Six England cricketers awarded central contracts by ECB
Six England cricketers awarded central contracts by ECB

Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes are among six England players to have been awarded their first central contracts, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today.

Root-Buttler put us in strong position: Gary Ballance

England batsman Gary Ballance rued at not completing another hundred against India in the fifth and final cricket Test here while praising team-mate Joe Root for countering the visitors` efforts on day two.

Matt Prior set for Achilles surgery in September

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior said he will have surgery on a long-standing Achilles problem next month.

India vs England: 4th Test, Day 3 - As it happened...

Live updates from Day 3 of the fourth Test between India and England being played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

India vs England: Pankaj Singh strikes at last

India`s Pankaj Singh finally took his first Test wicket when he dismissed England`s Joe Root on the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Third Test: India four down and facing England defeat

England need six wickets on the final day to win the third test against India after a superb bowling performance helped them reduce the tourists to 112-4, still 333 runs short of victory, at the end of day four at Southampton on Wednesday.

India vs England 2014: Third Test, Southampton - Preview

They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord`s green-top and India`s in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here Sunday.

Jos Buttler aims to mimic Kevin Pietersen`s `big hitting heroics` on Test debut for England

Jos Buttler, who will make his Test debut for England, is aiming to follow in Kevin Pietersen`s footsteps and carry his big-hitting style from ODIs and Twenty20s into the five-day game.

Jos Buttler says he`s no quick England fix

Jos Buttler tried to ease the pressure on himself ahead of his Test debut against India this weekend by insisting he alone could not "fix" England`s ills.

Adam Gilchrist backs Jos Buttler to make immediate impact in Test cricket

Australian wicketkeeping legend Adam Gilchrist has backed England`s Jos Buttler to make an immediate impact in Test cricket, just like he did.

India vs England: Alastair Cook retained as captain for 3rd Test, Jos Buttler in for Matt Prior

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to retain an under-fire Alastair Cook as the captain for the third cricket Test against India at Southampton, starying July 27 despite calls for his ouster after the home team lost second Test at Lord`s against India.

Matt Prior steps down from England duty for rest of summer due to fitness problems

Matt Prior has stepped down voluntarily from Test cricket for the rest of the summer due to fitness problems.

Cricket greats insist Buttler only had himself to blame for `Mankad` dismissal

Some of cricket legends have reportedly insisted that England`s Jos Buttler had only himself to blame for his ` Mankad` dismissal against Sri Lanka.

Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Prior

Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Matt Prior ahead of the first test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Thirimanne issues `Mankad` warning to England

Sri Lanka`s Lahiru Thirimanne on Thursday insisted the tourists would have no qualms about running out an England batsman backing up too far during their upcoming Test series, despite the furore over Jos Buttler`s dismissal at Edgbaston.

``Mankading`` raises debate on spirit of cricket once again

Nothing tends to divide fans more than a supposed affront to the `spirit` of cricket, the standard of conduct that sits alongside its laws to help govern the so-called gentleman`s game.

Buttler should have been recalled says Ranatunga

Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga today said Sri Lanka was right to run out England`s Jos Buttler, but felt he should have been recalled in the spirit of the game.

Cook says run-out row will `spice` up England-Sri Lanka Tests

England captain Alastair Cook said he expected the controversial run out of Jos Buttler during the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka to "spice up" the forthcoming Test series between the teams.

Sri Lanka win series amid controversial run out

Sri Lanka won the final one-day international in Birmingham by six wickets, a game that will be remembered for the controversial run-out of England`s Jos Buttler, to triumph 3-2 in the five-match series.

`I`m not ready for Tests`, insists England hero Buttler

Jos Buttler believes he will eventually be able to transfer his stunning one-day form into the Test arena but that now is not the time for him to make a debut in the five-day format.