Du Plessis in race for first Test

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is hoping to be fit for the first Test with Australia but paceman Dale Steyn is rated as doubtful.
Du Plessis was forced to miss most of the recent one-day internationals and Twenty20 series against India after fracturing his right index finger. The 33-yea read more...

Hales signs exclusive white ball deal

Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales has become the latest player to sign a new county contract that will see him play white ball cricket only.
Hales has not played a Test match for England since 2016 and has now turned his back on red ball cricket, following the example set by Yorkshire's Adil Rash read more...

Hales looks to white ball cricket only

Alex Hales has followed the example of Adil Rashid and signed a new county contract limiting him to white ball cricket only.
The England ODI opener has not played a Test match for England since 2016 and Rashid was left out of the recent Ashes series so both have now decided to call it a day read more...

Farbrace backed for England T20 post

Trevor Bayliss has backed assistant Paul Farbrace to be England's full-time Twenty20 coach and would happily step aside for him.
Bayliss made his feelings known on international T20 cricket after England beat New Zealand on Sunday but failed to qualify forth final of the Trans-Tasman series. read more...

Northeast heading south

Sam Northeast is relishing the prospect of playing for Hampshire after joining from Kent on a four-year contract.
The 28-year-old has been with Kent for 10 years but opted not to renew his contract with the Canterbury outfit, sparking plenty of interest in his signature. It is thought that e read more...

Overton in for England

England have replaced the injured Liam Plunkett with Craig Overton for the forthcoming ODI series in New Zealand.
Yorkshire paceman Plunkett picked up a hamstring injury in the recent T20 series and has returned to England for treatment on the problem and Overton, who made his test debut in read more...

Bayliss wants end to T20 internationals

England coach Trevor Bayliss thinks T20 internationals should only be played in the build-up to tournaments.
Speaking after England failed to qualify for the T20 tri-series final, Bayliss revealed he believes the shortest format of the game should only be played domestically. Bayliss has pre read more...

T20 win bitter-sweet for Morgan

England's win against New Zealand didn't feel good to Eoin Morgan as it was not enough to secure a spot in the T20 Tri-Series final.
The captain was at the centre of the side's dramatic two-run win against the Black Caps in Hamilton on Sunday as he fired an unbeaten 80 on his comeback from a read more...

Stokes to miss vital Kiwi clash

England skipper Eoin Morgan has made it clear that Ben Stokes will play no part in Sunday's Twenty20 clash with New Zealand.
Stokes has now joined up with the Three Lions squad after appearing in court on charges of affray, and he is in line to play against the Kiwis in the forthcoming one-d read more...

Willey backs Rashid’s white-ball stance

David Willey is not surprised that Adil Rashid has opted to shun red-ball cricket and feels more players may follow suit.
Rashid has told Yorkshire that he does not wish to play Championship cricket in the 2018 season and will focus his efforts on one-day and Twenty20 cricket for his county read more...