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Cook: England take Anderson for granted

Test Captain says England's new leading Test wicket-taker has delivered for the last seven years and is expected to bowl 'perfectly' every time.

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Trott to retain England opening spot

Batsman will keep place in top order for second Test with West Indies in Grenada despite double failure in Antigua.

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2dDavid Hopps in Cardiff

Pietersen makes underwhelming start to England quest

Runs were plundered in Cardiff, but not by Surrey's Kevin Pietersen in his first meaningful innings of the season. Still, this was just the start of his quest for an extraordinary return to the England team.

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4dSimon Barnes

Why we love record-breaking kings

Jimmy Anderson and Ian Botham's Test-wicket bowling benchmark have been talking points all week. Simon Barnes explains why breaking records is a deeply-felt human urge.

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Gary Ballance: England's reliable new Volvo

The batsman is one of several admirable young members of England's side, and it defies belief that there was talk of his position being in danger, writes George Dobell

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Ballance steadies the ship for England

Visitors made to work for their dominance against West Indies as both Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott fall cheaply in second innings - but James Anderson edges closer to Ian Botham record.

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7dESPN Staff

Misfiring Cook gets Vaughan backing

Vaughan says England captain Cook is doing the right things at the crease but it's the geniuses who can score runs when out of form.

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8dESPN Staff

Pietersen: I've been given England lifeline

Kevin Pietersen says incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has promised him a "clean slate" when it comes to future selection for England.

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England desperate for signs of success

Alastair Cook's side and the West Indies are in dire need of something that shows they are heading in the right direction as they prepare to meet

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