England`s out-of-form captain Eoin Morgan found himself defending his involvement in the Indian Premier League after it emerged he would miss a one-day international in order to play in the lucrative Twenty20 event.
Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Saturday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc.
Alastair Cook`s role as England captain for next year`s World Cup was cast into doubt when head coach Peter Moores said his position would be reviewed after the team`s current one-day series in Sri Lanka.
Captain Alastair Cook has been suspended for one ODI and fined 20 per cent of his match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate during England's five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the third ODI in Hambantota on Wednesday.
Wayne Rooney scored his 43rd international goal as England beat Estonia 1-0 to preserve their perfect Euro 2016 qualifying record on Sunday while Chelsea striker Diego Costa finally opened his Spain account.
Alastair Cook has succeeded in pulling England out of Ashes defeat depression with two massive victories over India but the England captain was mulling putting in his papers during the Sri Lanka series, it has been revealed.
Marylebone Cricket Club apologised after exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen spotted a member of the Lord`s groundstaff dragging his feet across the pitch in the ongoing second Test with India on Saturday.