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  • England
  • Ballance recalled as Stokes dropped for World Cup
  • Dec 20, 2014: Gary Ballance is the player to benefit from Alastair Cook's sacking as one-day captain after he was named in England's World Cup squad. Ben Stokes and Harry Gurney have also been omitted from the team that was recently in Sri Lanka

  • England
  • Cook sacked as England one-day captain
  • Dec 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has been removed as captain of England's one-day side with Eoin Morgan appointed to lead England at the World Cup that starts in February.

  • England
  • Still time to axe Cook as captain, says Hussain
  • Dec 18, 2014: Nasser Hussain believes it is not too late to drop Alistair Cook as England's one-day international captain, claiming the decision to revoke the role from the opening batsman "should have happened months ago."

  • Sri Lanka v England
  • England slump to fifth Sri Lanka defeat
  • Dec 16, 2014: The full-house crowd might have come to bid farewell to Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, but it was Tillakaratne Dilshan who led the hosts to a crushing 87-run victory in the final ODI of the series against England.

  • Cricket
  • Clarke to undergo hamstring surgery
  • Dec 15, 2014: Michael Clarke's chances of leading Australia in their home World Cup campaign appear extremely slim after Cricket Australia confirmed he would have surgery on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday

  • England v Sri Lanka
  • Cook's future left in the balance
  • Dec 13, 2014: Alastair Cook's future as England ODI captain appears to be in the balance after another series loss left his coach, Peter Moores, unable to guarantee his place in the World Cup side.

  • Australia v India
  • Lyon scripts incredible Australian win
  • Dec 13, 2014: Nathan Lyon finished with career-best figures to help Australia to an emotional 48-run victory in the first Test against India

  • Australia v India
  • Clarke admits he may never play again
  • Dec 13, 2014: Michael Clarke has admitted he may never play again after chronic back and hamstring problems overtook him during the first Test against India in Adelaide

  • Sri Lanka v England
  • Root century leads England to fine victory
  • Dec 11, 2014: Joe Root's third ODI century of the year helped England to a five-wicket victory in Pallekele and maintained their hopes of winning the series against Sri Lanka

  • Australia v India
  • Smith and Clarke bring up emotional centuries
  • Dec 10, 2014: Michael Clarke battled through severe back pain to make his 28th Test hundred, Steven Smith scored his fifth and the pair punished India's inconsistent bowlers on a second day badly hit by rain

  • Australia v India
  • Clarke retires hurt with back injury
  • Dec 9, 2014: Michael Clarke left Adelaide Oval for further treatment after retiring hurt with an apparent relapse of his chronic back condition during day one of the first Test against India

  • Australia v India
  • Warner century headlines emotional day
  • Dec 9, 2014: With the focus firmly on how the Australians would front up to Test cricket following Phillip Hughes' demise, David Warner scattered whatever nerves or doubts there may have been with a blazing start to the first Test

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