Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Andy Flower (left) said in 2009 that Peter Moores would ‘definitely come back one day’

Peter Moores appointed: Andy Flower behind bold move back to the future

Flower said in 2009 that Moores would ‘definitely come back one day’

Peter Moores was criticised for failing to handle top players when he last led the England team

Cricket: England to take unquestionable risk by recalling Peter Moores as head coach

Peter Moores will be named as England’s new coach on Saturday, five years after being sacked from the job.

Jonathan Trott playing in his first senior appearance since the Ashes in a pre-season friendly for Warwickshire earlier this month

Comment: It must be the end for Jonathan Trott but nobody comes well out of this sad saga

Trott announced that he would be taking a break away from the game after the stress-related illness that forced him out of the Ashes Tour of Australia returned

Cricket T20 World Cup 2014: Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka home for epic finish

Sangakkara's unbeaten 52 helped Sri Lanka chase down India's 130 with six wickets in hand and clinch the World Cup in his final Twenty20 match before retirement

Australian cricketer Ellyse Perry (L) plays a shot as England wicket keeper Sarah Taylor looks on during the ICC Women's World Twenty20 final cricket match

Cricket T20 Women's World Cup 2014: England suffer power failure and loss of nerve as Australia complete T20 hat-trick

England set 106 for the win but Australia had no trouble on their way to World Twenty20 success with 30 balls to spare

Finger on pulse: England bowler Jodie Dibble (left) finds a novel way of connecting with her team-mate

Women's World Twenty20: Charlotte Edwards ready for the old enemy

The T20 final will feature England, Australia and sledging

Mahela Jayawardene prepares to bat during a training session

Cricket T20 World Cup 2014: Sri Lankan greats face final curtain in T20 final

For two of the greatest modern players, today's World Twenty20 final probably represents a final shot at a trophy. Both Mahela Jayawardene (609 international matches) and Kumar Sangakkara (546) will retire from the shortest form of the game after Sri Lanka's match with India.

Anya Shrubsole (second left) is congratulated after claiming the wicket of South Africa’s Trisha Chetty yesterday

South Africa 101 England 102-1 match report: Thoroughbred Shrubsole canters England into final

The two best teams in the tournament and in the world will contest the final of the Women’s World Twenty20 tomorrow. Other teams are narrowing the gap on England and Australia, but gap there remains. It is simply that it is no longer a gaping chasm.

Classy Kohli puts India on verge of trophy

If it is possible not to break sweat when chasing 173 to win in a semi-final under floodlights in stifling humidity, India more or less performed the feat last night.

England captain Charlotte Edwards knows South Africa have made huge steps in the last few years

Women's World Twenty20: England captain Charlotte Edwards hopes her bowlers prove too canny for big-hitting South Africans

England's team of new professionals will play a World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday facing a team who have never beaten them. In eight matches against South Africa, seven have gone in favour of England with one no result.

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How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit