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Jan 15

Ben Stokes charged with affray over incident outside Bristol nightclub

• All-rounder will appear before Bristol magistrates at later date• Stokes missed Ashes but provisionally named in Twenty20 squadThe England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub in September.The 26…

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Jan 14

Jason Roy blasts England’s highest ODI score in five-wicket win over Australia

• First ODI: Australia 304-8 (50 overs); England 308-5 (48.5)• Roy hits 180 and Root makes 91* in five-wicket winThat’s one way to secure your first proper win of an Australia tour. The Ashes may be gone but England kicked off the one-day international…

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Jan 14

Move Cook to No3 and look beyond Branderson: how England can win Ashes | Rob Smyth

A new challenge could revitalise Alastair Cook, wildcards in squads can help find the X-factor and the exits of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad must be staggeredThe search for Alastair Cook’s opening partner has overshadowed an even greater need to fil…

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Jan 14

Australia v England: first one-day international – live!

Jason Roy hit the biggest one-day score in England history to help his side to a record-breaking victory in the first ODI against Australia 11.24am GMT And that’s all from me. It’s been, quite literally, a blast. Bye! 11.24am GMT And Eoin Morgan:It rea…

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Jan 13

England players must commit 100% to new ideas or face axe, says Joe Root

• Captain wants a plan put in place before the series in New Zealand• Root confirms that he will be one of 26 England players up for IPL auctionJoe Root has issued a stark warning that he will take a hard line on those England players who do not shape …

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Jan 12

Eoin Morgan defends Trevor Bayliss before one-day series against Australia

• England limited-over captain lends support to under-fire head coach• ‘Trevor Bayliss has been brilliant for us,’ says Morgan before MCG opener Eoin Morgan has defended his head coach, Trevor Bayliss, before England’s ODI series against Australia. Aft…

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Jan 12

The Joy of Six: 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket | Nick Miller

An agonising and possibly unjust defeat, a one-handed batting performance and £34 to go towards church funds: six great final-wicket standsThe typical image of the last-wicket partnership is a batsman shepherding a tail-ender and compiling most of the …

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Jan 11

Eoin Morgan steers England one-day warm-up win over Australia XI

Cricket Australia XI 258-9 (50 overs); England 259-5 (40.5 overs)England win by five wickets as captain hits unbeaten 81 in SydneyEngland started to put their Ashes woes behind them as the one-day side beat a Cricket Australia XI in comprehensive fashi…

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Jan 10

Jos Buttler hails Trevor Bayliss for liberating England’s one-day players

• ‘Any coach who can make a player feel 10ft tall is fantastic,’ says Buttler• Alex Hales and Jason Roy to battle for spot in Sunday’s ODI v AustraliaJos Buttler says England’s one-day contingent will be sad to see head coach Trevor Bayliss go next yea…

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Jan 09

Trevor Bayliss assumes rather a lot in choosing when to depart England | Andy Bull

Just after being walloped 4-0 by Australia is not a strong position for the head coach to make pronouncements about how long he plans to stayThe career of an England cricket coach is like that of a politician: it always ends in failure. David Lloyd wen…

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Jan 09

Ashes 2017-18: our writers’ end-of-series awards

England and Australia jostle for the awards for best moment, match, and breakthrough player. Best player? Well, maybe the award should be renamedSteve Smith is a freak. To think he started the series with a supposed drought of international centuries h…

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Jan 09

Trevor Bayliss to stand down as England head coach at end of 2019 Ashes

Head coach will not renew contract when it expires in 18 months after overseeing heavy defeats to India and AustraliaTrevor Bayliss intends to stand down as England head coach at the end of the World Cup and Ashes home summer in 2019, but has said he w…

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Jan 08

Where do England go now? Maybe it is the turn of the selectors to feel the heat | Vic Marks

Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss safe despite Ashes humbling but selectors’ emphasis on character over record and a reluctance to shuffle the pack needs looking atIt has been gruelling for England’s players but they should not forget this Ashes tour in a hu…

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Jan 08

England must use Ashes defeat as motivation, says Anderson – video

Jimmy Anderson, standing in for Joe Root as England captain, says the crushing Ashes defeat must be used as motivation for 2019. Australia won the fifth Test in Sydney by an innings and 123 runs to seal a 4-0 series win. ‘That feeling that you get shou…

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Jan 07

England left with little hope after Marsh Ashes centuries on day four – video

England were left with an uphill battle to pick up a consolation win in the fifth Test of the Ashes, ending the fourth day 210 behind Australia only just six wickets remaining. The Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell, continued to bat at the start of th…

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Jan 07

Mark Stoneman and James Vince sweat on their places in New Zealand tour party | Ali Martin

Of England’s three unproven batsmen at the start of the Ashes series, only Dawid Malan has cemented his place in the side – Stoneman and Vince have promised much but ultimately failed to deliverThe three England batsmen who came to Australia as unprove…

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