Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott lose England contracts, Ben Stokes a surprise
Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott lose England contracts, Ben Stokes a surprise

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior and struggling batsman Jonathan Trott have lost their central contacts with England, though all-rounder Ben Stokes has been rewarded despite a poor home series against India.

Ian Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI
Ian Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI

Ian Bell has been ruled out of England`s fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

Strauss bats for under-fire Cook, says axing him before World Cup won't be right
Strauss bats for under-fire Cook, says axing him before World Cup won't be right

Former England skipper Andrew Strauss on Wednesday said that sacking Alastair Cook as captain before the 2015 World Cup is not an answer to English cricket team's one-day woes.

England`s Ian Bell suffers broken toe
England`s Ian Bell suffers broken toe

England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced.

Ian Bell happy to give opening slot to Alex Hales

England cricketer Ian Bell is happy to have Alex Hales on board, and he is willing to give up his one day international opener slot for him.

Andrew Flintoff heroics can`t stop Bears winning T20 title

Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren`t quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket`s Twenty20 Blast final.

India vs England: Alastair Cook has best chance to win a series

England skipper Alastair Cook will hope to get his hands on a Test trophy, a first, in the year 2014. They lead India 2-1, in the ongoing five-match Test series and Cook will look to continue with the dominating spirit in handing counterpart MS Dhoni another overseas series loss.

Ian Botham says England winning because senior squad finally firing

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham has said that now that Ian Bell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook are firing, their side is winning.

Old Trafford Test: Rain plays spoilsport but England take 85-run lead

England consolidated their position by taking a handy 85-run lead as they reached 237 for six before heavy rain washed away nearly two sessions of play on the second day of the fourth cricket Test against India, here Friday.

Match is hanging in balance: Ian Bell

England have extended their lead to 85 runs against India but Ian Bell says the fourth Test match was still hanging in balance.

India vs England 2014: 4th Test, Day 2 - As it happened...

Live updates from Day 2 of the fourth Test between India and England being played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

India vs England, 4th Test: Six-star Stuart Broad puts hosts on top

Stuart Broad took six wickets as India were bowled out for just 152 on the first day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on Thursday.

India vs England: Focus on good series than one incident, says Ian Bell

England batsman Ian Bell has urged the two teams should focus on the on-field play in the finely poised five-match series as the action shifts to the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting Thursday.

Rejuvenated Ian Bell hails Graham Gooch net sessions

England batsman Ian Bell has hailed former batting coach Graham Gooch for laying the foundations for his stylish 167-run knock against India in the third Test.

England`s performance against India was best in recent history, says Ian Botham

Ex-England cricketer Ian Botham thinks that England`s win over India was one of the best performances in recent history.

No fracture for Ian Bell after thumb blow against India

There was relief for England after senior batsman Ian Bell was found not to have suffered a fractured thumb while fielding against India in the ongoing third Test at Southampton on Tuesday.

X-ray for Ian Bell after thumb blow against India

England`s Ian Bell was sent for an X-ray after suffering a thumb blow while fielding during the third day of the third Test against India at Southampton on Tuesday.

Have been playing well, feels good to get runs: Ian Bell

England batsman Ian Bell today expressed his delight at scoring his 21st Test hundred in the third match versus India here and said that he has been "playing well".

3rd Test, Day 2: India lose Dhawan early as Bell, Buttler cut loose

Ian Bell rediscovered his form with sparkling 167 as England piled up a mammoth first innings total of 569/7 to take control of the third cricket Test against India here today.

England lost last four Tests for lack of ruthlessness, skill: Ian Bell

England batsman Ian Bell has pointed out that his side had chances to win all four Tests this summer, having gained a first-innings lead in each, but they have not been ruthless or skilful enough to capitalise on it.