England senior players will step up in Ben Stokes' absence from ODI cricket: Buttler
After taking over from Morgan, Buttler is still waiting for his first series win as England's full-time white-ball captain after rain washed out the series-deciding third ODI against South Africa at Headingley on Sunday. With less than 18 months left for their ODI World Cup title defence to happen in India, England need for their seniors to stand up till the time they find worthy successors of Stokes and Morgan in the set-up.
Buttler flays England's packed schedule, says it's left him frustrated
Recently, unable to take the pressure of all three formats of the game, England Test captain Ben Stokes announced he was quitting the 50-over game due to "unsustainable" schedule, shocking the cricketing world. In his retirement statement, Stokes had said, "I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us."
After Yorkshire, Essex and Cricket Scotland in the midst of racism storm: Report
A report in Daily Mail late on Saturday said Cricket Scotland is set to be found as "institutionally racist" while "up to 10 people are set to be implicated in an investigation into racism at Essex" on Monday. Allegations of institutional racism have been plaguing England cricket since the time former Yorkshire cricketer of Pakistan origin Azeem Rafiq came out in the open last November claiming he had been treated differently during his nearly decade-long stay at the county side.
England County Championship: Glamorgan's Sam Northeast cracks unbeaten 410, Lara's world record remains safe
During his historic knock, Northeast flirted with the world record score of West Indies great Brian Lara, who had scored an unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire in 1994. However, his chance of surpassing Lara's record was cut short when Glamorgan captain David Lloyd declared his side's innings at 795/5 at lunch on day four of the Division Two contest against Leicestershire.
Delighted with the way England came out with the ball: Jos Buttler
Chasing 202 in a 29-over-a-side clash after a lengthy rain interruption, England reduced South Africa to six for four wickets inside the first four overs before Adil Rashid (3/29) and Moeen Ali (2/22) ran through the rest of the batting order, bowling them out for 83 to level the three-match series 1-1. England's incredible victory meant that the third ODI will be a mouthwatering series decider at Headingley on Sunday.
Bairstow wants to play all formats of the game for 'as long as possible'
In the home summer for England this year, Bairstow is one of the very rare all-format players. He played in Tests against New Zealand and India, playing a huge hand in victories. He then played ODIs against India and is featuring in 50-over matches against South Africa. Bairstow will play the T20Is against the Proteas and is scheduled to play three matches in The Hundred before Test series against South Africa comes.
England Test team coach McCullum backs Stokes' decision to retire from ODI cricket
Stokes, the England Test skipper, announced earlier this week that he was quitting the 50-over game due to "unsustainable" schedule, shocking the cricketing world. In his retirement statement, Stokes said, "I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us."
Will be interesting to see if England can play same 'Bazball' cricket during Ashes: Ponting
McCullum has made a superb start to his international coaching career, with the New Zealander helping England to four straight Test victories since his appointment in May on the back of a more attacking and aggressive approach in all aspects of the game.