Stewart praises centurion Root over Compton for `star quality`

Former England cricket captain Alec Stewart has praised right-handed batsman Joe Root for his maiden Test hundred at Headingley, saying he batted like a mature and experienced player, unlike Nick Compton who has not gone past 16 in his last five innings despite scoring hundreds in the first two Tests during England`s tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

Prior excluded from England’s provisional squad for Champions Trophy

England’s wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior, was on Friday, overlooked for a place in England’s provisional 30-man squad for the Champions Trophy in June.

Nick Compton eyeing Ashes `man of the series` medal named after grandfather

England opener Nick Compton has already set his eyes on winning the man of the series award in this year`s Ashes series, which is named after his legendary grandfather, Dennis Compton.

Scoring consecutive tons in front of father was a special moment, says Nick Compton

England opener Nick Compton has claimed scoring back to back centuries against New Zealand while his father was watching from the stands was a special moment for him.

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.

India vs England, Nagpur Test: Day 4, Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights of the fourth day`s play of the final Test between India and England here on Sunday.

‘Compton tipped to solve England’s opening woes for next few years’

In Nick Compton, England may well have found their opening batsmen for a good few years, according to cricket blogger, Lizzy Ammon Ammon believes Compton has all the qualities in him to cement his place as Alastair Cook’s opening batsman in the England Test squad.

India vs England Kolkata Test, 2nd Day: Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the second day`s play in the third cricket Test between India and England here on Thursday.

Amazing to bat with highest century maker for England: Compton

England opener Nick Compton on Thursday described the feeling of opening the batting with Alastair Cook as an "amazing one" and said that skipper helps him to "chill out" there in the middle.

India vs England 2012: Ahmedabad Test, Day 4 - As it happened

Live updates from the fourth day of the first Test between India and England in Ahmedabad.

India vs England 2012, 1st Test, Day 3: Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights of the third day`s play of the first cricket Test between India and England here on Saturday

Haryana vs England XI : Practice Match, Day 4, As it Happened

Live updates from the fourth day of the practice match between Haryana and England XI.

Haryana vs England XI, Practice match, Day 3: As it Happened

Live updates from the third day of the practice match between Haryana and England XI.

Haryana vs England XI: Practice match, Day 2 - As it Happened

Live updates from the second day of the practice match between Haryana and England XI

Haryana vs England XI - Practice Match, Day 1: As it happened...

England XI won the toss and elected to bat against Haryana in their four-day practice match here on Thursday.

Cook says ‘opener spot duel’ would be ‘cut-throat business’ for Root, Compton

England Test captain Alastair Cook has said that the battle between Nick Compton and Joe Root for the opener’s slot would be ‘cut-throat business’ as both vie to the Test captain’s opening partner for the first Test on November 15.

Nick Compton ‘preferred choice to fill Strauss’ opening slot’ during India tour

Rookie batsman Nick Compton would open the innings along with captain Alastair Cook during their warm up game against India A.