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Virat Kohli’s England run drought – in numbers

Virat Kohli has thrived all around the world in Test cricket – except England. As the Indian captain prepares for his return to English soil, for the Test series starting tomorrow, research from StarPick shows just how badly he struggled on India’s 2014 tour – and how he’ll need to improve this time around.   

'not The Spin' fanzine

I've never really read much about the thoughts of Lancashire Cricket Club fans about their own team, but to be honest it's not actually something I thought I was missing in my life. I've read other general cricket magazines along with match reports on websites and I've listened to numerous pundits on the television give their opinion.   

The Doosra: A new BBC cricket podcast

A new cricket podcast from BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Asian Network features chat, debate and world-class special guests with a focus on the passionate South Asian cricketing community. Presented by World Cup winning England Women’s player Isa Guha, passionate Pakistani fan and stand-up comedian Aatif Nawaz and host Ankur Desai.   

Something always happens!? Eng v Pak

Joe Root has confirmed the team for the first Test Match vs Pakistan that starts tomorrow at Lords, with Dom Bess making his debut and Jos Buttler being recalled. England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dom Bess. 

South Africa's Batting Woes Continue

Australia exposed South Africa's batting problems with a ruthless performance in Durban. The Baggy Greens ripped through the South African line-up with frightening ease. Reverse swing master Mitchell Starc wreaked havoc and had the hosts back in the changing room one after the other.             

England in NZ, plus Feb/Mar fixtures

Joe Root's England side will be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing Ashes series when they take on Kane Williamson's New Zealand next month in two Test Matches. The series, which starts with a day/night fixture in Auckland, is sure to be played in an entertaining fashion with both sides packed with explosive talent.     

England facing tough test vs New Zealand

After a month and a half of torture against Australia in the test arena, England bounced back with vengeance in the ODI’s series to complete a 4-1 series win. England's performance was in stark contrast to what they had produced during their disastrous Ashes campaign.                   

Liam Livingstone news, plus Jan/Feb fixtures

Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone has been named in the England Test squad, alongside Jimmy Anderson, for the first time ahead of the upcoming series against New Zealand in March. The 24 year-old, who's a graduate of the Lancs Academy, was recently named Captain having averaged over 50 in the County Championship. 

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