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Big Bash League 2015-16

Rashid rips himself a new chapter

Jan 18, 2016: Adil Rashid's superb form in the Big Bash League has propelled Adelaide Strikers to the knockouts and turned him into one of the players to watch at the World T20

Will Macpherson

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2015-16, Adelaide

Lehmann last-ball six seals Strikers' win

Jan 13, 2016: Adelaide Strikers batsman Jake Lehmann had not faced a delivery in the entire BBL but hit a six off his first ball to win the match for his stuttering team against a desperate Hobart Hurricanes

The Report by Tristan Lavalette

BBL 2015-16

Jayawardene, Head take Strikers to the top

Jan 8, 2016: Mahela Jayawardene's second fifty as an opener and Travis Head's beligerence converted a potential tricky chase of 176 into a cruise for the Adelaide Strikers

The report by Will Macpherson

England news

Bayliss is 'all for' Buttler joining IPL

Jan 7, 2016: Trevor Bayliss is "all for" Jos Buttler appearing in this year's IPL, now that Jonny Bairstow has earned a prolonged run in England's Test side

George Dobell

England warm up to overseas T20 leagues

Dec 10, 2015: Players are being actively encouraged to play in the Big Bash and explore IPL options to expand their horizons - and eventually England's

Will Macpherson

Watching America watch cricket

Nov 11, 2015: Might the game have found a foothold in the USA if not for Babe Ruth?

Rob Steen

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Expect 'short-term pain' over spin - Bayliss

Nov 6, 2015: Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, has said he would not be afraid to pick two spinners for future Test matches despite the poor returns of the slow bowlers against Pakistan in the UAE

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Anderson, Cook England's twin peaks

Nov 6, 2015: England's captain and senior bowlers led the way but there were too few outstanding contributions elsewhere

Andrew McGlashan

England in the UAE, 2015-16

Counties must act to improve English spin - Flower

Nov 5, 2015: The quality of pitches in English domestic cricket will have to improve if England are to enjoy more consistent success at international level, and avoid the sorts of spin-influenced defeats that they suffered against Pakistan in Sharjah, according to And

George Dobell

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Warne urges patience but sees 'magic' in Rashid

Oct 30, 2015: Shane Warne has declared Adil Rashid to be a "wonderful" bowler with a leg-break to rival the best he has ever seen in the game

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah

How should England shuffle their pack?

Oct 28, 2015: How do England mask their flaws and make the most of their assets in the make-or-break third Test? ESPNcricinfo assesses the options

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Warne hopeful of working with Yasir

Oct 27, 2015: Shane Warne has said he would be keen to spend time bowling with Yasir Shah in the nets while he is on a brief visit to Dubai this week

Andrew McGlashan in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Rashid's defiance masks middle-order flaws

Oct 26, 2015: England have secured some heart-stopping draws in recent history and nearly did it again, but this time they were facing a world-class legspinner

Andrew McGlashan in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

Misbah relieved to win game of patience

Oct 26, 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's captain, said that he knew through a testing final session of the second Test in Dubai that victory was "just a matter of two balls"

Umar Farooq in Dubai

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

'Didn't deserve to get out of jail' - Cook

Oct 26, 2015: Alastair Cook has conceded England probably did not deserve to escape Dubai with a draw after their first-innings collapse on the third morning

Andrew McGlashan in Dubai

All hail England's legspin torchbearer

Oct 22, 2015: Traditionally the country has been sceptical about leggies. Rashid's debut performance has the potential to give the form the respect it deserves

Mark Nicholas

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Moeen enjoys challenge of opener's role

Oct 20, 2015: Moeen Ali says England's final-day rally has proved to Pakistan that they are under threat in the last two Tests

Andrew McGlashan

Pak v Eng, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

Rashid need not be an Asian specialist - Bayliss

Oct 18, 2015: England's coach Trevor Bayliss has said there should be no reason why Adil Rashid's Test appearances are restricted solely to Asia

Andrew McGlashan

Pak v Eng, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi

'Rashid had the character to bounce back' - Moxon

Oct 18, 2015: Martyn Moxon, Yorkshire's director of cricket, is planning to see less of his legspinner next season after a memorable Test debut

Andrew McGlashan in Abu Dhabi

Pak v Eng, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Rashid breaches the fortress door

Oct 17, 2015: Expectations were low for England coming into the first Test, but in a dramatic conclusion they only had victory snatched away by fading light after a legspinner sparked chaos

Andrew McGlashan in Abu Dhabi
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