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Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales welcomed back into England limited-overs squads

Eoin Morgan’s return to lead England’s limited-overs teams, alongside record-breaking opener Alex Hales, was rubber-stamped when the selectors named both to face India in the new year.

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Into the top ten: Englands Jonny Bairstow has broken into the ICCs top 10 of Test batting rankings for the first time, to move above captain Alastair Cook, and has also claimed the most Test victims for a wicketkeeper in a calendar year.

Chris Waters: Silence of the critics is golden as Jonny Bairstow celebrates glorious year

IT has been quite a week for Jonny Bairstow.

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England's Ben Stokes.

Don’t take the passion out of Test cricket, urges Trevor Bayliss

England coach Trevor Bayliss fears the International Cricket Council may end up constraining his sport’s most charismatic stars by taking too firm a hand with “by-play” on the pitch.

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England's batsman Joe Root raises his helmet after scoring hundred runs during the first day of the first test cricket match between India and England in Rajkot. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Relish the moment, Joe Root tells England new boy Keaton Jennings

Joe Root knows what it is like to make a Test debut in India – so will have some handy advice for Keaton Jennings when he joins up with the England squad next week.

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Durham batsman Keaton Jennings will make his England Test debut next week. (Picture: Frank Reid)

India v England: How Ben Stokes can help Keaton Jennings settle in on tour

KEATON JENNINGS is hoping Ben Stokes will be the right man to break the ice for him once he meets the England Test squad for the first time in Mumbai.

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England's Haseeb Hameed defied the pain of a broken finger to make a half-century against India (Picture: Altaf Qadri/AP).

Alastair Cook backs Haseeb Hameed to return in style

The premature end of Haseeb Hameed’s tour added to England captain Alastair Cook’s frustration after the third Test defeat to India.

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England's Haseeb Hameed hits a boundary on the fourth day of the third Test against India in Mohali (Picture: Altaf Qadri/AP).

Chris Waters: Haseeb Hameed is forced to sign off after setting example to peers

IT was the day that the boy became a man.

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England's Joe Root raises his bat after scoring a half-century on the fourth day of the third Test against India in Mohali (Picture: Altaf Qadri/AP).

First-innings failings to blame for defeat, says Alastair Cook

England must come to terms with India’s unassailable 2-0 series lead after their defeat in Mohali and the loss for the rest of the campaign of a young player who appears born to be a Test opener.

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England's Joe Root raises his bat after reaching his half-century.

India v England: Batting frailties cost England as hosts coast to Mohali victory

HASEEB HAMEED and Joe Root’s admirable resistance proved too little too late as England lost the third Test by eight wickets inside four days to concede an unassailable 2-0 series lead to India.

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Root responds to return to top of order

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin helped India dominate day three of the third Test.

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India's test cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, gestures at his supporters to remain silent, after England's Ben Stokes got out on the third day of their third cricket test match in Mohali

Chris Waters: Nightmare scenario on horizon with Test trackers

CAN ball-tracking be timed out? The question impishly crossed the mind on day three of the third Test between India and England.

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India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel celebrates after taking a catch off Jonny Bairstow

Third Test: Johnny Bairstow on England prospects

Jonny Bairstow admitted England had been outplayed by India as they battle to stay in the third Test at Mohali.

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India captain Virat Kohli, right, reacts as England captain Alastair Cook is bowled

Third Test, day three, close: England heading for defeat in Mohali

England appeared to be losing their battle to stay in with a chance of series success after Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin helped India dominate day three of the third Test.

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England's Adil Rashid.

Bad ball from Rashid puts even the best player in a spin in India

AS I know from my own experience of purveying pies in minor club cricket, leg-spinners have an uncanny habit of taking wickets with poor deliveries.

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England's cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Cheteshwar Pujara.

England’s Rashid pegs back India as confidence continues to grow

Adil Rashid is increasingly confident he can get the world’s best players out.

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England's Ben Stokes, left, and Joe Root celebrate the dismissal of India's Murli Vijay.

Third Test, day two: Rashid helps England hit back

Two moments of brilliance in the field dragged England back into the equation on day two of the third Test against India.

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Former Yorkshire batsman Bill Athey.

Weekend Interview: Ashes tour was highlight of Bill Athey’s career – and Ian Botham’s

“ENGLAND have only three major problems. They can’t bat, they can’t bowl and they can’t field.”

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England's Jonny Bairstow has been moved up the batting order.

India v England: Buttler given chance to impress has knock-on effect for Bairstow

Alastair Cook is hoping Jos Buttler can do justice to his ‘special talent’ on his return to Test cricket after 13 months out of England’s team.

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Virat Kohli: Refusing to be deflected from the task of a second Test win over England.

India v England: Kohli dismisses speculation over ball-tampering in Rajkot

India captain Virat Kohli has “laughed off” speculation that video footage from the first Test against England in Rajkot could have depicted him ball-tampering.

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Headingley Cricket Ground, where Yorkshire will start their season on April 7 next year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

CricketTalk: Yorkshire’s 2017 fixtures revealed | England look to get even in India

YORKSHIRE’s first-ever floodlit County Championship fixture will take place in June next year when Andrew Gale’s side entertain Surrey at Headingley.

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