Woakes stakes World Cup claim

England bowler Chris Woakes took his third five-wicket haul in Sunday's ODI victory over Pakistan to increase his World Cup hopes.
Opting to bat first at Headingley, England made a quick-fire start before James Vince (33), who is expected to make the final cut for the World Cup squad, hooked read more...

Langer makes England favourites claim

Australia coach Justin Langer claims England are deservedly

red-hot favourites
to win this summer's World Cup on home soil.
England have adopted a more aggressive batting style in the 50-over one-day international format in recent years and it has paid dividends with read more...

Derbyshire snap up Stanlake

Derbyshire have moved quickly to replace Kane Richardson, with paceman Billy Stanlake now signed up for this summer's T20 Blast.
Richardson was on board for the 20-over competition but opted to pull out of his deal after being called up to the Australia World Cup squad. Derbyshire officials read more...

Roy – Plenty of room for improvement

Jason Roy says he was relieved to hit a century in England's latest win over Pakistan on Friday as he knows he must improve.
The 28-year-old is certain to be in England's 15-man World Cup squad to be named on Tuesday and he looked in good shape at Trent Bridge on Friday in the three-wicket w read more...

Buttler issues Pakistan warning

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler says it would be a mistake for England to underestimate Pakistan ahead of the World Cup.
England took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series with Pakistan on Friday courtesy of a three-wicket victory at Trent Bridge. The win in Nottingham keeps the read more...

Gayle says fan support kept him going

Ahead of his fifth World Cup, West Indies' Chris Gayle says he could have quit a couple of years ago but fan support has kept him going.
The 39-year-old announced earlier this year that the 2019 tournament in England would mark his final appearance in Windies ODI colours.

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Pakistan star a World Cup doubt after blow

Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq is an injury doubt for the World Cup after being forced to retire hurt in the fourth ODI against England.
The in-form opener, who hit 151 in a losing cause as England went 2-0 up in the five-match limited overs series on Tuesday at Bristol, was struck on the elbo read more...

England to ring the changes

England are expected to make a number of changes to their side as they take on Pakistan in the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge on Friday.
England have won both completed games - a tight affair at Southampton and a more comfortable win at Bristol - whilst the opening clash was washed out.
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Woakes insists WC selection is no talking point

England all-rounder Chris Woakes admits there is a huge amount of competition for places for the World Cup.
Participating nations have until May 23 to finalise their 15-man squads for the upcoming tournament in England and Wales. A number of England players have been keen to take their chanc read more...

Wood hails effortless Archer

England seamer Mark Wood has hailed the talents of fellow bowler Jofra Archer ahead of the fourth ODI against Pakistan.
Archer has been forced to sit out the last two ODIs against Pakistan but is in line to feature in the fourth match of the series on Friday. Wood has been impressed with Arc read more...