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The time has almost come for Australia’s tour of England to end. It will be a merciful release. The arrival of autumn and the familiarity of the teams have conspired to lend a perfunctory air to the later proceedings.
Pietersen is providing a reassuring and encouraging presence for the clutch of emerging players
The diary of a cricket obsessive
India 129-7 England 124-8: India win by 5 runs
We’ll see if more ODI practice will pay off for England in the Champions Trophy
View From the Middle: Potentially, in the future, you're going to get two styles of cricketers
Captain Alastair Cook has laid down the challenge to his one-day international colleagues to book their place for this year's Champions Trophy by excelling against New Zealand.
Bowler has been out for six weeks
History is against the tourists, who have won just 13 out 40 ODIs away to India
England are moving into their final days as a team with only one coach. They are leading the way in the approach to the all-consuming international game in the 21st century.
The former England seamer recalls a tough and talented Ashes opponent
England accept there is too much international cricket for one man to manage successfully
What I Learnt This Week
Eoin Morgan believes the time he spent in the IPL will help him on his England return this week. Stephen Brenkley reports
Warwickshire 172 & 97 Lancashire 227 & 189 (Lancashire win by 147 runs)
Chris Woakes made a good enough impression on England's tour of Australia for it to be clear that a strong start to the domestic season would put him at the forefront of the national selectors' minds as they prepare for the coming series against Sri Lanka.