International Cricket

Jonny Bairstow primed to thrive for England under new captain Joe Root

JONNY BAIRSTOW says he is relishing the start of the Test summer and a new era under captain Joe Root.

England's Dawid Malan raises his bat after reaching his half century. Picture: Nigel French/PA

How Dawid Malan overcame nerves to help steer England to victory over South Africa

Dawid Malan insisted he must build on his impressive debut after his half-century helped England secure a NatWest International Twenty20 Series victory over South Africa.

England's Dawid Malan hooks to long leg during his knock of 78 against South Africa at the SSE SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Dawid Malan excels as England clinch series win over South Africa in Cardiff

England claimed the NatWest International T20 Series with a 19-run victory over South Africa in Cardiff.

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance. Picture by Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire’s loss may be England’s gain as Gary Ballance is called on to prove himself

YORKSHIRE will lose their captain and runaway leading run-scorer Gary Ballance midway through their County Championship match against Surrey at Headingley.

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Podcast - CricketTalk: Pink ball debut gives Yorkshire quick chance to bounce back

YORKSHIRE’S dislike for Lord’s grew even more this week when they fell to a heavy innings defeat ats the hands of County Championshuip defending champions Middlesex inside three days.

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England's Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow leads England home with ruthless assault on South Africa’s attack in T20 triumph

England eased to a nine-wicket victory over South Africa in the Twenty20 opener at the Ageas Bowl with Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow leading the way with a ruthless unbeaten 60.

Unbridled joy: Pakistans Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates with teammates after catching Indias Jasprit Bumrah out to clinch the match and the ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval, London. (Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire)

Champions Trophy: ‘We wanted to inspire the whole nation of Pakistan’ – Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez dedicated a stunning ICC Champions Trophy success to the public of Pakistan after thrashing India at The Oval.

Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates with teammates after catching India's Jasprit Bumrah out to win the match during the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval, London.

Champions Trophy: Pakistan turn cricketing world on its head by thrashing India

Revelation and redemption helped Pakistan turn world cricket’s order upside down as Fakhar Zaman’s maiden one-day international century and Mohammad Amir’s brilliant new-ball spell underpinned a landslide 180-run win over India in the Champions Trophy final.

Matthew Waite shows his frustration after being bowled by Tom Curran for 34 towards the end of the hosts' run chase at Headingley on Tuesday. 
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Podcast: CricketTalk - What a difference a day makes ... for Yorkshire CCC

THERE are the highs ... and then there are the lows. Yorkshire, fresh from a nail-biting three-run County Championship win at Somerset, were quickly brought back down to earth at Headingley 24 hours later when exiting the Royal London Cup at the hands of Surrey.

England's Joe Root shows his dejection as he leaves the field after being dismissed for 46.

Champions Trophy: Complacency is not to blame for England’s shock exit, insists captain Morgan

Eoin Morgan ruled out any element of complacency and insisted England simply failed to adapt to the demands of a used Cardiff pitch as they crashed out of the Champions Trophy against Pakistan.

England's Jonny Bairstow Picture: Steven Paston/PA

Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow expected to replace Jason Roy for Champions Trophy semi-final

England’s actions spoke much louder than their words in Cardiff where it became clear they would drop Jason Roy in favour of Jonny Bairstow for the Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan.

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England captain Eoin Morgan speaks with coach Trevor Bayliss . Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

England v Australia - Eoin Morgan fired up for short-form ‘Ashes’ battle

CAPTAIN Eoin Morgan is treating England’s Champions Trophy tie against Australia as his version of the Ashes.

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 and Bill Edrich walk out to bat in their pith helmets

Chris Waters: Harking back to a glorious summer with the game’s ‘Gilbert and Sullivan’

IN a little over a week’s time, Yorkshire travel to Lord’s to take on Middlesex in the County Championship.

Jason Roy: England opener has scored just 47 runs in his last seven one-day innings for England.

Champions Trophy: Jonny Bairstow’s wait goes on as Paul Farbrace and Eoin Morgan reinforce commitment to Jason Roy

Jason Roy will remain central to England’s Champions Trophy masterplan – because he is a prime example of the successful pact Eoin Morgan has struck with his team.

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England's Jos Buttler hits out during the ICC Champions Trophy, Group A match at Cardiff Wales Stadium. (Picture: PA)

Champions Trophy: England will stay on front foot in bid to send Australia home – Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler is hoping England can deliver a knockout blow on Australia in the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston.

England's Jake Ball celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Ross Taylor.

Champions Trophy: Yorkshire’s Liam Plunkett delivers potential knockout blow to New Zealand

EOIN MORGAN was grateful to England’s “brilliant” bowling attack after the hosts’ 87-run win over New Zealand ensured they will qualify for the Champions Trophy semi-finals as Group A table-toppers.

England's Chris Woakes. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Injury puts England’s Chris Woakes in race against time to make Test opener

CHRIS WOAKES admits he will struggle to be fit for England’s first Test against South Africa next month.

Englands Joe Root on his way to an unbeaten 133 in Thursday's comfortable victory over Bangladesh.

Yorkshire pair Root and Plunkett lead England to Trophy win

Joe Root was one of England’s injury victims, but also provided the career-best hundred that ensured they began their Champions Trophy campaign with an emphatic victory against Bangladesh at The Oval.

Yorkshires Joe Root is jubilant after reaching his century for England in their Champions Trophy victory over Bangladesh (Picture: John Walton/PA Wire).

Root excels in England’s victory but some gloss is removed with fitness concerns over Woakes

England’s celebrations at beginning their Champions Trophy with a resounding victory over Bangladesh were compromised as they brace themselves for confirmation that they will have to get by without Chris Woakes for the remainder of the tournament.

England's Jonny Bairstow making his century with Ben Stokes, left, during their second cricket Test against South Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

England v Bangladesh: Martyn Moxon questions England’s use of Jonny Bairstow’s talent

YORKSHIRE chief Martyn Moxon fears that England are wasting Jonny Bairstow’s talent.

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