'It’s always a nice place to be as a batter, to score runs early in a series – I know my game is working well'
'We caught Pakistan off guard a bit. They know we’re up for the challenge'
Captain upbeat ahead of Test series in UAE, but admits four days’ acclimatisation is not enough
Cook has had six partners at the top of the order since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012
The spin bowler quit midway through the disastrous tour of Australia
Among the myriad topics for debate before next summer is the wicketkeeping question. It is like welcoming back an old friend. Jos Buttler, potential batting genius and athletic wicketkeeper with the sharpest reflexes, has staked an early claim to a berth in the Test team which may prove irresistible.
Stokes hit a career-best 70 before taking four wicket for 38 runs with the ball
A rapid-fire 71 from Jos Buttler helps England to record a 57-run victory any finally earn relief as they avoid equalling their worst ever run of defeats
England's limited overs coach is thinking ahead as England prepare for second ODI of the series Down Under
The departure of Steven Finn saw the bowler become the third player to leave the Tour Down Under after Jonathan Trott and Graeme Swann both returned home early
Reports emerged last week that England coach Andy Flower had issued a 'him or me' ultimatum regarding the controversial Pietersen
Diary of a cricket obsessive
The batsman faces being ousted from the international set-up following England's 5-0 defeat in the Ashes
Pietersen admits that the recent series defeat was 'very disappointing' but claims he is determined to regain the Ashes in 2015
Flower remains under pressure to turn around England's performances after embarrassing tour Down Under approaches ODI series
Cook's side were ruthlessly brushed aside Down Under