Sport Stuart Broad takes over as captain for the T20s

After spending the last 12 weeks being battered and bruised at the hands of Australia, Stuart Broad could be forgiven for wishing he was already back at home.

New Zealand's Martin Guptill is bowled out by James Tredwell

England v New Zealand 3rd ODI: Home side avoid whitewash with 34-run win

England put in a much-improved performance to beat New Zealand in the final game of their three-match series at Trent Bridge today.

Stuart Broad: Bowler may return for third ODI against New Zealand at Trent Bridge tomorrow

Alastair Cook desperate for good news on injured duo

England will have a clearer idea today about their crucial fast bowling resources for the Champions Trophy. Medical bulletins on Stuart Broad's bruised knee, Steve Finn's sore shins and the pregnancy of Tim Bresnan's wife, Hannah, may give the selectors a clue about what to do next.

Mitchell McClenaghan, right, takes the wicket of Jade Dernbach
Brian O’Driscoll knows the captain’s role as well as anyone

Robin Scott-Elliot: It's time to rouse the rabble and find some more 'followy' leaders

The captain’s role has diminished with the emphasis on the coach

Martin Guptill cracked a match-winning 103 not out

England v New Zealand: Alastair Cook yearns for speedy recovery of Stuart Broad and Steven Finn

Alastair Cook was left “crossing his fingers” over the fitness of key fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn with just a week to go before England’s opening ICC Champions Trophy clash against Australia.

Michael Vaughan questions England tactics in second Test against New Zealand

Former captain believes England could have been more attacking in the field

Second Test: Rain delays England's charge at Headingley against New Zealand

Hosts may be denied a 2-0 scoreline by weather

England’s Graeme Swann celebrates taking another scalp

Second Test: Jonathan Trott backs Alastair Cook's cautious approach despite threat of rain

Jonathan Trott is known for his defensive expertise at the crease and he played with a similarly straight bat when questioned about England's cautious tactics here.

England v New Zealand second Test - Day Two report from Headingley

Joe Root’s maiden Test century was the highlight for England on an intriguing second day at Headingley.

James Anderson celebrates taking his 300th test wicket, that of New Zealand's Peter Fulton, caught by Graeme Swann for 2 during the first test at Lord's Cricket Ground, London

James Anderson will be England's all-time leading wicket-taker according to Sir Ian Botham

Current record-holder believes Anderson will surpass his tally of 383 Test wickets to become England's all-time leading wicket-taker

Alastair Cook feared England’s lead was insufficient

England v New Zealand: Hard work on beating left-handers should keep paying dividends

A day that began with victory a possibility for both sides ended up being as short as it was Broad's.

Curve ball: Tim Southee’s swing claimed three late wickets at Lord’s

James Anderson calls early tune against New Zealand on day when swing was king

They pray for cloudy weather, they suck boiled sweets and they shine one side of the ball as though their lives depend upon it.

Nick Compton is bowled by Neil Wagner

The Calvin Report: Nick Compton left facing the cruellest of cuts

England opener's ambition to top the order in Ashes series is under real threat after his failure at Lord's and the impact of team-mate Root

James Anderson of England celebrates dismissing Peter Fulton of New Zealand to take his 300th test match wicket

James Anderson takes 300th Test wicket

Bowler joins Fred Trueman, Bob Willis and Ian Botham by reaching his triple-century of Test victims

Alastair Cook wins the toss in the first Test against New Zealand

England v New Zealand first Test: Latest report from Lord's

England won the toss and chose to bat

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