Sport Kevin Pietersen can either wait for the IPL auction next month or play county cricket in England

There are rumours that the batsman's England career is over

Chris Tremlett is back with Surrey, and bowls Michael Clarke in Perth in 2010

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Michael Clarke
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Champions Trophy: Narrow win against New Zealand sees England through to semi-finals

England overcame New Zealand when it mattered most, and narrowly beat the Cardiff weather too, to book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy.

Australia captain Michael Clarke is yet to feature in this year's Champions Trophy

Champions Trophy: Australian captain Michael Clarke could return to action for crucial clash with Sri Lanka

Clarke has missed both of their Champions Trophy games due to a back injury but is hopeful of playing some part in tomorrow's Group A decider

James Anderson in the defeat to Sri Lanka

James Anderson "disappointed and frustrated" with allegation of ball tampering against England

England bowler has his say on claims by former captain Bob Willis of cheating in defeat to Sri Lanka

Joe Root has survived the Birmingham fracas with aplomb

Champions Trophy: Alastair Cook may be left cheering on the errant Australians

England will have to rely on rivals for semi-final place if weather prevents victory over Kiwis tomorrow

The Sport Matrix: Friday 14 June 2013

Apologetic Warner banned until Ashes for striking Root

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara punches the air after he hit the winning runs to defeat England in their ICC Champions Trophy cricket match at the Oval cricket ground in London

Champions Trophy: Kumar Sangakkara forces England back on ropes for decider

Sri Lanka 297 England 293-7 (Sri Lanka win by seven wickets)

Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka attempts to run out Stuart Broad

Champions Trophy: England v Sri Lanka halfway report

A late flurry from England ensured that, despite a slight middle order collapse, they batted themselves into a very strong position at the halfway stage of their Champions Trophy clash with Sri Lanka.

England's Joe Root, centre, celebrates after claiming the wicket of Australia's Phil Hughes.
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum

Champions Trophy preview: Australia v New Zealand - Brendon McCullum knows bowlers hold key to the semi-finals

Despite making things hard for themselves in chasing Sri Lanka's small total in Cardiff last Sunday, New Zealand will hope to continue the bowling prowess they displayed earlier in the match when they face Australia at Edgbaston tomorrow.

Michael Clarke (left) with Kevin Pietersen at the weekend

Champions Trophy: Australia underdogs against revitalised Kiwis

One of the strangest of all sporting phenomena will be witnessed today. New Zealand go into a match against Australia with a swagger instead of a whimper. In many eyes, except those of the bookmakers, they are indeed favourites for abundantly sound reasons: New Zealand know what they are about, Australia do not.

Jos Buttler goes into scoop mode against New Zealand

Champions Trophy: I am not scared to scoop against Lasith Malinga, says Jos Buttler

England man accepts challenge to take on feared Sri Lankan's reverse swing

Michael Clarke claims he has put aside thoughts of the Ashes series

Champions Trophy: Michael Clarke misses out again for Australia

Injury ruled captain out of New Zealand match

New Zealand’s Mitchell McClenaghan, left, and teammate Tim Southee, right, after clinching victory against Sri Lanka

McCullum relief after New Zealand so nearly blow it

Sri Lanka 138 New Zealand 139-9

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