Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Cricket World Cup 2015: South Africa rout Sri Lanka by nine wickets to reach semi-finals and end Kumar Sangakkara's ODI career

Sri Lanka 133 all-out (37.2 overs), South Africa 134-1 (18 overs)

England’s Test opener is far from the only question James Whitaker faces

Chairman of selectors is in a vulnerable position

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara: Why all should kneel before king Kumar...

Stephen Brenkley pays tribute to a great player and person in Sri Lanka's humble hero Kumar Sangakkara, who, as he enjoys a last hurrah, is arguably the best bat since Donald Bradman

Jonathan Trott is set to be recalled for the West Indies tour after doing well

Battered England turn back to Jonathan Trott after World Cup debacle

They now have a gruelling schedule of 17 Test matches in eight months

Ian Bell celebrates his half-century
Eoin Morgan's side must bounce back from their abject failure in the World Cup by looking to new horizons

Cricket World Cup 2015: One day at a time? England move on from failure Down Under and turn attention to gruelling Tests ahead

The selectors have already met to plot their upcoming campaign, which begins in the West Indies in four weeks and will embrace 17 matches over eight months

Steven Finn of the England cricket team arrives at Sydney Airport

Cricket World Cup 2015: Time for England to play without fear - now it does not really matter

Afghanistan offers chance to throw off the shackles

Cricket World Cup 2015: Peter Moores is man to rebuild England after disastrous tournament, insists Paul Downton

MD pleads for time after World Cup disaster and says results will improve

Peter Moores: I want to carry on desperately – we just haven’t played well for a while

'We know we have to play better,' says embattled coach

England out of the Cricket World Cup 2015: Latest humiliation stems from malaise at the top

Bangladesh 275-7 (50 0vers) England 260 all-out (50 overs)

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All noisy on the Lib Dems' western front

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Kenya's brothers in arms take on world

Last year Wilson Kipsang had his marathon record taken off him by training partner and friend Dennis Kimetto. They talk about facing off in the London Marathon
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