International Cricket

England do not fear Amir, insists bullish Bairstow

England’s Jonny Bairstow is unperturbed at the prospect of facing Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir again in the two-Test series set to start at Lord’s next week.

CALL-UP: England's Jos Buttler. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Captain Root welcomes return of Jos Buttler to England Test fold

England captain Joe Root believes Jos Buttler’s recall to the Test side is a “step in the right direction”.

Australian coach Darren Lehman. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA.

Darren Lehmann back in the game to help nurture Australia’s young talent

DARREN LEHMAN has a new job at Cricket Australia’s national performance programme - only six weeks after resigning as his country’s head coach.


WATCH: Yorkshire’s Joe Root targets summer of joy after the lows of winter

IT would be understandable for frustration to have got the better of Yorkshire’s Joe Root during the course of a difficult winter – not just in terms of the England Test team’s results, but also his own form with the bat.

New Yorkshire Post Sports Weekend columnist Darren Gough

Darren Gough: It’s high time to rip up cricket’s central contracts

The Yorkshire Post is delighted to welcome Darren Gough as new weekly columnist. He opens up with a broadside for England cricket chiefs.

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SAY CHEESE: Yorkshire's players prepare for the 2018 season during their recent media day at Headingley.

CricketTalk Podcast: 2018 Season Preview

YORKSHIRE are back for the 2018 season and begin their campaign in the County Championship on Friday, April 13 against reigning champions Essex at Headingley.
LEADERSHIP: England and Yorkshire's Joe Root, right, talks with Mason Crane during day two of the Ashes Test at Sydney. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Yorkshire’s Joe Root backed to bring good days around once again for England’s Test team

Paul Collingwood has backed England captain Joe Root to stamp his authority on the team and take it to a new level.

England's Anya Shrubsole. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Hat-trick delivery for women’s game sees England World Cup heroes singled out by Wisden

Anya Shrubsole hopes being named alongside Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver in Wisden’s five Cricketers of the Year represents a watershed moment for the women’s game.

Australian coach Darren Lehmann. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Video: Yorkshire chief Moxon sad to see ‘good man’ Lehmann step down as Australia coach

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon has described good friend Darren Lehmann’s decision to quit as Australia’s head coach as “terribly sad”.

England's Joe Root bats during play on day four of the second cricket test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

England not as bad as winter results suggest – Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow insists Joe Root’s England are already stronger for all the travails which have come their way this winter.

England's Joe Root throws the ball to his bowler James Anderson, left, during play on day four of the second cricket test against New Zealand at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

New Zealand v England (day four): Tough ask for England to finish winter on winning high

England’s long and arduous winter will end without tangible reward unless they can somehow eke 10 New Zealand wickets out of an unresponsive surface on the final day of the second Test.

Mark Stoneman

Chris Waters: Stoneman and Vince in the runs but are still failing to convince us

“NEW ZEALAND v England: James Vince and Mark Stoneman help visitors take control”.

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Australia's coach Darren Lehmann talks on the phone,  after the arrival of the Australian team to OR Tambo International International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Chris Waters: Darren Lehmann must lead by example in reboot of Australia’s cricket culture

DARREN LEHMANN is a Yorkshire legend.

GOING NOWHERE: Australian coach Darren Lehmann. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Former Yorkshire star Darren Lehmann to remain as head coach of Australia

Australia coach Darren Lehmann will remain in his job following the ball-tampering controversy in the third Test against South Africa, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has announced.

New Zealand bowler Todd Astle raises his arms and celebrates with his team-mates after the dismissal of England's James Anderson saw the hosts win the first Test by an innings and 49 runs in Auckland (Picture: Ross Setford/AP).

Chris Waters: Even Z-factor would be an improvement for England

AFTER what has just happened in Cape Town it is perhaps difficult to get too worked up about another England Test defeat away from home.

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England's Joe Root looks back after being caught out on 51 by New Zealand's BJ Watling. Picture: AP/Ross Setford

Test captains have a big responsibility says Joe Root as Ashes series questioned

ENGLAND captain Joe Root insists he saw no reason to suspect Australia of ball-tampering during this winter’s Ashes.

England's Ryan Sidebottom celebrates his hat trick as New Zealand's Jacob Oram is given out LBW.

Bygones: When hat-trick hero Ryan Sidebottom joined an exclusive England club

FOR DRAMATIC impact, nothing in Ryan Sidebottom’s glittering career quite matched the triple-wicket maiden that he served up in the opening over of Yorkshire’s County Championship game against Middlesex at Lord’s three years ago.

Australia's Steve Smith and coach Darren Lehmann. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

Darren Lehmann with questions to answer despite absolution from Smith over Australia’s shame

AUSTRALIA endured one of the most ignominious days in their cricketing history in Cape Town, condemned and exposed for a ball-tampering ruse that has left Steve Smith scrambling for his future as captain and booed out of Newlands after crashing to a dismal 322-run defeat to South Africa.

England's Joe Root, right, receives attention for an injured finger after being hit by a ball from New Zealand's Trent Boult Picture: AP/Ross Setford

Captain Joe Root takes time to reflect after late dismissal hurts England in Auckland

Dejected Joe Root needed time on his own to come to terms with his crushing late dismissal which so dented England’s hopes of saving the first Test.

THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD: Australia's Cameron Bancroft talks to the umpire on the third day of the Test match between South Africa and Australia at Newlands, with his captain Steve Smith, right, looking on. Picture: AP.

Chris Waters: Australia’s ‘untouchables’ must be made to realise they are not bigger than the game

THE AUSTRALIAN cricket team thought that they were untouchable.

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