Sport James Faulkner could miss the three-match Twenty20 series with England after suffering a knee injury

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

All-round good egg but is he Wright pick?

Wherever Luke Wright goes he is followed by a ray of sunshine. He is a cricketer who exudes happiness in his approach. He likes playing, it shows every time he steps on to the field, in every discipline he undertakes, and for that reason the desire for him to succeed is heightened.

England ease to warm up victory

England today completed a second comfortable win over a BCB XI in Fatullah, with half-centuries for captain Alastair Cook and Matt Prior seeing the tourists home after a disciplined display in the field.

Kieswetter smashes England debut century

Craig Kieswetter's rapid rise to prominence showed no sign of abating after he hit 143 on his first England appearance against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in Fatullah.

Barnstorming Razzaq blows England away

England 148-8 Pakistan 149-6(Pakistan won by four wickets)

Bell retains place for second South Africa test



England predictably named an unchanged team for the second Test against South Africa at Kingsmead this morning.

England retain confidence in Bell

England retain full confidence in their extra batsman Ian Bell, despite his double failure in the first Test.

Strauss calls on team to thrive as pressure builds

Absence of Kallis leaves questions for South Africa while England captain steels players for bruising Test series that begins today

'There's a real excitement around the England camp'

Ashley Giles, selector and 2004-05 Test series winner in South Africa, tells Stephen Brenkley Andrew Strauss's side has the smell of success about it

Sidebottom gives a hint to play the extra bowler

Selectors face usual dilemma over balance as Anderson keeps injury at bay

Wright in line to make Test debut

Flower hints at all-rounder batting at No 7 but wants Anderson to prove his fitness

Surrey bid for youngster riles Prior

With a mere six Championship matches behind him at the age of 22, Rory Hamilton-Brown continued to be the centre of controversy yesterday. The fledgling all-rounder has been offered the captaincy of Surrey although he is contracted to Sussex until the end of next season.

England earn landslide victory against South Africa

South Africa 119 England 121-3

Gooch gets call-up to help England tame tearaways

As England's most formidable batsman of recent vintage flies to South Africa today there is a sense that he is embarking on his mission in the nick of time. Graham Gooch, it was unexpectedly announced yesterday, will join the England squad to help them prepare for the First Test, which begins in three weeks.

De Villiers runs legs off England

South Africa 354-6 England 242
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