England batsman may miss the start of this Summer's Ashes series as he continues to recover from a knee injury
Further infighting over Kiwi captaincy makes intriguing subplot before Australia arrive
The West Indian hit 100 from just 30 balls
West Indian sets sets record ton for Bangalore against Pune
Michael Clarke, Australia’s captain and only batsman in form, faces a 10-week lay-off as he undergoes intensive rehabilitation on his back in an attempt to ensure he will last the course during this summer’s Ashes, although it is not certain he will be fit for the first Test in July.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has no idea how serious his latest back problem is, but insisted it was “very unlikely” the injury would keep him out of the Ashes.
Management handling of ailment picked up three weeks ago leads to doubts over return
After our day off in Dharamsala I've realised there is only one person more famous than the Dailai Lama around here - Kevin Pietersen
Stuart Broad will inevitably play a pivotal role as England seek to regroup under a new captain, reacquaint themselves with their most talented batsman and restate their Test match credentials in exacting conditions.
Restoring trust is key in a make-or-break week for resolving a dispute that has drained Flower
Pietersen may walk away to a maverick future of T20 events and loss of sponsors
IPL heroics earn talented mystery spinner a Test call and revive memories of Sonny Ramadhin
As the West Indies began their tour yesterday it was overshadowed by a familiar but absent figure – Chris Gayle, their former captain who has been in dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board for the past year and in truth for many seasons before that, declared his availability for the limited-overs series in England.
Worcestershire are set to go on flood watch after the abandonment of their match with Nottinghamshire at rain-battered New Road yesterday.
Australia 328 & 259 West Indies 218 & 294 (Australia win by 75 runs)
As the desert sand settled around Alastair Cook's sterling century yesterday, the attention moved sharply to his opening partner. It has never shifted far from Kevin Pietersen since a balmy day at the Oval in 2005 when he plundered Australia but there is the undoubted sense now that he is playing for his one-day career.