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Ed Smith will select England his way - so what will the new-look team look like?

A huge proponent of analytics Smith will break the mould - but he must be ready for the fact his success will be judged by results, not the analytical process behind them

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Darren Gough slams appointment of new chief selector Ed Smith describing it as ‘jobs for the boys’

ED SMITH’S appointment as new chief selector has been slammed as “another job for the boys”. Former Test batsman Smith will change the way England teams are chosen — with more emphasis on data rather than pure cricket judgement. But ex-Test fast b

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Ed Smith in frame to be named as England’s new national selector

• Former batsman up against Andy Flower for leading role• Cricket Australia deny Justin Langer appointed new coachEd Smith is expected to be named as England’s new national selector by the England and Wales Cricket Board, with former coach Andy Flow

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talkSPORT outbid BBC for England cricket radio rights for West Indies and Sri Lanka tours next summer

ENGLAND’S tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies will be broadcast on talkSPORT – as BBC lost the audio rights for an oversees tour for the first time since 2005. The free-to-air rights cover the Tests, ODIs and T20s for the tours which start in

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England’s IPL dozen learning as well as earning on cricket’s glitziest stage | Ali Martin

While the Test side and their counties miss them, the players are making the most of their Indian Premier League experience“I don’t think it will ever be straightforward. It’s down to you as a player to be very honest with yourself and if you want t

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County cricket talking points: Olly Stone deserves an England call-up

The Warwickshire bowler was brilliant against Sussex in the first week of the season. Why not play him against Pakistan?By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogWarwickshire’s Olly Stone is the fastest English bowler right now – and probably the faste

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Ben Stokes: ‘I lived every moment of the Ashes ... I was just as gutted’ | Ali Martin

The England all-rounder recalls his emotional England return after missing the series defeat in Australia, and explains why playing in the IPL is not about the moneyIt’s 6pm at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. A drowsy sun has already slunk below t

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Why England need to take a chance on talent and alter their top six | Barney Ronay

It seems the same batsmen from the disastrous Test winter will keep their spots against Pakistan, despite the fact they are England’s weakest top six of the modern ageNobody ever feels completely ready for the start of the English cricket season but her

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India cruise past England to secure ODI series victory

England 201-9; India 202-2, win by eight wicketsIndia wrap up the three-match series 2-1India recorded a comfortable eight-wicket victory over England at Nagpur to win the final one-day international and secure the three-match series 2-1. Heather Knight h

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Meet George Garton, the future of English fast bowling: 'People would describe me as... not very pleasant'

At this crossroads for English fast bowling, with crushing away defeats exposing the limitations of endless 85mph right-arm seam-up, Garton offers something different

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England’s Test failures will raise the County Championship’s profile | Rob Smyth

There are 30 or 40 players who could make the first Test against Pakistan and the start of the County Championship on Friday is their chance to stake a claimThe weather is miserable, the football season is approaching the business end – yes, it’s time

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Spin twins run riot as England Women level one-day series against India

• Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell take four wickets apiece• England romp home with 21 overs left after skittling India for 113Career-best performances from the spinners, Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell, carried England to a series-levellin

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Freddie Flintoff suggests all the Australia cricket team knew of ball-tampering in the Tests against South Africa

ANDREW FLINTOFF has hit out at “nonsense” suggestions knowledge of Australia’s ball-tampering scandal was limited to banned trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Former England all-rounder Flintoff has criticised the one-y

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Eoin Morgan hopes ball-tampering bans have restated cricket’s values

• England limited-overs captain backs Australia’s hardline response• ‘Australia have shown how serious the mistake was’Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, believes cricket’s reputation has been hurt by the ball-tampering scandal bu

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Trevor Bayliss suggests bare cupboard means few England batting changes

Despite England failing to win any of their seven Tests this winter, Trevor Bayliss says: ‘More than likely there will be the same men involved,’ against Pakistan and IndiaMost of the senior figures in the England setup keep casting an eye towards 201

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Jofra Archer: the IPL's new million-dollar man and future face of England cricket

The Barbadian-born all-rounder has gone from a second round pick for the Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League to one of the most expensive players in global T20 cricket

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England cricket hero Darren Gough accuses head coach Trevor Bayliss of using role ‘as retirement fund’

Darren Gough has accused England head coach Trevor Bayliss of using his role ‘as a retirement fund’ and says the Australian ‘offers nothing’ to the Three Lions Test team. English cricket endured a torrid winter campaign which included their 4-0 A

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Joe Root says England 'could not have done more' against New Zealand

England draw second Test in New Zealand and lose series 1-0Root praises Jack Leach for his ‘encouraging debut’Joe Root expressed a mixture of frustration and pride after his side drew the second Test and failed to level the series against New Zealand

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Joe Root warns England players their places are under threat after New Zealand tour ends in disappointment

England ended a bruising winter with another series defeat following their 4-0 Ashes hammering against Australia

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England’s miserable winter ends on a low as New Zealand hang on for draw and claim 1-0 series victory

STUART BROAD’S sensational start to the final day was not enough to prevent England securing an unwanted and embarrassing record. Broad took two wickets with his first two balls and England looked as though they would force a series-levelling victory ov

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Tymal Mills signs Suffolk deal to play Minor Counties cricket in bid to return to England T20 side

After failing to earn a contract for this year's IPL, Mills has returned to his boyhood club in an attempt to build up match fitness ahead of England's international summer

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