England face uphill task against Sri Lanka in WT20 on Thursday

Their campaign opener against New Zealand spoilt by rain, 2010 champions England face a difficult task of taming table-toppers Sri Lanka to keep their semifinal hopes alive in the ICC World Twenty20 here on Thursday.

New Zealand skipper McCullum keen to face Pietersen

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insists he is relishing the prospect of going up against Kevin Pietersen in the second Twenty20 international at The Oval on Thursday.

Kevin Pietersen glad to be back

Kevin Pietersen has spoken of his relief at returning to international action after being included in the England squad for next week`s Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy: England vs New Zealand - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the Champions Trophy Group A match between New Zealand and England.

Our batting let us down, says Brendon McCullum

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum blamed his team`s batsmen for the 10-run defeat against England in a rain-hit Champions Trophy group match on Sunday.

England beat NZ, enter semifinals of Champions Trophy

England produced a disciplined allround display to register a narrow 10-run victory over New Zealand in their crucial rain-curtailed Group A match to enter the semifinals.

We were very good in the field: Cook

Ecstatic to reach the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy, England captain Alastair Cook lauded his team for putting up a good show with both bat and ball.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy: England vs New Zealand - As it happened...

England defeated the Black Caps by ten runs to advance into the semis of ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

Cornered England face a must-win situation against NZ

Stunned by Sri Lanka in their last game, England find themselves in a spot of bother when they take on New Zealand in a must-win Group A match of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Kiwis warn Root not to get carried away by adulation

Upcoming England batsman Joe Root has been warned to expect a fiery attack by the New Zealand side in the middle as they look to ruin his first homecoming at Headingley.

New Zealand series will baptize England for summer ahead

Former England Test captain Sir Ian Botham has warned England not to underestimate New Zealand during the Tests series starting on Thursday, saying that the English can count themselves lucky that they did not have slink away with their tail tucked between their legs in the last Test series against the Kiwis.

Bresnan set to prove worth in Lord`s Test instead of ``carrying drinks``

England bowler Tim Bresnan is set to prove that he is back to his best in the squad for the Test series against New Zealand.

Bresnan, Swann return to England squad from injury for Lord`s Test

English bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan have returned to the 12-man squad from injury for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord`s.

Pietersen, Swann may miss upcoming Tests against Kiwis: Miller

England’s national selector Geoffrey Miller has warned that players Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann may miss the two Tests against New Zealand beginning on May 16 as they still continue to recover from their respective injuries.

Eng vs NZ, 2nd Test, Day 1: Compton, Trott score tons as England post 267/2

Centuries by Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott on day one of the second Test put England on course for a huge first innings total as they finished at 267 for the loss of two wickets.

Finn bribed with booze to save Test

Fast bowler Steve Finn was bribed with wine by his teammates, Alastair Cook and James Anderson to become England`s record-breaking night watchman to save the Dunedin Test against New Zealand.

1st Test, Day 4: New Zealand vs England

Updates from Day 4 of the first Test match being played between New Zealand and England at University Oval, Dunedin.

Former stars slam England`s embarrassing performance against Kiwis in Dunedin Test

England legends Sir Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan have unequivocally slammed team`s embarrassing performance against New Zealand in the first Test match in Dunedin.

Broad, Prior "no weak hearts" when it comes to daredevil "canyon swings"!

English cricketers Stuart Broad and Matt Prior have entered into the spirit of adventure as they leapt off a platform more than 100 metres above a river ahead of their warm-up match before the three-Test series against a New Zealand XI in Queenstown.

‘Baby-faced’ Root acts tough on field to intimidate opposition

Emerging English cricketer Joe Root has said he needs to act tough in the field in order to intimidate the opposing team because of his youth and baby-faced looks.