Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Alex Hales has agreed to join Hobart Hurricanes for the 2014-15 Big Bash League

Alex Hales replaces Ravi Bopara in England ODI squad

Hales has been in scintillating form for Nottinghamshire this season

Duncan Fletcher let slip that he already knows the India side

Duncan Fletcher’s job on line as India old guard tire of Test defeats

Test defeats "swept under the carpet" because of short-form success

England's Chris Jordan (centre) celebrates with his team-mates after taking the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin
Joe Root takes the applause after another half-century in the fifth Test against India

England vs India fifth Test report: Joe Root assumes command as bold England scent victory

India 148 England 385-7: Yorkshireman helps to turn the screw on India while becoming third Englishman to complete a half-century in all five matches of a series

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England vs India fifth Test: India’s batting is exposed by James Anderson yet again

Bowled tourists out for just 148 and are 62/0 at close of play

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England v India Fifth Test: Duncan Fletcher’s reputation on the line as India look to Ishant Sharma for inspiration

India’s recent away Test record is abysmal. The momentous victory at Lord’s less than a month ago, which seemed to have broken the cycle of defeat and mediocrity, has been followed by a return to the familiar pattern.

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Alastair Cook reign as captain was never in danger, says Peter Moores

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