England selectors mull over top order dilemma before Ashes, Mark Stoneman likely to partner Alastair Cook
England top order in recent times has seldom convinced barring opener Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root certain to play in the first Ashes test in Brisbane leaving England's selectors in quandary
Ashes 2017: Haseeb Hameed fractures finger in County Championship as England suffer fresh injury blow
Hameed retired hurt after being struck on the glove by James Harris on the third day of the First Division match.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has insisted his side won't be heading Down Under to "make up the numbers" when their Ashes defence in Australia begins in November.
England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of next week's third Test against South Africa with a broken finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Tuesday.
Bayliss believes he will be involved in the most difficult selection meeting of his two years as England coach when he and the panel meet to discuss the squad for next week's first Test against South Africa.
Ravindra Jadeja has been voted as the best player of India's home season in a poll conducted by ESPNCricinfo.
With a new year and a whole lot of cricket coming our way in the next 12 months, here are a few 'unpredictions' of what awaits the international game in 2017.
Our take on some of the most memorable debuts in 2016, which includes Indians Jayant Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.
India vs England, 5th Test: Beleaguered visitors must bat positively to have a shot at saving the match
With one full day to go and England still trailing by 270 runs in the 5th Test against India, they must bat positively to end the series on a high note.
Another fascinating day of Test cricket on Friday has left the fourth Test beautifully poised, with India batting well but still 256 runs behind England.
Catch all the Live scores and updates from Day 1 of the 4th Test between India and England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
India vs England, 4th Test: 'I feel English', says South Africa-born batsman Keaton Jennings ahead of expected debut
Batsman Keaton Jennings was born and bred in South Africa and captained the Proteas under-19s but insisted Tuesday ahead of his expected England debut that he feels "very English".
Haseeb Hameed said that meeting Virat Kohli after the third Test was a great experience for him, and he was thankful to the Indian skipper for his time.
In the current series against India, Cook is yet to play an innings that makes a telling impact.
The men to get a call up in the England team are Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson. Neither man getting a go in the England team does much to alleviate the disappointment of Haseeb Hameed having to go home.
India vs England: Visitors replace injured Haseeb Hameed, Zafar Ansari with Keaton Jennings, Liam Dawson
Durham opener Keaton Jennings and Hamsphire's Liam Dawson are to join the England squad for the remaining two matches of the Test series in India.
Young opener Haseeb Hameed's tour is over as the youngster, who sustained a fractured hand during the first innings of the Mohali Test, is going back home.
Ravindra Jadeja's sparkling all-round performance floored England and handed India an unbeatable 2-0 lead after they cantered home to a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the third Test on Tuesday.
If England are to even draw this series, they need to have a performance that bears no resemblance to what they showed in Mohali, where they were out-bowled, out-batted and out-thought.
Here's how Twitter reacted to India's scintillating win in the third Test against England in Mohali.