Alan Gardner

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Chris Pearce coaches a youngster

Cricket on the Continent

Europe digs in for the long innings

Tim Brooks tells the story of a brand of the game that, against the odds, displays an uncanny knack for self-sustenance

Ben Stokes and Joe Root enjoy the winning feeling

England news

Five challenges for captain Root

With Joe Root confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor, we look at some of the areas he will have to focus on

England appeal for an lbw after Yuvraj Singh gets himself into a tangle

India v England, 2nd T20I, Nagpur

Amit Mishra can't catch a break

Plays of the day from the second T20 international between India and England in Nagpur

Jasprit Bumrah rejoices during his match-winning final over

India v England, 2nd T20I, Nagpur

Bumrah's kiss of death levels series

Jasprit Bumrah conceded just two runs and took two wickets in the final over to secure India a nerve-shredding victory in the second T20 in Nagpur and level the series at 1-1

Ben Stokes struck his fourth Test century

Firestarter: Me, Cricket and the Heat of the Moment

Categorically Ben

It is easy to pigeonhole Stokes as a brash, combative allrounder, but there's more to him - as his frank autobiography reveals