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Bayliss urges Stokes to make public apology

The allrounder will be assessed "mentally and physically" over the two days of training before a decision is made on whether he returns to the XI

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How do you fit Stokes back into England's XI?

The allrounder is available for the Trent Bridge Test against India after his acquittal. But making room for him is not easy

Dobell: Stokes must learn lessons of brush with career oblivion

Regardless of his acquittal, hanging around a nightclub at 2.30am was not the behaviour of an international sportsman

India in England 2018

Hard Talk

Hardik Pandya not a Test allrounder yet - Holding

Michael Holding believes Pandya is not effective as a batsman, and lacks control and consistency with the ball

'If you want control, Pandya isn't your man yet'

West Indies legend says Hardik Pandya is far from where he needs to be to press forward his case as a genuine Test allrounder


Krishnaswamy: It's the conditions, stupid

Before being too harsh on the Indian batsmen, it's worth looking at the bowling-friendly conditions offered to them in SA and England

A slew of batting errors

England v India

Manjrekar: Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

India have struggled in England, but batsmen of just about every team fare poorly away from home these days

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AB speaks

South Africa news

De Villiers has 'no regrets' about leaving 'unbearable' pressures behind

The former South Africa captain is not missing international cricket just yet, given its mental demands

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Player signings

County cricket

Jordan Clark set for Surrey move as county seek allrounder cover

Earlier this season Clark took a hat-trick dubbed the greatest ever when he removed Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Jonny Bairstow in the Roses match

Rashid talks continue as Yorkshire seal Poysden deal

Josh Poysden will only play Championship matdhes on loan for the rest of the season but stays with Birmingham Bears as long as their T20 season continues

Nottinghamshire sign Kraigg Brathwaite for Championship run-in

Brathwaite will be part of a team that is looking to put pressure on Surrey at the top of the Division One table

Vitality Blast

The road to frantic Friday

Sur v Han: Finch back in style to keep Surrey in the hunt

Surrey must beat Glamorgan in Cardiff on Friday and hope other results go their way to reach the last eight of the Blast

Brum v Lan: Birmingham left hoping for Northants favour

Birmingham's defeat of Lancashire leaves them needing Northants to beat Yorkshire on Thursday night to keep their quarter-final hopes alive

The Chatter

Weekly round-up

When Russell ambushed his IPL paymasters


Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018


The man who steered India from an also-ran to a world power

Ajit Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

'A father figure and a shrewd tactician'

The cricketing fraternity reacts to the death of former India captain Ajit Wadekar

Serenity at its cold-blooded best

The story of Wadekar's India

Prithvi Shaw


'Patience will get me big runs'

India A batsman Prithvi Shaw talks about learning to bide his time when the bowlers are on top

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