Alastair Cook

Cook back as master of all he surveys

How things have changed for the England captain. Last year there was discontent with his batting and leadership. Now, he has a new team who look up to him and the runs are once more flowing from his bat. Stephen Brenkley pays tribute

Jos Buttler serves up a tasty glimpse of England’s future

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.

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