Lauren Winfield of England drops a catch.

England undone by South Africa at Women’s T20 World Cup | Sport

Before their T20 World Cup opener in Group B against South Africa, England’s vice-captain Anya Shrubsole refused to countenance the idea that their first opponents were a...
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Strategically, Cricket Australia has been building up to this home season for five years. The impressive growth of women’s cricket in Australia over that time has not...
Ellyse Perry

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Pressure does the strangest things. It melts the coolest of heads, obscures the most obvious move or turns the ball to liquid as hands close around it....
Shrubsole in action for England last year.

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In 2009 a back injury forced the then-17-year-old Anya Shrubsole out of the World Twenty20. She had already been part of one World Cup-winning team – England...
England’s Jos Buttler plays a shot during the third and final Twenty20 international against South Africa in Centurion.

Logic of blooding outsiders clashes with England’s defiant winning way | Barney Ronay |...

Homework isn’t supposed to be this much fun. England’s white-ball tour of South Africa had been billed as preparation, refinement, revision for the T20 World Cup in...
Shafali Verma plays a shot off the bowling of Katherine Brun during a T20 international against England in Melbourne earlier this month

Shafali Verma: the teenage sensation aiming to fire India to Twenty20 glory | Sport

“My brother was supposed to play but he fell sick – I asked my father if I could play under his name,” Shafali Verma explains. With that...
Jennings is bowled by South Africa’s Vernon Philander at Trent Bridge in July 17. He has failed to register a half-century in a home Test.

Keaton Jennings: ‘I made the pursuit of hundreds my reason for existing’ | Sport

Keaton Jennings will not be reading this article. That is a departure for the 27-year-old, recently recalled to England’s Test squad and who used to spend late...
South Africa v England

Lungi Ngidi stalls England charge to win thrilling first T20 international | Sport

Half-centuries from Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan proved insufficient as England lost the first Twenty20 international by one run in a nail-biting conclusion at a blustery East...
Monty Panesar was an early inspiration for Amar Virdi.

The Spin | Amar Virdi: ‘British Asians can make it, it’s knowing how the...

While England’s Test squad for Sri Lanka may suggest a paucity of spin options at present, an offie who can be filed under “one for the future”...
Chris Silverwood says he wants a group of fast bowlers who can be rotated in and out of the team

England may need to manage Jofra Archer differently, admits Silverwood | Sport

Chris Silverwood has conceded for the first time he may look at managing Jofra Archer differently in Test cricket. The England coach said he could use Archer...

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