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Alastair Cook picks his All-Time XI; Graham Gooch to lead, but no Indian in the list

Alastair Cook picks his All-Time XI; Graham Gooch to lead, but no Indian in the list

In a recent video posted by Lord's Twitter account, Cook revealed his all-time XI which surprisingly did not feature any Indian cricketer including the great Tendulkar. 

ENG vs SA: After thumping win in 1st Test, England name unchanged squad for second match against South Africa

ENG vs SA: After thumping win in 1st Test, England name unchanged squad for second match against South Africa

England took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series after bowling South Africa out for 119 in their second innings.

Arjun Tendulkar's toe-crushing yorker sends English batsman Jonny Bairstow hobbling out of nets

Arjun Tendulkar's toe-crushing yorker sends English batsman Jonny Bairstow hobbling out of nets

Arjun, who has bowled to English batsmen in nets in past, was bowling during a practice session ahead of England's series opener against South Africa.

SA vs ENG: South Africa’s Dean Elgar eager to get his own back on Stuart Broad in upcoming Test series

SA vs ENG: South Africa’s Dean Elgar eager to get his own back on Stuart Broad in upcoming Test series

Last year`s Johannesburg Test saw the now 31-year-old Broad take six for 17 in the second innings to lay the platform for England`s series-winning seven-wicket victory over the Proteas.

England start new era with Joe Root against South Africa at Lord's

England start new era with Joe Root against South Africa at Lord's

With England threatening to field a five-man pace attack for the first time since 1993, the team lacks the fizz normally associated with a new era. 

WATCH: Alastair Cook takes sensational no-look catch, saves interviewer's face from being smashed

WATCH: Alastair Cook takes sensational no-look catch, saves interviewer's face from being smashed

 The interviewer should remain indebted to Cook for preventing him from what could have been a serious injury.

Kevin Pietersen has no regrets over T20 pioneer role, hails English players' participation in IPL 2017

Kevin Pietersen has no regrets over T20 pioneer role, hails English players' participation in IPL 2017

Pietersen revealed this could be his last season in the English game as he looks to life away from cricket.

2017 Champions Trophy: England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Joe Root

2017 Champions Trophy: England ODI team not 'finished article' yet, says Joe Root

England will host the next World Cup in two years` time and Root, who is expected to assume one-day captaincy before that, said it was important for the side to keep improving.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mark Wood relishes being England's go-to man

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Mark Wood relishes being England's go-to man

The 27-year-old Durham quick, fit following persistent ankle trouble, said Morgan's backing had been a huge confidence boost.

ENG vs NZ: Eoin Morgan lauds 'outstanding' bowling attack as England seal semi-final spot in ICC Champions Trophy

ENG vs NZ: Eoin Morgan lauds 'outstanding' bowling attack as England seal semi-final spot in ICC Champions Trophy

Defeat was made worse for Williamson when the International Cricket Council fined him 40 percent and his players 20 percent of their match fees for a slow over-rate during England`s innings.

ICC Champions Trophy: England's Steven Finn eager to seize chance after replacing injured Chris Woakes

Finn could well go straight into England`s XI in Cardiff if, as happened against Bangladesh, they opt to play just the one spinner.

ICC Champions Trophy: English all-rounder Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament with left side strain

ICC Champions Trophy: English all-rounder Chris Woakes ruled out of tournament with left side strain

Woakes, who was one of the key bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), was also a vital cog in the English squad.

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Hosts England face anxious Chris Woakes wait

Morgan, however, was proud of the way England`s attack coped with Woakes`s absence.

WATCH: England's Mark Wood pulls off sensational over after South Africa needed 7 off 6 balls

WATCH: England's Mark Wood pulls off sensational over after South Africa needed 7 off 6 balls

The series, a warm-up for the Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales that starts next week, concludes at Lord`s on Monday.

ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY: Team England

The pioneers of the Gentlemen's Game haven't had luck on their title chase. The closest England had ever gone to lifting the trophy was back in 2004. Since that final appearance against the West Indies, each of their stride has failed to bore the fruit.

ICC Champions Trophy won't be a walk in the park for 'hosts' England, warns Mitchell Starc

ICC Champions Trophy won't be a walk in the park for 'hosts' England, warns Mitchell Starc

Interestingly, England have played a series against each of the top three ODI teams in the world namely South Africa, Australia and India - since the 2015 World Cup, and lost all three.

England vs Ireland: Other teams are 'petrified' of our side now, says Sam Billings

England vs Ireland: Other teams are 'petrified' of our side now, says Sam Billings

Billings said his interaction with players from other leading nations during IPL Twenty20 matches for the Delhi Daredevils convinced him of a new-found respect for his country`s limited-overs prowess.

England vs Ireland: William Porterfield's men up against Eoin Morgan & Co in two-match ODI series

England vs Ireland: William Porterfield's men up against Eoin Morgan & Co in two-match ODI series

The sensational ODI win against England  in 2011 World Cup in India remains to be Ireland`s only win over The Three Lions in six completed one-day internationals.

England all-rounder Zafar Ansari announces retirement to pursue law career

England all-rounder Zafar Ansari announces retirement to pursue law career

He secured a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Sociology from Cambridge University in 2013 and was awarded a Master`s degree in History by Royal Holloway, University of London last year.

England's Haseeb Hameed cleared of major damage to his hand after being struck by ball

England's Haseeb Hameed cleared of major damage to his hand after being struck by ball

Hameed was ruled out of the final two Tests in India late last year after breaking the little finger on his left hand -- an injury which required surgery.