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The year of the wicketkeeper-batsman

Dec 2, 2016: Led by Jonny Bairstow and Quinton de Kock, wicketkeepers have averaged 40.79 in Tests in 2016, the highest in a calendar year since 1900

S Rajesh

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

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

Nov 28, 2016: England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 1st day

Sloppy England toss away advantage

Nov 26, 2016: Jonny Bairstow played another fine hand but too many of his team-mates gave their wickets away and squandered the opportunity to bat big in the first innings

George Dobell in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 1st day

Bairstow shines but India take charge against careless England

Nov 26, 2016: The promoted Jonny Bairstow held together a poor England batting display on the opening day in Mohali as they reached 268 for 8

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 3rd day

England show spirit but Kohli and Ashwin keep India in command

Nov 19, 2016: R Ashwin bagged 5 for 67 after Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow had added a defiant century stand, before Virat Kohl's fifty cemented India's dominance

The Report by Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Batting till eleven, and that man Stokes

Nov 6, 2016: India look near-invincible at home after a 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand, but England, with their batting depth and ability to generate reverse-swing, will pose an entirely different challenge

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Bairstow the keeper makes a mark

Oct 26, 2016: In Chittagong the England wicketkeeper produced one of his best-ever shows with the gloves in extremely trying conditions. This, while breaking a major batting record

George Dobell

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Bairstow's record and England's lean top three

Oct 22, 2016: Stats highlights from the third day in Chittagong where Ben Stokes and Shakib Al Hasan dominated the action

Bharath Seervi

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day

Moeen shows he knows the Laws

Oct 22, 2016: Moeen Ali added another reprieve to his list of escapes with the bat in the Chittagong Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Tamim can't explain Bangladesh's bad habits

Oct 21, 2016: Bangladesh repeatedly threatened to take control against England only to lose wickets near the end of every session to allow them back into the Test

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day

Mehedi bears heavy workload with a five-wicket smile

Oct 20, 2016: No Bangladesh bowler has sent down more overs on his first day in Test cricket than Mehedi Hasan and, when his tiring day was over, he had five England wickets to his name

Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day

England battle back as Mehedi stars on debut

Oct 20, 2016: Bangladesh's teenage offspinner, Mehedi Hasan, claimed figures of 5 for 64 as England were forced to dig deep into their batting reserves in the first Test at Chittagong

The Report by Andrew Miller

County cricket

Yorkshire angered at ECB's Bairstow stance

Sep 18, 2016: Adil Rashid will miss Yorkshire's County Championship decider against Middlesex at Lord's after asking to be rested ahead of England's winter tours

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Yorkshire without Root, Bairstow for title push

Sep 5, 2016: Yorkshire will be without Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow as they aim to overtake Middlesex and secure a hat-trick of County Championship titles in the closing weeks of the season

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Moeen will 'definitely go' to Bangladesh

Sep 3, 2016: Moeen Ali became the first England player to unequivocally commit to touring Bangladesh, a day after one-day captain Eoin Morgan said he had yet to make up his mind

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Headingley

Bairstow prepared to queue up despite match-winning knock

Sep 1, 2016: Jonny Bairstow's 61 off 83 balls ensured an England win yet it is entirely possible, should Jos Buttler be fit for the final match in Cardiff, that Bairstow will be back carrying the drinks on Sunday

Andrew McGlashan at Headingley

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, 4th day

Wahab fires to inspire Pakistan triumph

Aug 14, 2016:

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 1st day

Moeen in seventh heaven as selectors' faith is repaid

Aug 11, 2016: Moeen Ali remains a man on trial but a wonderful caressed hundred repaid the faith of England's selectors during a summer when at times he has found his form embarrassing

George Dobell

England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, The Oval

Moeen at No. 7, and England's fastest innings against Pakistan

Aug 11, 2016: Stats highlights from the 4th Test at the Oval, where England's lower middle-order came to rescue with yet another fine performance.

Shiva Jayaraman
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