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Eoin Morgan speaks to the media after announcing his international retirement, Lord's, Jun 28, 2022

Captain Morgan oversaw one of England's most successful white-ball eras  •  Getty Images

England have dominated the news cycle this week with their clean sweep of once World Test champions New Zealand. England women came ever so close to taking their only Test away from South Africa women, only to be frustrated by the weather and South Africa's resistance. Meanwhile Eoin Morgan's retirement called to a close one of England's most glorious cricket chapters. This week they go up against India with their new-found "Bazball" approach to Test cricket. Will it pay off? All that and more in our weekly round-up.
England play the beautiful game as Ben Stokes embodies new-found positivity
Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root rampaged to a seven wicket win in the final Test, with England completing a 3-0 sweep of New Zealand. It was a gamble on a brand-new approach for England that paid off, says Vithushan Ehanthanrajah. For New Zealand, though, whose Test superstars have started to fade, it was a sort of reckoning and their failure to seize big moments suggested that the side has lost the spark - none more than captain Kane Williamson who hasn't made a fifty since the WTC final, says Matt Roller.
Travis Head and Nathan Lyon rip through Sri Lanka to secure huge win
Australia's spinners shredded Sri Lanka's line-up, who lost ten wickets inside 23 overs in a staggering collapse to lose the opening Test in Galle inside two and a half days.
Marizanne Kapp, Tumi Sekhukhune keep England at bay as rain forces draw
The South Africa pair frustrated England in the small windows of play the rain allowed on the final day of their Test in Taunton, but the weather had the final say as the match ended in a draw. The game was another demonstration of why women's Tests need another day to really thrive, says Valkerie Baynes.
Eoin Morgan takes his leave as England captain with one final act of self-awareness
England's limited-overs captain, who led the side to their first men's ODI World Cup win, announced his retirement from international cricket, and Vithushan Ehantharajah says he went about it much the way he did with his cricket. Matt Roller looks at the five ways Morgan revolutionised England's white-ball cricket, and how his successor, Jos Buttler, is perfectly placed to step up.
Bazball and the allure of the Edgbaston Test that awaits India
As England and India face off in the long-delayed fifth Test of last year's series, England have changed a lot, and India will recognise the giddiness around that, says Osman Samiuddin.
How Kumar Kartikeya went from left-arm orthodox to left-arm everything
The Madhya Pradesh and Mumbai Indians bowler, who was instrumental in his side's maiden Ranji Trophy win, spoke to Shashank Kishore about how he developed his craft to become a jack of all spin trades.
Jammu and Kashmir has a wealth of fast bowlers: 'We will see many more Umrans'
The emergence of Umran Malik has put the spotlight on the state's quick bowlers. Are there more like him? Mohsin Kamal asks around and the answer seems to be a resounding yes.
What's the most runs by a partnership pair in any Test series?
And how many teams have gone past 300 runs in a T20I? Steven Lynch has the answers.