Greg Mumford

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Moeen Ali hits eight sixes in second-fastest England ODI century

Moeen Ali completed his third ODI century with his eighth six - and you can watch each and every one of them right here!<p><b>Click on the video above</b> to …

Moeen Ali

England batsman Keaton Jennings to leave Durham for Lancashire, Will Smith returning

England batsman Keaton Jennings has agreed a four-year deal with Lancashire after becoming the latest high-profile player to leave Durham.<p>Jennings, …

Lancashire

England all-rounder Ben Stokes to miss Windies games after arrest in Bristol

Ben Stokes is out of Wednesday's one-day international against the Windies after he was arrested following an incident in Bristol after England’s …

West Indies

Will Surrey's starburst of talent deliver in 2017?

Supporters of Surrey County Cricket Club could be excused a certain amount of impatience going into the 2017 season.<p>With names like Kumar Sangakkara, …

ECB

ECB reveal plans for franchise-style Twenty20 competition

The ECB have presented their plans for a new franchise-style domestic Twenty20 competition.<p>Chief executives and chairmen of the 18 counties were …

Soccer

ECB ploughs on with T20 extravaganza plan while counties scramble for cash | Vic Marks

Despite plenty of misgivings about the new competition – even from those voting in favour – the promise of £1.3m for each county has stifled measured debate<p>The panacea of English cricket, the new T20 competition scheduled to start in 2020, will be significantly advanced at the start of this week …

Mason Crane

India v Australia: Monty Panesar compares Steve O'Keefe to a 'reliable' car

Australia's Steve O'Keefe is more "reliable Korean car" than prestige vehicle, according to former England spin bowler Monty Panesar.<p>Panesar, …

Sri Lanka

India v Bangladesh: Hosts stretch unbeaten run in Tests

<b>Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets apiece to lead India to a comprehensive 208-run win over Bangladesh on day</b> …

Virat Kohli

The Spin’s best Test cricket XI of 2016 | Andy Bull

The Guardian’s cabal of cricket writers come together for the tricky task of compiling a best XI. So who’s in and who’s out this year?<p>If a horse designed by committee is a camel, then an XI picked by the Guardian’s cabal of cricket writers is, of course, The Spin’s best Test team of 2016. As well …

West Indies

Lancashire teeter on brink of the drop

Warwickshire and Hampshire are in contention to win their final matches which will condemn Lancashire to relegation on Friday.<p>Hampshire, who started the final round in the bottom two, lead Durham by 226 runs at the Rose Bowl and have three more first-innings wickets remaining. They will be looking …

Farewell to cricket's September swan song

Assuming all goes well next July when the Royal London One-day Cup final deserts the domestic season finale’s customary, rain-imperilled September fixed-point on the calendar for a midsummer appointment, Saturday’s match between Surrey and Warwickshire will terminate a tradition stretching back 53 …

What is Yorkshire’s stance on the new city-based T20 competition?

Yesterday was quite the day.<p>As the sun set on Somerset’s ten-wicket victory over Yorkshire ensuring the County Championship race remains …

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Marketing

T20: English counties vote for new eight-team competition

<b>English cricket is poised to get a new eight-team Twenty20 competition.</b><p>The tournament, which will take place in addition to the existing 18-team T20 Blast, could start as early as 2018 if it is given the go-ahead.<p>The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is keen to introduce a new T20 event to …

England’s ODI summer: five talking points from the series against Pakistan

England’s policy of picking specialists proves its worth against Pakistan while Andrew Strauss deserves credit for giving one-day team primacy they deserve<p>Adam Hollioake captained a new-look England side to success in Sharjah during 1997, winning – to the surprise of most – a four-team competition …

West Indies

London Welsh avoid winding-up order and secure new investment

• London Welsh’s outstanding tax bill paid in full<br>• Takeover by California-based investment group imminent<p>London Welsh, one of the oldest and most storied clubs in English rugby, received a boost in their bid to secure their long-term survival when a winding-up order was dismissed at the high court …

Soccer

England coach Trevor Bayliss gives few clues over teams for Bangladesh

Thursday’s selection meeting for England’s ODI squad for the subcontinent looks like being less problematic than the Test equivalent<p>When Trevor Bayliss gives a monosyllabic answer – which is often – he is trying to be helpful rather than evasive.<p>Like the Australians of old he does not seem to …

Trevor Bayliss

Peter Moores named new head coach at struggling Nottinghamshire

• Former England coach takes up new role at club<br>• Moores to work with director of cricket Mike Newell<p>Peter Moores has been appointed the Nottinghamshire head coach, as the club aim to bounce back from a disappointing season. Moores, who had been employed as a coaching consultant at Trent Bridge …

England

The best England ODI team ever? Until now it was a fight to be the worst | The Spin

Eoin Morgan’s dazzling one-day team have been lauded as the best from these shores but on closer inspection it seems the competition for that title was perhaps a little limited<p>The best, the greatest, the swashbucklingest, the most front-leg-clearing, sightscreen-peppering, bat-swishing white-ball …

Trevor Bayliss

Australia hammer world-record T20 total in win over Sri Lanka

• Australia 263-3; Sri Lanka 178-9. Australia win by 85 runs<br>• Glenn Maxwell clubs 145 not out, the second-highest T20 score<p>Australia broke the world scoring record in Twenty20 internationals after an unbeaten century by opener Glenn Maxwell helped the tourists beat Sri Lanka by 85 runs at Pallekele. …

Sri Lanka

Eoin Morgan still hesitant over Bangladesh but Chris Jordan committed

• England’s white-ball captain to decide on tour after T20 against Pakistan<br>• ‘If selected, I will definitely go,’ says Jordan, following Bairstow and Moeen<p>Eoin Morgan will lead his side out in Manchester on Wednesday night for a one-off Twenty20 against Pakistan and what could yet prove to be the …

Sri Lanka

ICC forced to shelve plans for two-division Test championship

• India among nations opposed to restructuring of five-day game<br>• ICC members instead consider biennial Test Championship play-off<p>The International Cricket Council has been forced to shelve plans for the creation of a two-division Test championship following opposition from Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri …

International Cricket Council

Ten To Watch: Ben Duckett

<b>Every season we scan the country and canvas opinion to bring together some of the finest talents in the county game. First up in our list for the</b> …

Wisden - The independent voice of cricket

Wisden - The independent voice of cricket

Bold plans to reshape Test cricket into two divisions face potentially ruinous opposition from India

Ambitious plans to revolutionise Test cricket by introducing promotion and relegation are facing potentially ruinous opposition from India.<p>The proposal to reshape Test cricket into two divisions, with a top flight of seven and second division of five, are due to be discussed in Dubai this week and …

Moeen Ali willing to take his place on England's tour to Bangladesh

Moeen Ali will tour Bangladesh this winter becoming the first England player to confirm categorically he is willing to take his place on the tour.<p>Moeen’s decision comes as the players run out of time to make a decision with the squads for the Test and one-day tours to Bangladesh due to be announced …