Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Mark Wood bowling for England against Ireland in the abandoned limited-overs international against Ireland in Dublin

England vs New Zealand: Kevin Pietersen still casts a shadow as England pick two new boys

Adam Lyth and Mark Wood step up for a chance to prove their worth against the Kiwis

Andrew Strauss at Lord’s on Tuesday at his unveiling as the new director of the England team

Kevin Pietersen attacks 'deceitful' ECB after Andrew Strauss kills his hopes of return

England director claims trust on both sides has been 'eradicated' but batsman feels misled and asks 'what more could I do?'

Surrey’s Kevin Pietersen walks off at the Oval after finishing on 355 not out

Andrew Strauss not afraid to take risks as he opens his innings with Kevin Pietersen decision

New director of cricket's first public outing shows that he is up for the task

Alastair Cook speaks with Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss has ground to make up before he even starts new England role

New England director risks being tainted by shoddy sacking of Peter Moores

England's leading wicket-taker James Anderson

Top 10 England bowlers of all-time: Stephen Brenkley selects his favourite bowlers, including James Anderson and Ian Botham

Anderson is England's top wicket-taker, but that doesn't mean he's the best

Peter Moores has been sacked as England head coach

Peter Moores sacked: Moores hits out at sacking as Andrew Strauss takes hot seat

Moores says 'it’s difficult to put into words how I feel except to say how disappointed I am' after getting the axe

Andrew Strauss congratulates Alastair Cook after England beat Australia in Durham during the 2013 Ashes

Andrew Strauss may struggle to find the right man for the England job

New national director has few options to succeed Moores. The way he was sacked will not help

'Nothing less than Cook’s departure would show that Strauss was his own man'

Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Andrew Strauss is the latest favourite, but might be seen as too close to the present regime

Jonathan Trott made just 72 runs in three Tests in the West Indies – which included three ducks

Jonathan Trott calls time on England career after humiliation in West Indies

It became evident in the first innings of the final Test that Trott still had difficulty coping with the short ball

Peter Moores, left, shakes hands with Jonathan Trott after England’s humiliating defeat by West Indies

England analysis: A lust for sackings and the axe for Peter Moores will not end this shambles

England are in denial, but axing coach Peter Moores and rushing to give ex-captain Andrew Strauss director's job would be folly

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