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“Absolutely not.” Vernon Philander had to deny the comparison Faf du Plessis made between him and South Africa’s best. “He is becoming the new Jacques Kallis the way he is batting. We joke about it because his technique is becoming the same as Kallis’ as well,” du Plessis...

There was a theory that did the rounds during the 2015 World Cup that the reason England’s bowlers persisted with the slower-ball bouncer was that,...

Turning a team’s mood, mindset and match-day performances around can take months but Faf du Plessis was able to achieve that with his South African...

Hashim Amla spent the day in his jumper, the original long-sleeve cable knit with the green and gold trim. Nice touch. A fresh breeze whipped across...

No. 3The decision to recall his old friend, colleague and housemate Gary Ballance may well be the first major call of Root’s spell as captain....

Alastair Cook insists he has no regrets after giving up the England captaincy, but admitted there were just a couple of moments during the Lord’s...

6:22 PM BST Andrew McGlashanCricinfo Liam Dawson hopes to be able to pick the brains of Shane Warne during the Test series against South Africa but believes he remains primarily a batsman with his bowling a valuable second string. Dawson, who made his Test debut against India in Chennai, was a surprise inclusion in Joe Root’s first Test squad as captain....

6:45 PM BST Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna On the balcony of the stately Merion Cricket...

It was the game this tournament had been crying out for. A thriller with all the trimmings. Memo to TV networks: make some room on your shelf of rain-delay...

SelectionThis was very much Joe Root’s squad. While it is understood others on the selection panel had differing views in some areas, Root had...