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England’s Ben Stokes may not return as Test vice-captain, Joe Root admits

• ‘That’s a decision we’ve not agreed yet’ – Root before Bayliss talks• Mark Wood in contention for third ODI against New ZealandBen Stokes may have reassumed his mantle as match-winning all-rounder in his second game back but not all of the roles best…


Trevor Bayliss will not rush Ben Stokes back into England ODI side

• England coach says all-rounder unlikely to play in first ODI of series• ‘We’ll have to see how he is with travel, with practice,’ says BaylissTrevor Bayliss has welcomed the return of Ben Stokes but confirmed he is unlikely to play in England’s first…


England face tri-series elimination after 12-run defeat by New Zealand

New Zealand 196-5; England 184-9Third consecutive defeat leaves hopes in the balanceEngland’s Trans-Tasman tri-series hopes are all but over after a 12-run defeat by New Zealand. Three successive, emphatic losses mean they need Australia to beat the Bl…


England prepare for new challenge in New Zealand after Australian long haul

• Two tri-series games follow five months in Australia• Captain Eoin Morgan expected to be fit for Tuesday’s ODI“Is the Test tour still going on?” asked a passenger buckling into his seat on a flight from Melbourne to Hobart, having seen the flood of E…