England cricket chiefs on Monday withdrew their men’s and women’s teams from next month’s series in Pakistan citing “increasing concerns about travelling to the region”.
Australia Test captain Tim Paine will undergo surgery for a pinched nerve in his neck, but is confident of being fit for the opening Test of the Ashes series against England.
The dramatic last-minute cancellation of the deciding fifth Test at Old Trafford has heightened the tension already surrounding the upcoming Ashes series, although English cricket’s top administrator still believes postponement is “probably not where we are going to end up”.
What happens now? That was the question cricket fans around the world were asking after the dramatic last-minute cancellation of the deciding fifth Test between England and India in Manchester.
The fifth Test between England and India at Old Trafford has been cancelled.
The Test series finale between England and India in Manchester starting Friday is set to go ahead as scheduled.
India head into the fifth Test in Manchester starting on Friday just one match away from the superb achievement of winning Test series in both Australia and England in the same year.
Joe Root says England will weigh up the fitness of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson as they attempt to avoid a series defeat by India in the fifth Test at Old Trafford.
Cricket Australia chief Nick Hockley believes the 2021-22 Ashes series against England can be played in front of crowds as scheduled, despite coronavirus concerns.
England will play home Test series against world champions New Zealand and South Africa in 2022, cricket chiefs announced on Wednesday, unveiling a packed schedule.
England have recalled left-arm spinner Jack Leach and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to the squad for the final Test against India as they seek to level the five-match series.
Ben Stokes looks likely to miss England’s T20 World Cup campaign, with head coach Chris Silverwood insisting the all-rounder’s personal well-being remains the top priority.
Jasprit Bumrah was glad of his internal “ammunition” after a superb display of reverse-swing bowling helped India defeat England by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval on Monday.
India beat England by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval on Monday, taking all 10 of the home side’s second-innings wickets on the last day.
India overwhelmed England by 157 runs to win the fourth Test at The Oval on Monday and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.