New-look England seek home comfort against Sri Lanka

England will look to put the memory of their 5-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia behind them and prove there is Test life beyond Kevin Pietersen when they face Sri Lanka in the first of a two-match series at Lord`s on Thursday.

`Injured` Prior `running out of time` for England recall after being ruled out of county game

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has suffered a setback to his hopes of being recalled to the national squad as he continues his struggle with an Achilles injury, which saw him being ruled out of Sussex`s LV Championship match on Sunday.

Bairstow `disappointed` over never being able to play with Pietersen in England team again

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has said that it is disappointing for him that he would not play again in the team with Kevin Pietersen, who was sacked following the team`s 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia in the winter.

England to stick with Bairstow behind the stumps

Captain Alastair Cook says Jonny Bairstow will continue behind the stumps for England in the final Ashes Test starting from Friday despite support for the experienced Matt Prior from rival skipper Michael Clarke.

Matt Prior vows to regain place as England wicketkeeper

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has reportedly vowed to regain his place after being omitted from the team for Jonny Bairstow .

Prior vows to return to England team following axing from fourth Ashes Test

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has vowed to make his return to the team after he axed from the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Melbourne and was replaced by understudy Jonny Bairstow in yet another changing of the guard.

Jos Buttler put on `red alert` to challenge for England`s Test keeper slot during limited-over series

England batsman- wicketkeeper Jos Buttler has reportedly been put on the red alert to challenge for the position of England`s Test glovesman slot a little earlier than expected after Matt Prior was dropped for the Boxing Day Test and replaced by Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow, Panesar, Rankin likely to play in Boxing Day Test

England is poised to make up to three changes to the team that meekly surrendered the Ashes in Perth last week, according to reports.

Flower contemplating replacing Prior with Bairstow in Boxing Day Test

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is reportedly facing a fight to keep his spot for the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ( MCG) with team director Andy Flower contemplating replacing Prior with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, who has averaged 30.2 from 12 Tests.

Reformed Ben Stokes ready for England call

Ben Stokes` last tour of Australia ended in ignominy but the England all-rounder claims he is back with a new attitude and ready for a dream debut in the second Ashes test at Adelaide.

Ian Bell out to sound Ashes death knell for Australia

Ian Bell has come a long way since notorious sledger Shane Warne first likened him to the red-haired nerd from the comedy film American Pie, and with Australia facing the prospect of a fourth successive Ashes defeat it is the England batsman who could be having the last laugh.

Harris says `unacceptable` Siddle no-ball could have cost Oz Ashes

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has called fellow seamer Peter Siddle`s no-ball as unacceptable, saying that the team is disappointed as the no-ball that saw England`s Jonny Bairstow reprieved at Lord`s could have cost Australia the Ashes.

Bairstow to miss ODIs against India

Wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow will miss England`s One-day tour of India next month due to an illness in the family.

‘Dumped’ Bairstow returns to England for family reasons

Jonny Bairstow, who was left out of Thursday`s first Twenty20 match against India in Pune when England preferred Jos Buttler to keep wicket, has returned home early for family reasons.

‘England’s top T20 guns failing to clinch IPL deals due to involvement with national side,’ says Dhoni

England`s top T20 players are struggling to win IPL contracts due to their involvement with the national side, Indian skipper MS Dhoni has said.

‘Changed’ Bell keen to prove himself in Indian conditions

England batsman Ian Bell, who is expected to replace Jonny Bairstow in the third Test match against India in Kolkata, has claimed he is ready to finally deliver in India following poor performances in the country so far.

Hope to come out with positive result in third Test: Bairstow

High on confidence having levelled the four-Test series 1-1 against India, England middle order batsman Jonny Bairstow said that his team would like to carry on the momentum and produce positive result in the third Test, starting here on December 5.

‘Under pressure’ England faces selection quandaries ahead of Mumbai Test

England management is facing headache over the right team selection ahead of the second Test match against India in Mumbai, which starts on Friday.

Pietersen warms up for Test series with a pacy hundred

Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen prepared himself for the upcoming Test series with a strokeful 110 against Haryana in visitors` final warm up game even as skipper Alastair Cook missed out on his second consecutive ton, here on Thursday.

England XI vs India ‘A’: Bairstow, Morgan rescue England with big stand

Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow hit a resolute century and put on 156-run partnership with Eoin Morgan to rescue England from a precarious position on the first day of their three-day warm-up game against Mumbai `A` here on Saturday.