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T20I batting nominees

Cool, cool runnings

Jan 12, 2017: Nerveless final-over blasting, composed chasing, and mature risk-management - that's how our nominees batted in T20Is this year

Freddie Wilde

England in India 2016-17

Root to join England squad after birth of son

Jan 9, 2017: Joe Root is expected to be available for the opening ODI of the series between England and India after missing the start of the tour to witness the birth of his first child

George Dobell

England

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

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

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

Root takes the hard road to renewed success

Dec 16, 2016: Joe Root feels a session batting on a road inside the Chepauk stadium had helped him rediscover his fluency ahead of the fifth Test in Chennai

George Dobell in Chennai

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

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

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

India's all-round show earns 2-0 lead

Nov 29, 2016: It took, perhaps, a little longer than may have been expected but India duly cantered to an eight-wicket victory in Mohali and unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

The Ashes 2017-18

Australia face short-term pain for Ashes success - Ponting

Nov 15, 2016: With a year to go until the 2017-18 Ashes, Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting assess the two teams' current form and prospects of victory Down Under

Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 1st day

India worn down by lack of wear and tear

Nov 9, 2016: Deprived of the chance to bat first and put massive runs on the board, India were forced to improvise in a bid to create pressure. And it didn't work

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 1st day

Root rouses England from post-Dhaka depression

Nov 9, 2016: Joe Root and Moeen Ali combined to give England the best start they could have wished for, on a surface that will only get harder for batting

George Dobell in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 1st day

Root falls in spite of Yadav fumble

Nov 9, 2016: For a split-second, Umesh Yadav's heart was in his mouth. He'd had the key wicket of England's innings clasped in his hands but appeared to have tossed it away in a celebratory gesture

Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Cook versus Ashwin, Root versus Jadeja

Nov 7, 2016: India's spinners have been rampant at home, and the onus will be on Alastair Cook and Joe Root to negate them

Gaurav Sundararaman

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 India 2016-17

England cram for India examination by booking in for double nets

Nov 4, 2016: ngland turned their day off into a double nets session in a bid to bring themselves up to speed for a challenging tour of India.

George Dobell in Mumbai

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Dhaka, 2nd day

Root's illness puts focus on ball-cleaning role

Oct 29, 2016: England are desperate for Joe Root to shake off a sickness bug - and some suspect that his ball licking could be to blame

George Dobell in Mirpur

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
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