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Cook will be looking for a strong response from his English side after their heavy defeat to Australia in the second test

Andy Flower: ‘Emotions play a big part in all our lives,’ said the England team director

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Coach wants players to follow their hearts in first Test after naming Onions in 13-man squad

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England today dropped opener Nick Compton from a 13-man squad to face Australia in next week's first Investec Test at Trent Bridge.

Alastair Cook is given treatment to a hand against Essex

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Rufus the Hawk wears his new hood in Wimbledon colours while on patrol on Centre Court with his handler Imogen Davies during day four of Wimbledon

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Claims that Rufus the Hawk, Wimbledon’s headline-hogging bird of prey, has been bullied this week by a flock of SW19 crows have been refuted by his handler Imogen Davies.

England reject Nick Compton flicks the ball over short leg on his way to 81

Nick Compton gets another shot after making point against Aussies

Somerset 320 Australia 2-0

Nick Compton will not play in the warm-up against Essex

Decision to ditch Nick Compton is unfair, says Marcus Trescothick

Somerset captain is critical of England for failing to let opener play his way into form

Australia's captain Michael Clarke

All change for the Ashes: Opening bat Nick Compton ditched by England, while Australia sack coach Mickey Arthur

England and Australia both took ruthless decisions yesterday in their quest for the Ashes. The home side dropped an opening batsman in Nick Compton, the tourists sacked their coach, Mickey Arthur. With 15 days to go before the series starts at Trent Bridge it was irrefutable evidence that both countries will do what they think it takes.

Virat Kohli of India celebrates victory during the ICC Champions Trophy Final between England and India at Edgbaston

The Sport Matrix: Monday 24 June 2013

Cook defiant after agonising final defeat to India

Champions Trophy: Dhoni boys have been dominant

India have dominated the seventh Champions Trophy in every aspect of play in the past fortnight, winning all four of their games. It suggests they will be a handful in any conditions.

Jonathan Trott and Eoin Morgan of England celebrate hitting the winning runs as England secure a place in the final

Champions Trophy: Jonathan Trott’s style is made to measure as England get an easy ride

Under-fire batsman delivers shot at glory in final as South Africa self-destruct again

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One-day coach angrily denies his players are cheating after Sky pundit Willis repeats rumours

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara punches the air after he hit the winning runs to defeat England in their ICC Champions Trophy cricket match at the Oval cricket ground in London

Champions Trophy: Kumar Sangakkara forces England back on ropes for decider

Sri Lanka 297 England 293-7 (Sri Lanka win by seven wickets)

Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka attempts to run out Stuart Broad

Champions Trophy: England v Sri Lanka halfway report

A late flurry from England ensured that, despite a slight middle order collapse, they batted themselves into a very strong position at the halfway stage of their Champions Trophy clash with Sri Lanka.

England's Joe Root, centre, celebrates after claiming the wicket of Australia's Phil Hughes.
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