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The all-rounder flew to Melbourne to have the injury assessed after picking up the knock in the final One-Day International on Sunday

Strauss's one-day side remain a work in progress

Just hang fire on that ticker-tape parade and put the open-top bus back in the garage. Suddenly, thoughts of witnessing an Ashes and World Cup double in the space of a few months this coming winter look a touch optimistic, unless of course you happen to be Australian.

Australia bounce back to avoid whitewash

England crashed to earth with a 78-run defeat in the fourth NatWest Series match against Australia at The Oval.

England target series whitewash

England are prepared to talk about the unthinkable prospect of whitewashing Australia 5-0, but are still rightly wary of the threat posed by Shaun Tait in particular.

Collingwood makes history for rampant England

Paul Collingwood entered the record books as England pushed for a second successive victory over Australia in the NatWest Series.

Strauss refuses to get carried away after win

Eoin Morgan again proved himself a special player for England as they went 1-0 up on Australia - but captain Andrew Strauss knows that is just the start of this summer's NatWest Series story.

Pietersen flops for Hampshire in T20

Kevin Pietersen made his first appearance for Hampshire for two years in yesterday's Friends Provident T20 clash with Surrey, but was upstaged by opening batsman Jimmy Adams.

County round-up: Rain prevents second Hampshire miracle

On the day that it was announced Kevin Pietersen will pull on a Hampshire jersey in anger this season, the Rose Bowl club could not muster a second miracle. Hampshire, who sit at the bottom of the County Championship First Division, had Essex on the ropes – 99 for 6, chasing an unlikely 328 to win – but rain intervened.

England cruise into Twenty20 final

England stormed into the final of the ICC World Twenty20 with a crushing seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka at Beausejour Stadium.

Morgan's latest masterclass ensures England send Kiwis out

New Zealand 149-6 England 153-7

Uncapped Lumb named in England squad

Michael Lumb is the only uncapped player in a 27-man Performance Squad named by the England and Wales Cricket Board today.

On the Front Foot: Lumb is latest to be lumbered as selectors spot another opening

Spot the difference. "The selectors have had to make some tough decisions, young academy graduates all seized their chances, a couple of senior players have missed out." And then: "We've picked a balanced squad that can meet the needs of the Twenty20 format: aggressive batting with variation and strength in depth, and various bowling options that accommodate the conditions and surfaces in the West Indies." The first are paraphrased comments from Clare Connor about the England Women's squad which will defend their World Twenty20 title in the West Indies. They went on a tour of India where some young players had the chance of full international competition, took it and have kept out more senior players seeking a return. The second is from the National Selector of the England men's team, Geoff Miller, in putting his stamp of approval on the England men's team. It contains three players never before capped in the T20 format, an admission if ever there was one that up until the tournament itself, selection had simply been wrong. Why they should have got it right now is difficult to judge considering the appalling track record. Michael Lumb is the latest to be called up as a catch-all opener, in the footsteps of such discards as Vikram Solanki, Darren Maddy, Joe Denly, Matt Prior and Luke Wright to name but a handful. It's possible they have landed on a correct combination, but impossible that this has come about through careful planning rather than blind panic.

Lumb ready to smash and grab England role

IPL contract has helped the big-hitting batsman make his case for World T20 squad

Bresnan should feature in the fast show

England are likely to find themselves with more fast bowlers than they need after their injury load appeared to ease yesterday. About twice as many in a country where spin is king – or at least the crown prince.

Kieswetter century completes England whitewash

Craig Kieswetter delivered a maiden international century as England completed a series whitewash over Bangladesh with a 45-run win in the third one-day international.

Morgan century spares England blushes

Eoin Morgan produced a century of consummate class to prevent England slipping to a first ever defeat against Bangladesh and clinch the one-day international series in the process.

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