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Joe Root is not given enough time to build an innings when he comes in at number five

Williamson's introduction at number three gives him the opportunity to build an innings. Bringing Root in at five doesn't give him the same chance

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If you truly believe in a player’s batting, you don’t send him in at six

Ali has paid the price for two poor Tests in the West Indies despite starring last summer

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Stuart Broad was out for three in England's first innings in the first Test with New Zealand

Broad's latest failure at the crease brought just three runs and sees his stretch without a 50 reach 30 innings

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Moeen Ali successfully appeals for the wicket of New Zealand opener Tom Latham

England 389 all out, New Zealand 303-2

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Ben Stokes

Diary of a cricket obsessive

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Kevin Pietersen leaves the field after being left stranded on 355 not out

The England rugby union and cricket teams may have harmed their chances of success by taking a stand

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COMMENT: It was an all-too familiar morning at Lord's

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Englands Ben Stokes reacts as he walks back to the pavilion after getting bowled-out for 92 runs

His talent with both bat and ball is simply too great for England to disregard

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Pakistani Rangers gather for a rehearsal of security arrangements for the Zimbabwe team outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore

After a lengthy and painful exile in the UAE, the national side will finally be back on home soil when they take on Zimbabwe on Friday. Richard Edwards hears about the boost it will give the country – and the fears no other Test-playing sides will follow 

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Joe Root reached 80 by tea

England 354-7 vs New Zealand

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Ben Stokes

England 113/4 at lunch

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Yorkshire’s Adam Lyth, in action in the West Indies, deserves his Test debut

The left-hander propelled Yorkshire to the County Championship last season

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Jason Gillespie is a forerunner to replace Peter Moores as England coach

England are set to play their 100th Test against New Zealand

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Alastair Cook and Brendan McCullum, his opposite number, before the Test series

The captain knows this is another series that could cost him his job

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Alastair Cook has been reunited with former captain Andrew Strauss in his new role as director of cricket

COLUMN: Moores was dedicated but he lacked international pedigree

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Andrew Strauss is unveiled as the director of cricket for the ECB

New director of cricket outlines his vision for the future in ‘well-received’ meeting with Test squad

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Jason Gillespie

Andrew Strauss will make an announcement soon

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Warwickshire’s Keith Barker has so far been ignored by England selectors and could still be snapped by West Indies

 

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England batsman Joe Root celebrates after reaching his century against Sri Lanka in the first Test at Lord’s last year

England player of the year embarrasses Strauss by praising former coach

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The Queen and the letter sent to Charlie
football This is the brilliant response from Buckingham Palace
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GALLERYNo one reached Taribo West levels, but there were still a few players the should have been sent back to the barber
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GALLERYA look at what your team will be wearing next season
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A sexist letter sent to a BBC female presenter
Women's SportEmma Barnett criticised the level of televised and sponsored female sport, and received this response
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Kane Williamson ended day two on 92 not out
cricketREPORTEngland vs NZ: Kiwis set for huge score as they end day two trailing by 86 runs with eight wickets in hand
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If you truly believe in a player’s batting, you don’t send him in at six
England v NZ: Batting at eight hardly instills confidence in his talents
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Stuart Broad was out for three in England's first innings in the first Test with New Zealand
England v NZ: Stuart Broad's confidence issues date back to a nasty blow in the face last year
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British boxer James DeGale takes on Andre Dirrell in Boston on Saturday
BoxingEXCLUSIVE COLUMN Frank Warren: America is not the hostile territory it once was for our champions and contenders
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James DeGale straps up his hands during a training session ahead of Saturday’s fight in Boston
James DeGale could become the first ever British Olympic gold medalist to win a world championship
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Freddie Burns still has strong ties to Bath as most of his family live in the city
Rugby UnionINTERVIEW Leicester fly-half tells Chris Hewett how learning to rein in the flair play has paid off as he prepares to take on Bath in Saturday’s Premiership semi-final
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Lotus driver Romain Grosjean during Thursday practice
F1Monaco GP: Return to Monte Carlo comes a year after Bianchi secured the two points that has kept Marussia in existence
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Jules Bianchi of France and Marussia arriving for the drivers' parade prior to the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix on 5 October
Bianchi's father Philippi has given an update on the ex-Marussia driver's condition a year on from his Monaco success
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Rafael Nadal serves during a practice session at Roland Garros
TennisFrench Open: He has lost just once at Roland Garros but this year the king of clay is not the favourite
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Andy Murray practices alongside his coach Amelie Mauresmo
French Open: 10 wins from 10 has rejuvenated the Briton on the clay surface
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Rory McIlroy can’t believe it as he struggles through the second round, finishing on 78
GolfBMW PGA: World No 1 crashes out at Wentworth as Donald stays in touch with the leaders
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A shot from the Lowe's hairpin during the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix
From a WWII secret agent winning the first ever race to David Coulthard's Superman cape, read up on the history of the jewel of the F1 calendar
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Pakistani Rangers gather for a rehearsal of security arrangements for the Zimbabwe team outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore
cricketAfter a lengthy and painful exile in the UAE, the national side will finally be back on home soil when they take on Zimbabwe
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Promoter Kellie Maloney pays a visit to a boxing gym in Birmingham, the first she has made since a gender reassignment operation
BOXINGINTERVIEWThe transgender manager/promoter sets out on her maiden voyage on Saturday
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Steffon Armitage has been at Toulon since 2011 and falls foul of England’s policy on foreign-based players
rugby unionRugby World Cup : Toulon man left out of the coach's 50-man training squad for tournament
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