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Jofra Archer receives England call-up but left out of initial World Cup squad

• Newly qualified fast bowler can put himself into frame in ODIs• Archer features in squads named to face Pakistan and IrelandJofra Archer has been left out of England’s initial 15-man World Cup squad but could be given an opportunity to prove himself …

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The Joy of Six: sporting ‘sliding doors’ moments | Nick Miller

Imagine England losing the 2005 Ashes, Sir Alex Ferguson managing Spurs and women’s and men’s football being equalAustralians wishing to hush the buzz of your average Pom (read: most Australians) will never tire of pointing out the only two Tests Engla…

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The Spin | Jofra Archer can hit the target for England as World Cup beckons

Ed Smith names his World Cup preliminary squad this week and Sussex’s Jofra Archer looks likely to join a strong selectionDeadlines are not what they were, although there may be some harrumphing in the office if I don’t get this there on time. In the w…

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England’s cricketers can rise above 2005, Brexit and lack of free-to-air | Kevin Mitchell

Former captain Alec Stewart sees talents on the rise, a rattled Australia side on the way and a home World Cup to enjoyThis summer could be the greatest in the history of English cricket, we’re told on an almost daily basis, when the World Cup and the …

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Sussex will prosper with or without Jofra Archer, says Jason Gillespie

• Sussex coach looking to finish higher than 2018’s third• Lancashire’s Keaton Jennings focuses on fast startJason Gillespie believes Sussex will not be hampered by Jofra Archer’s absence should the fast bowler be included in England’s plans for this s…

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The Long Walk Back: play about Chris Lewis has its first night behind bars | Matthew Engel

Former England all-rounder’s six years in prison are the subject of a new play – one that began its national tour in the confines of HMP PortlandIt was not the easiest auditorium for the actors. The multi-faith centre was more like a corridor than a co…

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Alex Hales: ‘It takes 10 seconds to get an image, 10 years to undo it’

Nottinghamshire opener regrets conduct on a night out in Bristol with Ben Stokes and remains desperate to play a part in what he describes as the biggest year in English cricket historyIt is media day at a sun?drenched Trent Bridge and after Nottingham…

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Jason Roy’s hopes of playing in Ashes for England hit by hamstring injury

• Surrey opener unlikely to play red-ball cricket until July• Sam Curran takes hat-trick for Kings XI Punjab in IPLJason Roy’s hopes of being part of England’s Ashes squad this summer have been hit by a hamstring injury that means the earliest he is li…

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Joe Root v Stuart Broad kicks off cricket bonanza in summer to savour | Vic Marks

England heavyweights face each other at start of unique season that includes the World Cup and Ashes on home soilSummer’s lease hath all too short a date. Who can argue with Warwickshire’s old stalwart in advance of the 2019 cricket season? This is a s…

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The Spin | How a pencil hitting a cigar box jazzed up early TV coverage of the Ashes

Hans Pomeranz’s thinking helped bring Test highlights to Australia and ignited his distinguished film careerWhen Hans Pomeranz died in 2007, the Sydney Morning Herald’s obituary described “a force in Australia’s film industry”. Born into a Jewish famil…

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Ashes could herald new era for Tests with names and numbers on shirts

• Series will be first in new ICC World Test Championship• England to face Australia at Edgbaston on 1 AugustEngland’s and Australia’s cricketers are set to wear shirts with names and numbers on the back during this summer’s Ashes – a first in 142 year…

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Jofra Archer fiddle-faddle shows England still getting World Cup wrong | Barney Ronay

Pace bowler qualifies to play for England on Sunday but picking him this late for the tournament would be a bad decisionA weird thing kept happening during the TV broadcast of England’s white-ball series against West Indies. Whenever an English batsman…

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Mark Ramprakash holds no ill feeling over sacking as England batting coach

• Ex-player had no ‘automatic right to keep doing it’• Ramprakash defends red-ball batsman, citing schedule issuesThree days after Mark Ramprakash learned that he had been sacked as England’s batting coach he had an opportunity to rant and rave at the …

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Mark Ramprakash holds no ill feeling over sacking as England batting coach

• Ex-player had no ‘automatic right to keep doing it’• Ramprakash defends red-ball batsman, citing schedule issuesThree days after Mark Ramprakash learned that he had been sacked as England’s batting coach he had an opportunity to rant and rave at the …

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Willey and Wood skittle West Indies as England complete T20 whitewash

• West Indies 71; England 72-2, England win T20 by eight wickets• England win series 3-0 after two routs in St KittsIt was not just the nearby bushfire that sent smoke and ash down on to Warner Park that gave this match an end-of-days feel, but also th…

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West Indies v England: third T20 international – live!

Live updates from the final match of England’s tourYou can email Rob here with your thoughtsRoy in line to replace Jennings for Ashes 8.14pm GMT 3rd over: West Indies 14-2 (Campbell 1, Bravo 4) The new batsman Darren Bravo clouts Willey up and over cov…

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Jason Roy looks set to open the batting for England in this summer’s Ashes

• England taking new direction after sacking Mark Ramprakash• Gareth Batty said: “Jason’s almost too good at times”Jason Roy is in line to open the batting in this year’s Ashes series against Australia after England finally lost patience with Keaton Je…

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Chris Jordan takes four wickets as England thrash West Indies in St Kitts

• England 182-6; West Indies 45. England win T20 by 137 runs• Mark Ramprakash sacked as England batting coachForget Jofra Archer; another Barbados-born bowler in Chris Jordan has surely put himself on England’s radar for this summer’s World Cup after a…

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West Indies v England: second T20 international – live!

Live updates from the second T20 starting at 8pm GMTKhawaja and Zampa help Australia beat India in third ODIYou can email Tanya here or tweet her here 8.00pm GMT The umpires are out, the batsmen have taken their places… we’re off! 7.53pm GMT Some sta…

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Jonny Bairstow hits out for England after Tom Curran slows West Indies

• First T20: West Indies 160-8; England 161-6 • England win by four wickets with seven balls remainingEngland beat West Indies by four wickets at Gros Islet in the first game of the three-match T20 international series. Despite a late wobble when Joe D…