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England batsman Alex Hales picks his All Time XI

9 months, 8 days ago
England's opening batsman Alex Hales, who celebrated his twenty-ninth birthday last week, has named his greatest All Time XI. The opening batsmen Hales picks are fellow teammate Alastair Cook and Indian batsman Virender Sehwag. Hales…

Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

9 months, 21 days ago
MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form -- before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed…

Ashes Test: Lyon roars with run-out to slow England

10 months, 24 days ago
BRISBANE: England's James Vince was left kicking himself after he was spectacularly run out close to an Ashes debut century, as Australia struck late to leave the first Test finely balanced after day one on Thursday. Captain…

Forget Johnson and there are no magic balls, says Cook

10 months, 27 days ago
MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson wreaked havoc when England last toured Down Under but dwelling on something that happened four years ago is meaningless, former visiting captain Alastair Cook said on Tuesday. Johnson…

WATCH: England batsman Alastair Cook names his All Time XI

11 months, 17 days ago
England's cricketer and former captain Alastair Cook has unveiled his all-time great World XI cricket team featuring some of the greatest and iconic players. All the cricketers chosen are those who have played with or against Cook…

Root named England’s new Test skipper

1 year, 8 months ago
LONDON: Joe Root has been named as new Test captain of England, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Monday. Yorkshire batsman Root, previously England's vice-captain, had been the overwhelming favourite to replace…

Cook could no longer be ‘100 percent’ captain

1 year, 8 months ago
LONDON: Alastair Cook said he could no longer give the "100 percent" required as he explained in detail on Tuesday why he had resigned as England's Test captain. The 32-year-old opening batsman, who wants to continue his England career,…

Alastair Cook quits as England Test captain – ECB

1 year, 8 months ago
LONDON: Alastair Cook resigned as England Test captain after a record 59 matches in the role, saying Monday it was "a sad day" but the right decision for the team. Cook, England's leading scorer in Tests with 11,057 runs, became captain…

Root backs ‘brilliant’ Cook to remain England captain

1 year, 10 months ago
NEW DELHI: Batsman Joe Root has backed Alastair Cook to remain as England skipper, hailing him as a "brilliant leader" despite the team's woes on their current tour of India. Root, widely tipped to succeed Cook when the veteran skipper…