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South Africa A v England XI, Kimberley

Taylor ton sets up thumping England win

Jan 30, 2016: James Taylor scored a run-a-ball 116 to anchor the England XI against a South Africa A attack devoid of control and set up a comprehensive 163-run win

Firdose Moonda

England in South Africa 2015-16

Hales and Compton could swap places - Bayliss

Jan 27, 2016: Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, has sought to reassure his top-order batsmen that their modest displays in the victory over South Africa will not necessarily lead to their exclusion

George Dobell

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 5th day

Cook puts England top order on a warning

Jan 26, 2016: Alastair Cook admitted England had been left with "a lot of unanswered questions" at the end of their Test tour of South Africa

George Dobell in Centurion

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Compton's qualities come to the fore

Dec 26, 2015: After a two-and-a-half year wait for a recall, Nick Compton was greeted by the world's No. 1 bowler on a murky day and responded with an innings of immense character and skill

George Dobell in Durban

SA v Eng, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Compton, Taylor revive England after Steyn strikes

Dec 26, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Compton and Taylor counter Steyn's fired-up return

Dec 26, 2015: The opening day of the series in Durban started and ended with Dale Steyn's vein threatening to pop through his neck, but England did not allow the world's No. 1 bowler or team to overwhelm them

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

SA Invitational XI v England XI, Potchefstroom, 1st day

England cruise on Taylor and Stokes hundreds

Dec 15, 2015: Centuries from James Taylor and Ben Stokes helped England recover from a shaky start to post an imposing 470 for 5 on the first day of their opening warm-up match in South Africa

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England in South Africa 2015-16

The second coming of James Taylor

Dec 9, 2015: The year 2015 has been James Taylor's, with noteworthy performances across formats underlining his importance in a dynamic England middle order

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Pakistan v England, 3rd ODI, Sharjah

Taylor marshals victory after Pakistan collapse

Nov 17, 2015: James Taylor produced an innings of class and style to help England to victory in a low-scoring ODI in Sharjah

The Report by George Dobell

Pakistan v England, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Younis' final call, Taylor's late call

Nov 11, 2015: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the opening one-day international in Abu Dhabi

David Hopps

Pakistan v England, 1st ODI, Abu Dhabi

Hafeez hundred secures Pakistan victory

Nov 11, 2015: Mohammad Hafeez was a dominant figure during Pakistan's Test series victory against England and he was to the fore once more, striking an unbeaten century as they took the opening ODI in Abu Dhabi by six wickets with 6.2 overs to spare

The Report by David Hopps

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

Pak v Eng, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day

'If you don't learn fast you don't stick around' - Anderson's warning to spinners

Nov 4, 2015: England's reliance on three all-rounders to bowl spin has failed to offset the critical absence of a specialist slow bowler able to exert control

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pak v Eng, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day

Hafeez's DRS escape 'massively frustrating' - Taylor

Nov 3, 2015: James Taylor said it was "massively frustrating" to see Mohammad Hafeez reprieved by a partial DRS system early in his innings on the third day in Sharjah with England convinced he had edged the ball

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pak v Eng, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day

Stokes embodies spirit but limitations hard to disguise

Nov 3, 2015: The sight of Ben Stokes marching out to bat with an injured shoulder heavily strapped summed up England's spirit but their spin-bowling limitations are proving hard to mask with the final Test at a critical point

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pak v Eng, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day

Taylor's patience again to the fore

Nov 2, 2015: James Taylor has waited a long time for an England Test recall and when it came in Sharjah his patience was again to the fore as he held together England's innings

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pakistan v England, 3rd Test, Sharjah

Taylor beneficiary as Buttler star wanes

Oct 31, 2015: James Taylor will resume his Test career in Sharjah but Jos Buttler has experienced the contrasting feeling of being dropped

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Taylor's long exile set to end

Oct 29, 2015: It is more than three years since James Taylor's bizarre Test introduction but it seems England are finally about to give him another chance

Andrew McGlashan in Sharjah

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 A v England XI, Tour match, Sharjah, 2nd day

Moeen, Hales fail to impress

Oct 9, 2015: England completed their final warm-up match ahead of the Test series with an increasingly farcical day of batting against Pakistan A in Sharjah

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