andrew strauss

In an emotional but dignified press conference, Alastair Cook today resigned the England captaincy saying: β€œit was just the time was right for me to go. Kevin Pietersen has nothing to do with the decision.”

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Kevin Pietersen, like Sir Ian Botham, was a problem worth having for English cricket

Daily Telegraph

[a blog for the Daily Telegraph website on the news that Kevin Pietersen had been left out of the England ODI and World Twenty20 squads]

Dubai defeat disaster: the positives

Cricinfo

It hasn’t all been all terrible for England in the UAE so far, you know

Heads must roll as England lurch to latest disaster

Daily Telegraph

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Spycam on Cricinfo

In which England keep plugging away – though there are weeks to the first Ashes Test yet

I Am Tremlett: Feel My Wrath

Spycam on Cricinfo

In which we see behind the scenes at the England boot camp and learn a little about a tall fast-bowler’s recently acquired mean streak