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8hAlan Gardner

Landmark day for Anderson as England shine

Bowler surpasses 400 Test wickets as Alastair Cook's side seize the advantage after action-packed opening day against New Zealand at Headingley.

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20hAlex Winter

Expectations return for England

Preview: Suddenly people are giving the England cricket team a second glance as they look for series victory against New Zealand.

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4dESPN Staff

Bayliss confirmed as England coach

Trevor Bayliss has been confirmed as England's new coach the day after it emerged that he had become the ECB's preferred choice ahead of Jason Gillpesie. He will join the ECB next month ahead of the Ashes series which begins in July.

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5dESPN Staff

Bayliss set to be named England coach

Trevor Bayliss is reported to have been offered the role of England coach ahead of fellow Australian Jason Gillespie.

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5dAlan Tyers

Maybe cricket can be fun after all?

The Irreverent View emerges from a bleak few weeks for English cricket clinging to the hope of - maybe, just maybe - enjoying the summer's Tests against New Zealand and Australia

5dAndrew McGlashan

Cook and Stokes lead England revival

Captain unbeaten on 153 while Stokes achieves fastest-ever century at Lord's as England lead New Zealand by 295 runs at stumps on day four.

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6dAndrew McGlashan

New Zealand take charge against England

Alastair Cook's side trail by 60 runs with eight wickets of their second innings remaining after visitors bowled out for 523 on day three at Lord's.

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7dAndrew McGlashan

England frustrated as New Zealand rally

Visitors reach 303/2 in reply to England's 389 after two days of the first Test at Lord's, with Kane Williamson poised on unbeaten 92.

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8dAndrew McGlashan

Root and Stokes lead England fight

Pair steady England from 30/4 but narrowly miss out on centuries as hosts recover to finish opening day against New Zealand at Lord's on 354/7.

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Embattled England face rising force NZ

Intriguing contest between teams pulling in opposite directions provides welcome distraction from off field controversies.

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Southee cautious as NZ get into swing

Bowler has already etched his name into Lord's history after six wicket haul in 2013, but says he is taking nothing for granted.


Cook denies Pietersen ultimatum

England captain denies allegations he threatened to leave if Pietersen was recalled, but admits he agreed to the decision not to include him in the team's plans for the summer.

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11dESPN Staff

Strauss suffers Langer setback

Justin Langer has extended his coaching contract with Western Australia until the end of 2017-18, putting an end to speculation that linked him with the England and India coaching jobs.

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11dDavid Hopps

Joe Root named ECB Player of the Year

Root's love for the game, not for what it brings, is quite a gift after a year of much turmoil within English cricket. Somehow, in this swirl of ill will, he has triumphed - and it offers hope, writes David Hopps.

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11dGeorge Dobell

Gillespie set for Strauss meeting

Australian due to meet ECB officials in the next few days to discuss the vacant England coaching position.

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11dDavid Hopps

Broad understands England captaincy decision

Fast bowler is concentrating on upcoming Test series with New Zealand and says he can see why new ECB director Andrew Strauss gave Eoin Morgan the limited-over captaincy.

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13dByron Coverdale

Clarke feels sorry for Pietersen

Michael Clarke says Kevin Pietersen's England exile will make Australia's Ashes task easier this summer.

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