"Everyone in the cricket world, especially in Test cricket, looks up to Australia. It's going to be a historic and memorable occasion for Afghanistan as a new cricketing nation to play Australia in a test match." … [Read more...] about Afghanistan relieved after Australia sanction one-off Test
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First came to mainstream attention with a 25-ball hundred in a pre-season T10 game against Lancashire last year, which included six sixes in an over, but has already spent a long time in the England pathway programme. A regular at U-19 level, Jacks went on the spin camp to Mumbai last winter before travelling to Australia with the Lions, and is a powerful hitter in one-day cricket. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?
"The media's investigation into what happened at Cape Town was very thorough, but it did surprise me that it took until the eve of the final Test before the coach resigned," Gould said. "Look, I like Darren. I umpired him many times when he was playing for Yorkshire and admired him as a player, he was one of the best batsmen we had in the county game during the first half of this century. But I firmly believe that the coach sets the tempo for the team and in South Africa in 2018 Darren's team went way too far. … [Read more...] about Umpire suspicions about Australia led to Newlands sting
Cook, born on Christmas Day in 1984, was the gift that kept on giving for England. Plucked from the county circuit as a prodigy who already had a double century for Essex against Australia, Cook piled on the Test runs for his country, including a ton on his debut in 2006 against India. On this day in 2015, the then-captain Cook passed his Essex mentor Graham Gooch to become England's all-time leading Test run-scorer during an innings of 75 against New Zealand at Headingley. Not content with overtaking Gooch's mark of 8,900 runs, Cook went on to achieve another May 30 feat 12 months later, becoming the first Englishman to tally 10,000 Test runs. He reached that total on the way to England securing a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street. … [Read more...] about On this day in sport: Babe Ruth’s farewell, Liverpool rock Roma, Tyson topples Thomas and Cook’s twin feats
Who are England's uncapped 14?England homepageSquads for specific formats will be announced in due course but the list of uncapped players includes seamers Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Richard Gleeson (Lancashire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Ollie Robinson (Sussex) and Tom Helm (Middlesex). … [Read more...] about England name 14 uncapped players in back-to-training group