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Ben Stokes form `counts for nothing´ as England suffer another…

Ben Stokes says his own impressive form with the bat “counts for nothing” unless England put their ailing World Cup campaign back on track.

Warner and Finch opening the way for Australia

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 20 (Reuters) - Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner have proved so consistent in this World Cup that Australia have been able to notch huge totals without major risk and it was their 121-run partnership that set up their 381-5 against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Australia’s Smith blocks out jeers and warns of more runs to come

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Chants of "cheat" accompanied Steve Smith as he came out to bat against England on Saturday but the Australia batsman was unfazed by the hostile reception and says he is focused firmly on maintaining his form ahead of the Cricket World Cup.

Steve Smith turns jeers to cheers with Australia century

Australia’s Steve Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and polite applause as he marked his comeback appearance against England with a fine century in the World Cup warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl.

Kumar Sangakkara says Sri Lanka will make England tour safe next year

Kumar Sangakkara is confident Sri Lanka will be able to host England's scheduled tour next year despite security concerns raised by the recent Easter Sunday terrorist bombings.

Not cool: India’s Dhoni fined over IPL umpire row

India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni was Friday docked 50 percent of his match fee for contesting an umpiring call after he controversially stormed onto the field during a tense Indian Premier League game.

ECB to stage trial matches in September ahead of 100-ball-a-side…

The England and Wales Cricket Board will stage trial matches in September as it decides on the best format for its new 100-ball-a-side competition, Press Association Sport understands.

Historic tree known as ‘Agatha Christie oak’ collapses in the heatwave

A historic oak tree that once shielded famed British novelist Agatha Christie from the sun has fallen victim to the devastating heatwave of 2018.

Ben Stokes to play in England’s first Test against India

Ben Stokes looks certain to be picked for the first Test against India even though he faces an appearance in court the day after the match is due to finish.

Root targets more centuries for England – but will stick to classic…

Joe Root is eyeing more one-day international tons after becoming England’s most prolific century-maker, though his next one is unlikely to be celebrated with another bat-drop.

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