook will continue as England's captain for "years to come"

George Dobell

England in India 2016-17

Root calls on Hameed to keep improving

Dec 1, 2016: Haseeb Hameed has been urged not to rest on his laurels following the impressive start to his Test career

George Dobell

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 4th day

No supermen; no magic: Cook rues England's errors

Nov 29, 2016: It was hard to avoid a sense of deja-vu as Alastair Cook accepted that England's batting had let them down in Mohali

George Dobell in Mohali
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