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What's in Ed Smith's inbox?
England's new national selector has the challenge of trying to solve long-standing issues with the Test side

Ed Smith appointed as ECB National Selector
Ed Smith, the former Kent captain turned journalist, has been named as the new National Selector

ECB to propose '100-ball' competition
The ECB's new city-based T20 competition could be set to be a 100-balls-a-side affair, according to a radical proposal released today

Ed Smith set to be named England head selector
Smith is understood to have been preferred from a shortlist that also included Andy Flower, Derek Pringle, Mike Selvey and one of the current selectors, Mick Newell

Mandhana, Deepti earn career-best rankings on ODI charts
India opener Smriti Mandhana's prolific run of form in 2018 earned her a career-best fourth position on the ICC rankings for batsmen while compatriot Deepti Sharma climbed to No. 3 on the allrounders' charts

Renshaw replaces Bancroft at Somerset
Cameron Bancroft took an Australia Ashes berth many had imagined belonged to Matt Renshaw and now Renshaw has returned the favour at Somerset

Raj's record half-century hands India series victory
The India captain broke the record for most 50-plus scores in women's ODIs to clinch the series 2-1 against England in Nagpur

Three women among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year
Heather Knight, Nat Sciver and Anya Shrubsole are named among the Five Cricketers of the Year, while Virat Kohli is Leading Cricketer in the World

Willey IPL bound as Super Kings come calling
Yorkshire's director of cricket, Martyn Moxon, heads to a crisis meeting at Edgbaston complaining of "an impossible situation" as David Willey's late call makes him the 12th English player in the tournament

Ecclestone takes career-best 4-14, India tumble to 113
India were bundled out for a mere 113, with Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell sharing eight wickets, as England cantered to an eight-wicket victory to level the series

Liam Plunkett replaces injured Rabada at Delhi Daredevils
The England fast bowler will be playing in the IPL for the first time

Poonam and Bisht win India a last-wicket thriller
An unbeaten 18-run stand for the tenth wicket took India past the finish line after the hosts were reduced to 190 for 9

'I wouldn't change last summer for anything' - Westley
Tom Westley hopes that a winter of technical tinkering can re-establish his international credentials

Smith, Warner sanctions will restore cricket's 'battered' image - Morgan
Eoin Morgan hopes the sanctions imposed on Steve Smith and David Warner will have served to restore the reputation of a game he feels has been "battered"

Morgan's Championship absence set to continue
Eoin Morgan insists he can still play Championship cricket this season after breaking a thumb in the nets, but events could conspire against it

Bayliss wants greater competition for batting spots
England's head coach has hinted that the batting line-up is unlikely to change much for the series against Pakistan in May, despite few of the issues being resolved over the winter

Archer braced for 'life-changing' IPL debut
Sussex fast bowler insists that the dream of playing Test cricket for England remains his ultimate ambition but a lot can happen before 2022

Root to get close-up view of Cook's convalescence
Alastair Cook will attempt to restate his England credentials in front of the England captain, Joe Root, in one of the Championship's most attractive early-season fixtures

The spirit of Boycott stalks Headingley as Yorkshire go back to basics
Yorkshire are challenging the attacking mindset in four-day cricket that they believe is a detrimental consequence of the rise of Twenty20

'The guys want more Test cricket' - Kane Williamson
On the day of a heroic draw, the big number that loomed was that New Zealand have played only four Tests this season, a reality that captain Williamson said was frustrating

Anderson's hard yards set new record
The years of bowling for England's leading Test wicket-taker are reflected in a new landmark

Ish Sodhi survives tense finish to win series for New Zealand
England were thwarted by a brilliant rearguard as they chased a rare overseas Test victory on the final day of the second Test at Christchurch

Counties call crisis meeting to address T20 drain
Yorkshire's Martyn Moxon will chair the meeting at Edgbaston aimed at considering how to fight back against the lure of sundry worldwide Twenty20 leagues

'Enough in pitch for us to get the wickets' - Bairstow
However, it could yet be that the elements play a deciding factor with light often fading quickly at the end of the day's play

Tom Curran replaces Starc in Kolkata Knight Riders squad
It will be his first time playing the IPL, stepping in for Mitchell Starc, who has been ruled out with injured shin

Seven fifties, no hundreds
Despite his consistency with the bat, Joe Root's Test winter has been marked by a failure to convert any of his fifties into a hundred

NZ start brightly as gloom dents England's victory hopes
England's hopes of ending a long and arduous campaign with their first overseas Test victory in 13 attempts were blunted by an obdurate opening stand before bad light halted play

Stokes working to relieve strain on his back
Stokes picked up a back problem during the one-day series, which was his return to international cricket, and was unable to bowl in the first Test at Eden Park

Giles stays with Warwickshire after national selector approach
England have hit an obstacle in their search for a successor to James Whitaker in the role of national selector

Vince, Stoneman and the story of their mixed results
Although they couldn't convert their half-centuries, James Vince and Mark Stoneman have probably done enough to feature in the home Tests against Pakistan

New-ball nirvana: Anderson, Broad, Boult, Southee take all 20 wickets
For just the third time in Test history, the two new-ball bowlers on either side shared the first 20 wickets to fall

Vince, Stoneman build strong England position
James Vince and Mark Stoneman produced valuable fifties to build on England's hard-earned advantage at Christchurch

Lanning's 88* powers Australia to tri-series title
Meg Lanning's fourth straight unbeaten knock of the series led Australia to the highest total in women's T20Is as they beat England in the final by 57 runs

Hales to replace Warner for Sunrisers
Hales' decision to become a white-ball specialist has been rewarded with a Sunrisers contract which will mean he misses at least two Royal London Cup matches for Notts

De Grandhomme, Watling battle after Broad new-ball blitz
Colin de Grandhomme and BJ Watling fought to keep New Zealand's first innings afloat on the second afternoon at Hagley Oval

Australia women seek first T20 series win in nearly three years
England, meanwhile, are hoping to recover quickly after losing their last two matches back-to-back

'Worrying thing is I've got a fifty before a five-for' - Wood
"I get to 20 and I think I'm like Bradman, that's the problem," the fast bowler joked after he staged a significant fightback for England along with Jonny Bairstow on the opening day in Christchurch

Bairstow, Wood turn the tables as Southee's five powers NZ
Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 97 allowed England to reach the close in credit after another troubling top-order collapse

Somerset pull Bancroft deal after ball-tampering outcry
Andy Hurry offered sympathy for Bancroft's predicament, but Somerset have fallen into line with Cricket Australia

Mandhana, Patil break India's six-game rut
England were bowled out for 107 as India wrapped up their first win of the home season with 26 balls to spare

Moeen, Woakes dropped as England look to save face
While England are desperately trying to salvage a miserable run in Tests, New Zealand are eyeing a clean sweep that will take them closer to displacing Australia as the No. 3 Test team

Gillespie tight-lipped on Australia as Sussex stint begins
Return to county cricket after successful Yorkshire stint, but ball-tampering fall-out means speculation is rife

ECB announces external review of Glamorgan payment
The ECB has bowed to increasing pressure and agreed to an external review of the process leading to the payment of £2.5m to Glamorgan

Time ripe for change after England's long winter
When England take the field in Christchurch, five months after first arriving in Australia for the Ashes, they will be looking to avoid a record 13th away Test without a win

ECB hit by second board member resignation
The ECB has been thrown into further turmoil by the resignation of a second board member but has declined the request for an independent inquiry into the issue of compensation payments to Test-hosting counties

Kimmince, Perry inflict crushing England defeat
Australia captain Meg Lanning becomes the first Australian - male or female - to pass 2000 T20I runs during the course of a modest chase

Moeen faces axe as Ashes form continues
England allrounder could be the fall guy for Auckland defeat, says Trevor Bayliss, with Livingstone and Leach potential debutants

'Teams have been waiting for Australia to stuff up' - Bayliss
England coach said he was "embarrassed" by what his fellow countrymen had done during the Cape Town Test

Wheeler takes on extra PCA duties in absence of chief executive
Matthew Wheeler is to take on 'many of the roles and responsibilities' of PCA chief executive, in the continued absence of David Leatherdale

Graves addresses doubts over Test Match payments at board meeting
Colin Graves would appear to have emerged unscathed from a chairmen's meeting called to assuage concerns raised by several of the first-class counties

Wicketkeeper Bracey signs for Gloucestershire
Bracey, 20 years old and Bristol-born, impressed at the end of the 2017 season

Aaron signs county deal with Leicestershire for early summer
The India quick was picked as the Pakistan duo of Mohammad Abbas and Sohail Abbas are unavailable due to international commitments and an injury, respectively

Root wants 'rational thinking' but England need change
Joe Root may not be having as a bad a time as Steven Smith, but things aren't very rosy for the England captain

Bairstow's moment of madness
Two long-hops, one legspinner, two pulls: how did Bairstow go against Todd Astle?

Wagner bounces England out as New Zealand win in final session
Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes struck spirited fifties to lead England's fight in Auckland, but New Zealand eventually prevailed for an innings victory

Root's pain runs through England
With three balls to go on the fourth day, Trent Boult was coming to the end of an exacting final burst with the pink ball under lights

Wyatt's 124 powers England in record chase
The opener's blistering 64-ball 124 was instrumental in England gunning down a chase of 199 against India in Mumbai

Boult leaves NZ with seven wickets to get on final day
Henry Nicholls' unbeaten 145 set up New Zealand's declaration with a 369-run lead, but Mark Stoneman and Joe Root led England's fight late on the fourth day

North v South could expand into red ball cricket
England's all-consuming emphasis on World Cup preparations could kibosh the tournament in 2019, but Andrew Strauss imagines it might return in an expanded form

England in dire need of overseas improvement
If England escape with a draw in Auckland, their winless away run would extend to 12 Tests. They have lost nine of the previous 11

Rain frustrates New Zealand, gives England hope
Just 17 balls were possible on the third day at Eden Park as steady rain and a damp outfield forced the umpires to call play off at 6.45 pm, five hours after the first shower

'If we don't have belief there's no point turning up' - Anderson
The two things England have most enjoyed in this Test match so far have been with neither bat or ball

Gunn, Sciver and Beaumont thrash Australia
Jenny Gunn's three-wicket haul limited Australia to 149 for 8, before unbeaten half-centuries from Sciver and Beaumont powered England to an eight-wicket victory

Rain ruins second day after Williamson's record century
New Zealand's best Test batsman Kane Williamson brightened up a gloomy day in Auckland with his 18th Test hundred, passing Martin Crowe and Ross Taylor to become the country's leading century-maker

Shrubsole ruled out of England's T20 opener on Friday
During England's second warm-up match against India A on March 20 in Mumbai, Shrubsole fell awkwardly on her right shoulder while taking a catch and sustained a minor sprain

Glamorgan reveal £2.5m compensation from ECB for not staging Tests
Confirmation of Glamorgan's £2.5m payout from ECB comes ahead of an emergency meeting of county chairmen on March 26

Morgan to lead World XI in fundraising T20I
The match, against West Indies at Lord's on May 31, will raise funds towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year

'Embarrassed' Bayliss points out England's technical failings
Wrecker-in-chief Trent Boult, meanwhile, especially pleased with inswinger that accounted for Ben Stokes during epic collapse

Northern Powerhouse finally stirs into life
It has taken five attempts over two series but the North finally beat the South in the pre-season challenge match in Barbados

Boult, Southee and Williamson bury England
Trent Boult and Tim Southee combined to bowl England out for 58, their sixth-lowest Test total. Kane Williamson then led their batting charge with a delectable, unbeaten 91

ECB grants permission for concussion replacements
Medical professionals will judge whether a player is unfit to continue as the ECB takes on the thorny challenge of like-for-like replacements

Remodelled Leach emerges stronger for the scrutiny
Somerset spinner in prime position to fill key England vacancy, after overcoming trauma of suspect action

Rain curtails Stokes comeback preparations
England's one floodlit training session was washed out on Wednesday, leaving Ben Stokes short of bowling practice ahead of the first Test

Stokes the key factor as Eden Park lights up
Ross Taylor has been passed fit while legspinner Todd Astle replaces the injured Mitchell Santner for New Zealand

Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root
Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him

Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation
Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge

Broad seeks that buzzing feeling after lone hours in nets
Stuart Broad is one Test wicket away from the 400 club, but knows he has much to prove after a disappointing Ashes

Stokes on track to be able to bowl in first Test
An untimely downpour put paid to Ben Stokes' plans for an outdoor bowl in Auckland on Monday, but he came through a five-over spell in the Eden Park indoor school

Watling aware challengers are breathing down his neck
It's been a long time between outings for New Zealand's Test specialists. It's been even longer for wicketkeeper BJ Watling

Gubbins leads South to record score as North woes intensify
The North v South challenge has switched from the UAE to Barbados but for the North it brought a familiar story as they lost for the fourth successive time

Moeen's landmark lightens Ashes regret
Moeen Ali says he never expected to play 50 Tests and the achievement might help him put an unrewarding Ashes tour behind him

Cook hopes to banish dark times under Auckland's lights
Alastair Cook knows that he still has much to prove at the top of England's order despite a memorable double-century in Melbourne

Root century caps England's improved display
England completed their four days of preparation in Auckland with a far more convincing batting display than against the pink ball

'Boots up! Thank you!' - Pietersen calls time on playing career
Batsman bows out ahead of Pakistan leg of PSL, to bring end to colourful and controversial playing career

Thakor given six-month ECB ban after indecent exposure
Shiv Thakor will not return to cricket in England for at least a year after admitting a charge of bringing the game into disrepute

Graves under pressure as counties win emergency meeting
Fear grows about emergence of eight 'Super Counties' as the row over compensation to Test match grounds intensifies

Broad faces losing new ball for New Zealand Tests
James Anderson, his long-time new-ball partner, has said Broad is "disappointed" but also sees a bowler refreshed and hungry after the Ashes

Crane ruled out, Leach called up for NZ Tests
Leach came close to an England call in India before it was found he needed remedial work on his bowling action but continued to be the leading spinner in the County Championship

Test clues from England, but Stokes the key
England put in a more convincing bowling display with the red ball in Hamilton as wickets were shared around

England's full tour of Sri Lanka begins October 10
England will play their first three-Test series in Sri Lanka in 11 years, but the tour - which also features five ODIs and a T20I - may also clash with the island's northeast monsoon

'A bit of a kick up the backside' - Thorpe
Liam Livingstone and Joe Root were the only England batsmen to really shine against the pink ball and batting coach Graham Thorpe said it was a reminder of the performances needed

England lose 14 wickets in a day, but Livingstone shines
The second day of England's two days with the pink ball in Hamilton did not go that well for the batsmen. England lost 14 wickets in the day and were still unable to match the New Zealand XI total

Stoinis revives old memories with Kent T20 deal
Adam Milne and Marcus Stoinis will join Kent for the Vitality Blast, following the capture of Matt Henry only 24 hours earlier

'There's a place for emotion on the field' - Anderson on Rabada
England paceman sympathises with Kagiso Rabada after his on-field aggression leads to two-Test ban

Wood's new-ball role an eye to the future beyond Anderson-Broad
England's most prolific bowling pair will hope to stay together for some time yet, but in a sign of Joe Root starting to think further ahead into his captaincy tenure minds have been cast to the future

Blundell and Jamieson give England the runaround
Ben Stokes' back will be the focus of attention over the next few days, while the exploits of the New Zealand XI lower order raised questions about the England attack

Cricket photographer David Munden dies aged 60
David Munden, photographer and former county batsman, has died at the age of 60 after a battle with Parkinson's Disease

'England's younger players need to be more vocal' - Anderson
England's senior bowler says he relishes the responsibility of being vice-captain, but wants whole team to chip in

Stokes to miss warm-up with back injury
Ben Stokes's hopes of making his return to Test cricket in the first Test against New Zealand at Auckland next week have received a set-back

Yorkshire broadcaster Dave Callaghan dies aged 63
BBC commentator was widely regarded as the voice of Yorkshire cricket after 45-year career

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