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England National Cricket Team News

Feb 02

David Willey shines as England thrash Prime Minister’s XI in T20

• Prime Minister’s XI 136-8 | England 139-2• David Willey takes three for 32 and scores 79 off 36 ballsThe mandatory Ashes tour visit to Canberra ended in a routine win for England’s Twenty20 side as the Prime Minister’s XI were thumped by eight wicket…

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Feb 01

Ben Stokes named in England’s ODI squad to face New Zealand

• All-rounder due in court before five-match series begins• Dawid Malan and Jake Ball not included in squadEngland have announced the squad for their one-day international series in New Zealand, with the familiar sight of Ben Stokes’s inclusion accompa…

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Jan 30

England U19s cricket captain Harry Brook dropped on disciplinary grounds

Incident took place 24 hours before New Zealand play-offBrook missed final game of ICC Cricket World Cup campaignThe England Under-19s captain, Harry Brook, was dropped for the final game of their ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup campaign after falling f…

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Jan 29

Trevor Bayliss wants to see England reaction to one-day favourite status

• Head coach says England are among World Cup front-runners• ‘If we go into all series as favourites, that will be good practice’Trevor Bayliss was measured when asked to dissect his England side’s performance after a commanding 4-1 ODI series win in A…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/29/trevor-bayliss-england-reaction-one-day-favourites

Jan 28

Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales join England’s unwanted list at IPL auction

• One-day captain and opener remain unsold at second day• Mark Wood and Sam Billings both signed by Chennai Super KingsJoe Root and Eoin Morgan will miss the 2018 Indian Premier League after both were unsold during the tournament’s auction.A total of 2…

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Jan 27

Ben Stokes bags £1.4m deal with Rajasthan Royals in IPL auction

• England captain Joe Root goes unsold, along with Chris Gayle• Jos Buttler also signs for Rajasthan, while Woakes fetches £820,000Ben Stokes’ pending court case did little to affect his market value at the Indian Premier League auction in Bengaluru as…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/27/ben-stokes-ipl-auction-rajasthan-royals

Jan 25

Kevin Pietersen eager to join England one-day coaching setup

• Former England batsmen says he is keen on ODI role• ‘I have an incredible amount to offer the game’Kevin Pietersen has signalled his desire to be involved in coaching the England cricket team on the eve of his final match for the Melbourne Stars in t…

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Jan 23

Sam Curran gets England T20 call as Chris Woakes calls for ODI whitewash

• Ben Stokes situation opens door for teenage Surrey all-rounder• Woakes urges England to keep their foot on Australia’s throatSam Curran has been added to England’s Twenty20 squad for the tri-series with Australia and New Zealand. The 19-year-old Surr…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jan/23/sam-curran-england-chris-woakes-odi-whitewash-australia

Jan 22

Joe Root to miss Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand

• Root had hoped to use the T20s to develop his white ball cricket• ‘Trevor is mindful of it being a very long summer’Joe Root will miss the Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand next month after discussions with the England head coach, Tre…

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Jan 21

Steve Smith denies ball-tampering after Australia captain is seen wiping lip

• Video has led to speculation that he rubbed lip balm on ball• ‘It’s the way I get spit from the side of my mouth and on the ball’Steve Smith has quashed talk of ball‑tampering after footage emerged of the Australia captain wiping his lip before shini…

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Jan 21

Jos Buttler century inspires England to series-clinching ODI win over Australia

• England 302-6; Australia 286-5• Full scorecard as England win by 16 runsA series win wrapped up at the earliest opportunity. For once in Australia, it was England’s to celebrate. In a match during which the tourists clawed back the initiative, Englan…

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Jan 21

Australia v England, third ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from third ODI, 3.20am (GMT) startRoot helps dominant England 2-0 up over AustraliaAnd you can mail Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 5.51am GMT 32nd over: England 155-4 (Morgan 34, Buttler 27) Pat Cummins returns for his second spell …

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Jan 19

England’s second ODI victory over Australia ‘wasn’t pretty’, says Joe Root

• Second ODI: Australia 270-9; England 274-6 (Eng win by four wkts) • Joe Root unbeaten on 46 as tourists go 2-0 up in five-match seriesEngland came into this series wanting to win in different ways. So after a dominant performance in the first one-day…

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Jan 18

Great loss to cricket: Len Hutton to retire – archive, 1956

18 January 1956: Poor health has forced the England and Yorkshire cricketer, noted for his superb technique, to retire from the gameLen Hutton, the England and Yorkshire opening batsman and England’s professional captain in 23 Test matches, announced y…

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Jan 17

Ben Stokes: ECB ruling raises more questions over their decision-making | Vic Marks

Decision to reinstate England all-rounder for series in New Zealand despite pending trial for affray has puzzling aspectsBen Stokes will be back in the fold and playing for England within four weeks. During the period when Stokes had not been charged b…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/jan/17/ben-stokes-england-ecb-ruling-questions

Jan 17

Ben Stokes: all-rounder cleared to play for England after affray charge

• All-rounder can take part in New Zealand tour and IPL• Stokes ‘extremely delighted’ that suspension been liftedBen Stokes will return to international cricket in February after the England and Wales Cricket Board lifted his suspension. On Monday, the…

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