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World T20 2016

Young and aggressive, but raw round the edges

Mar 14, 2016: Can the forces of nature that have been unleashed by England's white-ball revolution be harnessed in time for them to make an impression at the World T20? Or is it too little, too late

Andrew Miller

MCA XI v England XI, World T20 warm-up, Mumbai

Jordan's yorkers too good for his team-mates

Mar 14, 2016: A Mumbai XI reinforced with four donations from the England squad ran their visitors close before succumbing to a 14-run defeat

Andrew Miller at the Brabourne Stadium

New Zealand v England, World T20 warm-ups, Mumbai

England spinners tie up Williamson's NZ

Mar 12, 2016: Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali produced impressive spells to subdue Kane Williamson and set England up for a six-wicket victory in Mumbai

Nagraj Gollapudi in Mumbai

South Africa A v England XI, Tour match, Paarl

Hales and Morgan set up comfortable win

Feb 17, 2016: Alex Hales continued his prolific form and Eoin Morgan cut loose as England secured a 44-run victory in their T20 warm-up match against South Africa A

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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