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Sri Lanka v England, 4th ODI, Colombo

Buttler's timely intervention reinvigorates England

Dec 6, 2014: The prospects for England at the forthcoming World Cup have not been much of a conversation starter in recent times but they do have a few players who are starting to get people talking

Alan Gardner in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Triumph of England's cartoon super heroes

Dec 3, 2014: Joe Root and Jos Buttler, 23 and 24 respectively, are cartoon superheroes in a time when England are desperate to sketch out a more exciting template for their limited-overs game

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

England morale boosted by successful run chase

Dec 3, 2014: England survived a mid-innings wobble to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets with eight balls to spare in Hambantota to reduce the deficit to 2-1 in a seven-match series

The report by George Dobell

Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo

Cook looks to steady England ship

Nov 25, 2014: In monsoon season, England look to get on course for the World Cup

Alan Gardner

Sam Billings keeps Kent's flame burning

Sep 25, 2014: The county's rich lineage of wicketkeepers has welcomed its latest sensation. And his batting is giving the national selectors another explosive option to ponder

Jack Wilson

Sussex v Lancashire, Hove, 4th day

Sussex leave Lancashire needing help

Sep 12, 2014: Lancashire did not suffer the ignominy of being relegated from Division One on the same day that Yorkshire lifted the Championship but their fate is no longer in their own hands

Alan Gardner at Hove

England news

England refreshed for demanding slog

Sep 11, 2014: The new faces on England's central contracts list reflect the end of a period of great upheaval, as well as the punishing schedule over the next 12 months

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Moeen, Jordan among six new central contracts

Sep 11, 2014: The ECB has awarded central contracts to six new players, Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes

ESPNcricinfo staff

India in England 2014

Root star of England's improving show

Aug 18, 2014: Marks out of ten for England during their 3-1 series victory over India

George Dobell

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Young England growing up fast

Aug 9, 2014: The turnaround in England's fortunes since defeat at Lord's has been remarkable and testament to the faith Alastair Cook has shown in several new players

Mark Nicholas at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

England's ten men hand India innings defeat

Aug 9, 2014: A woeful batting display on the third afternoon, significantly worse than their opening-day effort, meant India subsided to 161 and handed England victory by an innings and 54 runs despite Stuart Broad being in hospital

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

England find their upward curve

Jul 31, 2014: There will doubtless be tough days ahead but England appear to have turned a corner. ESPNcricinfo assesses where the team is after levelling the series

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Encouragement for England - but no more

Jul 28, 2014: Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Jos Buttler piled on the pain for India but luck played its part and judgement should be reserved for tougher tests

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Hope springs eternal in Buttler

Jul 25, 2014: Jos Buttler's Test debut comes with England reeling from their worst run in 20 years. England's most original player for years carries hope of brighter times

David Hopps

India in England 2014

Buttler replaces Prior for third Test

Jul 22, 2014: England have included Jos Buttler in their 13-man squad for the third Test against India, confirming him as the successor to Matt Prior behind the stumps

ESPNcricinfo staff

England news

One battle too far for Prior

Jul 22, 2014: The last year has not been kind to Matt Prior but that should not diminish what he achieved for England and, if his career does prove to be over, he can be remembered as a key part of the period of sustained success

George Dobell

MCC news

Batsman's fault if mankaded - MCC

Jul 17, 2014: Stay in the crease, the MCC has once again reiterated to the batsmen, and avoid being 'mankaded'. That missive was sent by the MCC's World Cricket Committee at the conclusion of its two-day meeting at Lord's

Nagraj Gollapudi

Lancashire v Nottinghamshire, Aigburth, 1st day

Adams enjoys another Lancashire haul

Jul 13, 2014: It sounds increasingly likely that Andre Adams will retire after this season, but days like this against Lancashire - a side he prospers against - continue to show his value

Paul Edwards at Aigburth

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Cook confident over Prior fitness

Jul 8, 2014: Jos Buttler has been called into England's squad for the first Investec Test as cover for Matt Prior who reported some mild tightness in his right thigh

ESPNcricinfo staff

NatWest T20 Blast countdown

Sun setting on Somerset?

Jun 30, 2014: Somerset's missing fizz and the Blast's missing England players feature in this week's countdown of the things that mattered

Tim Wigmore
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