The stereotype of cricket in Ireland is that it mirrors English national identity, and Lord’s, where Ireland play on Wednesday, embodies this genteel image. Certain quarters have marketed this Test as
It started in anticipation, it ended in disappointment, to a soundtrack of ironic cheers. The air of initial excitement hung almost guiltily at the start of play because, in truth, perhaps it shouldn’t
England women's hopes of winning back the Ashes killed off by the rain and Ellyse Perry's brilliance
As the rain streamed across the outfield late into the afternoon session on day two, England’s hopes of winning back the Ashes went with it too. If they had been remote by the close of play on day one,
Eoin Morgan exclusive interview: 'We walked through the corridors at No 10 and all the staff were there cheering us. It amazing'
An exhausted Eoin Morgan will go on holiday next week to contemplate his future and decide if he still has the ‘drive’ to carry on as England captain. Morgan was at Heathrow on Friday as one of the icon
Women’s Tests are so few and far between that their statistics offer all sorts of anomalies. Alyssa Healy, averaging 50 in one-day international cricket over the past two years had, before Thursday, never
Ged Stokes exclusive interview: 'My son's World Cup win is a redemption story - it's made for Hollywood'
Deb Stokes was so awestruck in the immediate aftermath of her son's World Cup miracle that she failed to notice that her home phone in New Zealand had been ringing off the hook. "I had left for work but
Outgoing England head coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad from next year. Bayliss had long ago signalled his intention to end his four-year tenure
England are 6-0 down in the multi-format Ashes series ahead of the four-day Test match which gets under way in Taunton today. Opener Tammy Beaumont is writing exclusively for the Telegraph during the Here's
Lewis Gregory admitted he was speechless after being told of his call-up to the England squad for the Test against Ireland at Lord’s next week. England have also selected Gregory for their 16-man pre-Ashes
There was always going to be a price to pay for winning the World Cup and the debt for England is injuries to Jofra Archer and Mark Wood with both out for the start of the Ashes. On Wednesday, England
Exclusive Ellyse Perry interview: 'I miss football but it is a small price to pay now I'm playing in the Ashes'
Ellyse Perry laughs when asked if a part of her wishes she had played in the football Women’s World Cup this summer. In 2011, Perry scored a brilliant chip from just outside the penalty area against Sweden
Jason Roy will make England Test debut against Ireland after World Cup heroics as selectors name 13-man squad
Jason Roy will make his Test debut against Ireland next week after his World Cup heroics persuaded the selectors he is ready to play the long form of the game. Roy is now set to open in the Ashes with
Australian XI (397 & 223-6) lead England Lions (267) by 353 runs With England coach Trevor Bayliss and selectors Ed Smith and James Taylor looking on, Jack Leach picked a great day to stake his claim a
Jason Roy will have chance to show England selectors what they have been missing in Test debut against Ireland
Not since 1958, when the custom of presenting debs at court was abolished, will London have seen so many debutants as it will next Wednesday when England meet Ireland at Lord’s in a Test match - scheduled
The England players returned to Lord’s on Tuesday morning to pick up their kit from the changing rooms and most were still wearing their World Cup winners’ medal. At the same time Andrew Strauss, their
Ben Stokes immediately apologised to Andrew Strauss when the then team director went to meet him on the morning he released from police custody in Bristol following his arrest for suspected actual bodily
“It shouldn’t and won’t be just about this World Cup,” Joe Root said before the World Cup. “We want a period of white-ball cricket like Australia had in the early 2000s.” Then, Australia were in the midst
Winning is good, losing is bad and that, until only recently, is all we needed to know about professional sport. Not any more. As the conversation around mental health and the pressures of elite sport
Now for the Ashes: How does World Cup win change the mood, who to look out for, and will England win it?
England’s goals at the start of the four-year cycle that ends in September were to win the World Cup on home soil and to continue the rebuilding of the Test side while remaining competitive in the senior
In the first international cricket for England following the men’s World Cup victory on Sunday, the women start the sole Ashes Test against Australia in Taunton on Thursday. In a must-win affair, England
The Ashes 2019: What dates are the England vs Australia Tests, what TV channel will it be on and what is our prediction?
It is the 71st Ashes series, the oldest rivalry cricket that takes place between England and Australia. The two countries take it in turns to host a five-Test series, normally every couple of years, with
It is the end of the 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, perhaps the greatest of all Tests played. Michael Kasprowicz has just gloved a brutal bouncer from Steve Harmison down the leg side. Madly, England have
World Cup win has put cricket back into the national conversation: it needs to be in state schools to keep it there
Ashley Giles is an expert on transformative victories. He stood on the pitch where he scored 59 in England’s historic second innings in the final 2005 Ashes Test and watched today’s World Cup winners mobbed
Jofra Archer is facing a race to be fit for the start of the Ashes due to a side strain. The fast bowler - the hero of England’s World Cup final triumph over New Zealand on Sunday - had been earmarked
'I’ve probably had the best two months of my life': Jofra Archer hails teammates after propelling England to World Cup glory
“They’ve been a really good family to me,” enthused England’s star bowler, Jofra Archer, moments after delivering the Super Over to propel England to World Cup glory. Unlike his bowling, this time Archer
ECB has cunning plan to build on 50-over cricket's newfound popularity. Clue: it's not 50-over cricket
England’s World Cup win is the perfect time to launch the Hundred and capitalise on cricket’s new audience, according to Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket board. The inception
The Government is facing pressure to add the latter stages of the Cricket World Cup and the Ashes to the "crown jewels" list of live sport reserved for free-to-air television. A Whitehall source all but
Jos Buttler leads the calls for Eoin Morgan to stay on as England captain after Cricket World Cup win
England want Eoin Morgan to continue as captain and lead the team at next year’s World Twenty20 tournament in Australia. Morgan is set to hold talks about his future with Ashley Giles, the England team