Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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England desperate for winning formula but keeping Alastair Cook hampers experiments

Problems start, though don't end, with under-performing skipper

Ravi Bopara believs England's World Twenty20 match against Sri Lanka is already a 'must-win'

Ravi Bopara loyal to sinking ship of Alastair Cook’s England

Underperforming captain fails again but Bopara mounts stout defence

In memory of Phil Hughes, cricket bats are placed at playing fields in Macksville, Australia, the batsman’s home town

Phillip Hughes dead: Alastair Cook delivers Hughes homage with care

'I don't think we should change the way we play cricket,' said Cook

Australian bowler Sean Abbott (right) leaves St Vincent's Hospital following the death of fellow Australian batsman Phill Hughes

Sean Abbott: Support offered for distraught bowler following death of Phillip Hughes

Abbott delivered the ball which hit Hughes and subsequently led to his death

A distraught David Warner with his wife, Candice, leaving St Vincent’s hospital in Sydney

Phil Hughes dead: Cricket unites in grief on one of its saddest days

The game will struggle to come to terms with this tragedy

England’s Moeen Ali hits out during his innings of 119 from 87 balls

Sri Lanka vs England ODI match report: Moeen Ali’s heroic hundred still not enough to save tourists

Sri Lanka 317-6 England 292 (Sri Lanka win by 25 runs): New opening batsman is the star in a mightily entertaining match, which England could, perhaps should, have won

Phil Hughes was given oxygen and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the pitch by a team doctor

Phil Hughes: A swashbuckling, raw and talented batsman who had the world at his feet

Batsman's maverick style was matched by his country-lad’s diffidence

Steve Finn runs in to bowl during a nets session in Colombo

Sri Lanka vs England ODI: Long-suffering Steve Finn is held back by injury as tourists opt to play safe

Frustration for fast-bowler after having spent so many long months rebuilding his action and restoring his confidence in it

Players call for medical help after Hughes collapses

Phil Hughes injury: Cricket world reels as Australian opener 'fights for his life'

Australian opener was caught by a bouncer from Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground

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