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England v West Indies: Tough Ashes decisions await England after Roland-Jones injury blow

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Roland-Jones is set to miss this winter’s Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

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England captain Joe Root leads his team out with Jonny Bairstow for the final day of the test match at Headingley against the West Indies.

England v West Indies: Versatile, nerveless Bairstow finally making a lasting mark

Jonny Bairstow continues to prove he is England’s batsman for all occasions.

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England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates his century against the West Indies at Old Trafford. The Yorkshireman scored 100 not out for England in their ODI win (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).

Bairstow impresses England captain Morgan with his ton and hunger to be ‘part of playing XI’

Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow hopes to become a key component of England’s one-day side after scoring a match-winning century in a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the Royal London Series opener at Old Trafford.

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GOT HIM: Liam Plunkett is congratulated after taking the wicket of West Indies Marlon Samuels at the Riverside. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Video: Yorkshire’s Liam Plunkett happy to put personal milestones aside in pursuit of England success

Liam Plunkett has finally found his niche with England as he looks to end the year as the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals.

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West Indies Shai Hope (facing) is congratulated by Jason Holder after scoring the winning runs during day five of the the second Investec Test match at Headingley, Leeds. (Picture Nigel French/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: Still plenty of Hope for the future of West Indies Test cricket

LIKE many of a certain generation, my fascination with cricket was fuelled by the great West Indian sides of the 1980s.

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POPULAR GUY: Liam Plunkett is congratulated by his England team-mates after taking a wicket against in an ODI Ireland earlier this year. Picture: John Walton/PA

Liam Plunkett hopes England form can put him in T20 shop window

Liam Plunkett is using the allure of featuring in the lucrative Twenty20 leagues around the world as a motivating tool to push himself to greater heights with England.

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England's James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Kraigg Braithwaite. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

England v West Indies: Wickets tumble as conditions hold sway at Lord’s

Ben Stokes hijacked James Anderson’s headlines as West Indies were bowled out for 123 and England’s all-time leading wicket-taker was left tantalisingly on 499 after a manic first day at Lord’s.

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NICE WORK: Ryan Sidebottom is congratulated on dismissing Middlesex's Sam Robson. Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Yorkshire hampered by rain in bid to pull clear of trouble

THE PARALLELS were striking and evocative.

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West Indies captain Jason Holder during the nets session at Lord's on Wednesday. Picture: John Walton/PA

England v West Indies: Captain Holder calls on players to stay focussed on Lord’s challenge

West Indies will begin a “momentous” match at Lord’s with thoughts inevitably extended to compatriots affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

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England captain Joe Root, pictured during Wednesday's nets session at Lord's. Picture: John Walton/PA

England v West Indies: Captain Root determined to lead his team Down Under in positive mood

Joe Root’s first summer as England captain faces a defining final Test in a Lord’s decider against West Indies.

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West Indies' Shai Hope.

Headingley hero Hope is hungry for success, says Law

Stuart Law believes West Indies may soon have a modern “great” on their hands in Shai Hope.

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England's James Anderson (right) and Stuart Broad (left) during the nets session at Lord's.

Bowler Anderson happy to put prospect of milestone moment at Lord’s in the hands of fate

Fate has served James Anderson well so far, and he will be trusting in it again at Lord’s this week as he tries to ease the pressure of expectation at the imminent prospect of his 500th Test wicket.

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Headingley, seen here during the recent England v West Indies encounter, will once again host Test crcicket in 2018 when England take on pakistan in early June. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Headingley to stage England-Pakistan Test match in 2018

Headingley has been awarded the second and final Test match against Pakistan after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced the major match schedule for next season.

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PICKED: England and Yorkshire's Adil Rashid

Yorkshire quintet named in England’s short-format squads

England have resisted the temptation to rest any of their big Ashes guns from this month’s Royal London Series – but Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali do get a one-match Twenty20 break.

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England's captain Joe Root (right) talks to Stuart Broad (left) and James Anderson (centre) on day five at Headingley. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Headingley hurt can fire England to Lord’s victory, says Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss was heartened by England’s dejection in the wake of their surprise five-wicket loss to the West Indies in the second Test and is counting on a response in the decider at Lord’s.

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Shai Hope pictured after becoming the first man to score two hundreds in a first-class game at Headingley (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Being outplayed on first two days was the cause of defeat, says downcast Root

JOE ROOT defended his decision to declare and set the West Indies a target of 322 after his first Test as an England captain on his home ground of Headingley ended in defeat.

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England captain Joe Root and Alastair Cook look dejected after the latter dropped a regulation slip catch that proved key in the West Indies win at Headingley (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Chris Waters Verdict: England forced to take their medicine in Headingley Test defeat

YORKSHIRE’s marketing team tweeted a generic ‘sick note’ yesterday morning, urging employers to excuse so-and-so from work “on Tuesday 29 August as they have suddenly contracted a viral condition more commonly known as ‘Cricket Fever’.”

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West Indies Shai Hope celebrates after scoring the winning runs against England on day five at Headingley. Picture: Nigel French/PA

England v West Indies: Headingley defeat for Root’s men

Shai Hope rose to the occasion with a second century in a matter of days which underpinned a monumental victory for the West Indies after they chased down 322 against England in the second Test.

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West Indies Shai Hope celebrates after scoring the winning runs on day five at Headingley. Picture: Nigel French/PA

RECAP - Test Match Blog: How West Indies stunned England to clinch Headingley victory

SHAI HOPE belied his tender years to lead West Indies to a stunning victory over England at Headingley, his second century of the match sealing a five-wicket triumph.

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England's Moeen Ali reaches his half century during day four at Headingley. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Headingley Verdict - Day Four: Magnificent Moeen digs England out of trouble as West Indies toil

“MORE brains in a pork pie,” bemoaned Geoffrey Boycott.

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