Sport
England captain Alastair Cook

England captain didn't think Trent Bridge pitch would spin as much as it did

Sport
England captain Alastair Cook

With less than six months until the World Cup, hopes of a creditable showing look more unlikely than ever following this easy victory for India

Sport
Chris Jordan looked a shadow of his former self during England’s defeat in Cardiff

Struggles of Jordan and Stokes have ruined side’s balance

Sport
Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann celebrate during the 2013-14 Ashes Series in Australia

Swann said England had 'a cat's hell in chance' of winning the World Cup

Sport
England players James Tredwell (l) and Joe Root share a joke during England practice

England take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday

Sport
Alastair Cook's ODI record is widely underappreciated

Of the 17 men to have led England, only three have a better win record

Sport
Saturday's ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was a thriller

Outside Edge: The margins of victory were so big that fans might have wondered why they came

Sport
Duncan Fletcher’s position as India coach has been thrown into doubt following India's 3-1 series loss to England

 

Sport
Swann, right, has pleaded with his friend and former captain to step down from the one-day captaincy

England do not have 'a cat in hell’s chance' of winning the World Cup, says retired off-spinner

Sport
Andrew Flintoff, centre, played in the final only because Kabir Ali aggravated a shoulder injury

Flintoff hits Oliver Hannon-Dalby for consecutive sixes at the end of the penultimate over

Sport

Cook’s one-day team start intensive preparations for next spring’s tournament against India today with a rebalanced side and Hales as new opener

Sport
Century duty: Charlotte Edwards celebrates reaching three figures

Edwards celebrated ninth one-day century during victory

Sport
Jason Roy was the star of the show for Surrey

Former England batsman fails again as Warwickshire see off Surrey in T20 Blast Finals Day despite a brilliant 58 from the young pretender

Sport
Alex Hales has agreed to join Hobart Hurricanes for the 2014-15 Big Bash League

England have to improve in five key areas if they are to stand a chance

Sport
Heather Knight bats during the 1st Royal London ODI between England and India

 

Sport
England captain Alastair Cook surpassed his half-century on day two of the fifth Test against India

The return to a five-man attack has been crucial to England’s summer success

Sport

Batsman’s county fireworks will continue in international arena, says his fellow opener Lumb

Sport
Alastair Cook celebrates the series victory over India

Alastair Cook's side now third

Sport
Alex Hales has agreed to join Hobart Hurricanes for the 2014-15 Big Bash League

Hales has been in scintillating form for Nottinghamshire this season

Sport
Luke Wright hit a superb century in defeat to Yorkshire

Luke Wright shows again he is more than a one-day specialist

Sport
CRICKETREPORTEngland vs India: Alastair Cook's team suffered six-wicket defeat at Trent Bridge
Sport
Alastair Cook wants England to get on top of their problems with spin after India took a 2-0 lead
Sport
Andy Murrary celebrates winning against Andrey Kuznetsov
tennisUS Open: Scot wins 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 to reach fourth round
Sport
The great Barry McGuigan (left) and his prodigy Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton, who are plotting to win the IBF world title this Saturday
BOXINGCarl Frampton vs Kiko Martinez: Former champion all set to rouse Belfast again as his prodigy Carl Frampton goes for the world title
Sport
Joe Marler
RUGBY UNIONHarlequins have seen beyond Marler’s dodgy haircut to make him their leader this season
Sport
Marc Marquez
MotoGPBritish GP: With his elbow slide and ability to turn with his rear wheel in the air, Spaniard is defying physics as he revolutionises the sport
Sport
Nico Rosberg has admitted for the first time to
f1Nico Rosberg has been spared any on-track punishment following his collision with Lewis Hamilton
Sport
Debris flies from the car of Lewis Hamilton (left) after a collision with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg which led to the British driver’s retirement during Sunday’s Belgian GP
The German driver has admitted to causing accident with Hamilton
Sport
Mercedes bosses have confirmed that they will not enter into any talks with Lewis Hamilton about a new contract
British driver fighting with team-mate for the title
Sport
Sergio Aguero
FOOTBALLEXCLUSIVE COLUMNWatching Manchester City on Monday night, the scale of the club’s ambitions was clear for anyone to see. They do not just want to be champions of England; this is a squad built to win the Champions League, too
Sport
Michel Platini has ruled out opposing Sepp Blatter for Fifa’s top job
MORE FOOTBALL

Tom Peck: Frenchman will not stand against his rival in race to be the head of football's global body

Sport
Chris Jordan looked a shadow of his former self during England’s defeat in Cardiff
MORE CRICKETEngland vs India: Struggles of Jordan and Stokes have ruined side’s balance in ODI series
Sport
Alastair Cook and Graeme Swann celebrate during the 2013-14 Ashes Series in Australia
Alastair Cook has hit out at Graeme Swann after “so-called friend” said he should quit as one-day captain
Sport
The Wales captain, Sam Warburton, is free to play for his club, Cardiff Blues, again after an agreement between regional teams and the WRU was signed today
rugby unionWRU and Welsh regions sign new £60m agreement
Sport
Danny Cipriani of England makes a run at Ryan Crotty of New Zealand in the third Test in Hamilton in June getty
World Cup fly-half spot not a certainty as revived Sale star and Leicester man hope for big seasons
Sport
Dan Cole will not face any disciplinary charge
Dan Cole had surgery to replace a bulging disc in his neck
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services
Featured Advertorials

Day In a Page

Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution
Ukraine crisis: The phoney war is over as Russian troops and armour pour across the border

The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
11 best face powders

11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state