Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Ian Bell moved to No 3 in the one-day side at the end of the summer and is happy to play there against Sri Lanka

Bell wants aggressive response by England

'People would rather see us be aggressive and lose instead of be timid and come away with nothing', says Bell

England captain Alastair Cook addresses the press at Lord’s on Friday

Alastair Cook sees opportunity to make critics change tune

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Moeen Ali interview: I'll take fight to boo-boys, says England bowler

As he showed with the wristbands supporting Palestine, the England spinner is not slow in expressing his beliefs. He tells Stephen Brenkley being barracked by India fans has made him determined to justify a deep loyalty to his place of birth

Joe Root is likely to be played at No 4 in the one-day side

Root seeks World Cup plunder after becoming middle-order buccaneer

Former England opener enjoys role that gives scope to attack

Ben Stokes made up for a disappointing summer in England colours with a dazzling century for Durham in a one-day semi-final

Ben Stokes: The meteoric rise and then fall of one of England's hottest prospects

In the first of three interviews with England’s hottest young prospects, Stephen Brenkley talks to the Durham all-rounder about his meteoric rise and then fall from grace after he broke his hand punching a locker

Kevin Pietersen autobiography: KP will not cast feats of Andy Flower into the shadows

A coach is invariably defined by how often his teams win. It is a truth universally acknowledged. Win and he stays in the job, lose and he is packing his troubles in the old kitbag faster than a Mitchell Johnson bumper.

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Kevin Pietersen autobiography: How the dust is settling for the stars of KP's blistering book...

There are enough main players in Pietersen’s tome to assemble a cricket team; albeit a dysfunctional one. After a week of madness Stephen Brenkley assesses who’s been stumped and who’s ducked the bouncers

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The man who was once the England team’s most illustrious player has again outflanked those who dispensed with him

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The man behind the spoof Twitter account is a friend of both Stuart Broad and Alex Hales, but is adamant no England players tweeted from it

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Kevin Pietersen autobiography: ECB offers a study in how not to handle a crisis

It can only hope (and pray) that after Pietersen has made all the running for another two days or so and done wonders for his book sales there will be room for a more considered reaction to his allegations

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