A view of Old Trafford cricket ground

Stuart Broad encouraged he is on course for Test return for England

The England bowler took one wicket on the second day against a New Zealand XI

Ian Bell urged cricket to follow other sports' lead on testing

Ian Bell: We must wage war on drugs

England batsman backs introduction of tests on hair samples to detect use of recreational substances

Joe Root at the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown

It's a compliment to be known as England's Aussie, says Joe Root

Batsman enjoying 'every minute' of his fine start in the side which is earning rave reviews

Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan (not pictured) do not just have power, but range and skill

Ian Bell: T20 generation's new tricks are widening gap between formats

View From the Middle: Potentially, in the future, you're going to get two styles of cricketers

Ricky Ponting will play for Surrey during June and July

What a coup! Ricky Ponting signs to play for Surrey

The former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has signed a short-term deal to play for Surrey in a significant coup for the county.

Joe Root and Stuart Broad of England wait to bat during an England nets session at Nelson Park in Napier

New Zealand series has huge significance for England players targeting place in Champions Trophy

Kevin Pietersen return has others fighting to retain their place

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Breakfast cricket without the necessary caffeine hit

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Alastair Cook puts pride before pay as IPL grievances grow

A pay dispute involving the Indian Premier League is threatening to disrupt one of English cricket's biggest-ever years which sees two Ashes series and a Champions Trophy on home soil.

Alistair Cook wants England players to step up to New Zealand challenge

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.

Stuart Broad admits decision to bowl first against New Zealand was a mistake

England lost the second Twenty20 international by 55 runs

Eoin Morgan

England to make last-minute call on Eoin Morgan fitness

England play New Zealand in the second Tenty20 match

England score freely at Eden Park in first Twenty20 against New Zealand

England cashed in on the curious dimensions of Eden Park to pile up a record-breaking 214 for seven in the first Twenty20 against New Zealand.

Stuart Broad took a second three-wicket haul in two days

Stuart Broad's fitness lifts England despite defeat in warm-up

England headed south for Auckland disappointed to have lost their final warm-up match, but encouraged by a clutch of impressive individual performances at Whangarei’s Cobham Oval.

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