England`s top order tumbled cheaply again but the tourists still worked themselves into a commanding position at 116 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 220, by stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.
Jermaine Blackwood continued to ride his luck in defying England as the West Indies reached 234 for six in reply to the tourists` first innings total of 399 at lunch on the third day of the first Test on Wednesday
Already out of the World Cup, England on Wednesday suffered further blows with all-rounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali being ruled out due to injury for their final and inconsequential Pool A encounter against Afghanistan on March 13.
Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer here Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series.
England off-spinner James Tredwell today said that it is helpful if the tweakers have a "little bit of kink" while bowling the doosra, which has been one of the most talked-about deliveries in cricket over time.
Leg-spinner Scott Borthwick and off-spinner James Tredwell have been added to the England test squad for the remainder of the Ashes series following Graeme Swann`s surprise retirement, the country`s cricket board said on Monday.
Retired English cricketer and Ashes winning captain Andrew Strauss believes that England`s team is superior but it should not `descend` to the level of the Australian team in order to ensure success in the Ashes series.
England off-spinner James Tredwell has said that he is confident that England can win the ICC Champions Trophy tournament this year, which is the country`s first 50-over tournament, nearly 40 years after the first one was staged here.
England can still stage a turnaround in the one-day series against India despite being on the backfoot, according to spinner James Tredwell who said the team will go into the must-win game trying to draw inspiration from their first game which the visitors won comfortably.
India`s star batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday said that his prolonged form slump was a bit "annoying", but staying calm and patient helped him overcome the lean phase, which is part and parcel in the career of international cricketers.