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Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns included in England's 16-man squad for Sri Lanka tour
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Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns included in England's 16-man squad for Sri Lanka tour

Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a 16-man squad on Friday for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.

South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell opts for Kolpak deal with Worcestershire, ends future with Proteas
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South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell opts for Kolpak deal with Worcestershire, ends future with Proteas

South Africa's Wayne Parnell has signed a new three-year contract with Worcestershire that could signal the end of the 29-year-old all-rounder's Proteas career.

Former England wicket-keeper James Foster to retire from all forms of cricket after end of season
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Former England wicket-keeper James Foster to retire from all forms of cricket after end of season

James Foster rose through the ranks at Essex from his days as a junior cricketer when he also represented England Under-19s.

Murali Vijay slams century on County debut, helps Essex register comfortable victory
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Murali Vijay slams century on County debut, helps Essex register comfortable victory

India's Murali Vijay struck a fine century in a dream county debut, guiding Essex to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire in County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge

County Championship: Former England captain Paul Collingwood to retire from professional cricket
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County Championship: Former England captain Paul Collingwood to retire from professional cricket

Durham and former England cricketer Paul Collingwood has announced his retirement, stating that he will not play professional cricket after his match against Middlesex starting on 24 September.

After poor run in England Tests, Murali Vijay signs up with Essex for remainder of County campaign
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After poor run in England Tests, Murali Vijay signs up with Essex for remainder of County campaign

Senior India opener Murali Vijay will be playing three matches for Essex in the final phase of the division one of English County Championship, the BCCI announced on Saturday.

Australia pacer Peter Siddle signs fresh two-year deal with Essex after fruitful run at County Championship
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Australia pacer Peter Siddle signs fresh two-year deal with Essex after fruitful run at County Championship

Australia bowler Peter Siddle signed a two-year deal at Essex on Friday following his successful spells at English county this season.

India vs England: Joe Root in support of Adil Rashid's inclusion in squad for first Test, says national selector Ed Smith
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India vs England: Joe Root in support of Adil Rashid's inclusion in squad for first Test, says national selector Ed Smith

Leg-spinner Rashid was included in the squad for the 1st Test even though he has opted out of playing first-class County Championship cricket for Yorkshire this season.

India vs England: Michael Vaughan terms leg-spinner Adil Rashid's recall to Test squad as 'ridiculous'
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India vs England: Michael Vaughan terms leg-spinner Adil Rashid's recall to Test squad as 'ridiculous'

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid was included in a 13-man party announced by England national selector Ed Smith on Thursday for next week's first Test against India at Edgbaston.

India vs England: Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali recalled in hosts' squad for first Test against Virat Kohli and Co
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India vs England: Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali recalled in hosts' squad for first Test against Virat Kohli and Co

Adil Rashid's inclusion alongside off-spinner Moeen Ali in a squad for what will be England's 1,000th Test when they face India in the first of a five-match series at Edgbaston, comes despite Rashid deciding to opt out of all first-class cricket this year.

India vs England: Changing trends and demands of modern-day cricket have made tour games obsolete
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India vs England: Changing trends and demands of modern-day cricket have made tour games obsolete

With the Indian team’s management persuading Essex to curtail the side’s tour game by one day to a three-day joust, the focus has naturally returned to the relevance of such matches in present day cricket.

Joe Root warms up for India Test series with four-wicket haul in Yorkshire's win over Lancashire in County Championship
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Joe Root warms up for India Test series with four-wicket haul in Yorkshire's win over Lancashire in County Championship

Joe Root took three of the four wickets to fall before lunch on the third morning with his occasional off-spin.

India vs England: Only Virat Kohli can answer in Test series if skipping county stint was helpful, says Alec Stewart
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India vs England: Only Virat Kohli can answer in Test series if skipping county stint was helpful, says Alec Stewart

Virat Kohli's much-hyped maiden county stint for Surrey had to be called off due to a neck injury post-IPL, but how much has the rest helped the Indian captain will only be discovered after the end of the Test series, said former England captain Alec Stewart.

India vs England: James Anderson to prove fitness in domestic games ahead of the Test series after recovering from shoulder injury
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India vs England: James Anderson to prove fitness in domestic games ahead of the Test series after recovering from shoulder injury

England's all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson could be in line for a return to the national side for the upcoming five-Test series against India after undergoing rehabilitation on a longstanding shoulder injury.

Allan Border hails Alastair Cook after he equals Australian legend's record of playing 153 consecutive Tests
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Allan Border hails Alastair Cook after he equals Australian legend's record of playing 153 consecutive Tests

Allan Border and Alastair Cook are both gritty left-handed batsmen, each having scored more than 11,000 Test runs and captained their respective countries to Ashes success.

BCCI's handling of Virat Kohli's 'neck injury' yet another instance of Board getting caught up in its lack of system
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BCCI's handling of Virat Kohli's 'neck injury' yet another instance of Board getting caught up in its lack of system

BCCI simply does not have a system to intervene and pull out players in danger of burnout or injury, and are still groping in the dark with many aspects of professional cricket.

England vs Pakistan: All-rounder Jos Buttler says being recalled into hosts' Test squad feels like another debut
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England vs Pakistan: All-rounder Jos Buttler says being recalled into hosts' Test squad feels like another debut

Buttler played the last of his 18 Tests in December 2016. But despite becoming a white-ball specialist in the intervening 18 months, he has been included in England's Test squad against Pakistan

England and Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance to take break from cricket for personal reasons
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England and Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance to take break from cricket for personal reasons

England batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance is taking a break from cricket for personal reasons, his county said on Friday

Ireland vs Pakistan: Pacer Mohammad Amir's knee injury on Day 3 concerns visitors
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Ireland vs Pakistan: Pacer Mohammad Amir's knee injury on Day 3 concerns visitors

Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood admitted Pakistan were "concerned" by Mohammad Amir's early exit from the third day's play against Ireland at Malahide just over a week before the start of a Test series with England.

IPL 2018: Mark Wood ends stint at Chennai Super Kings and returns to England to boost Test prospects
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IPL 2018: Mark Wood ends stint at Chennai Super Kings and returns to England to boost Test prospects

Wood played for the Chennai Super Kings in their opening win against champions Mumbai Indians but was not picked in their next nine matches.