There will be a brand new look to this England side, with 20-year-old spinner Bess confirmed to make his international debut – the start his captain Joe Root hopes of a long career
One of the most thrilling batsmen of a generation is hanging up his boots
Andy Flower, the England coach between 2009 and 2014, and more recently coach of the England Lions, will replace him
Thursday’s first Test against Pakistan offers a welcome opportunity to wipe clean the slate, after a winter in which Root’s own deficiencies somehow encapsulated those of his team
The 20-year-old is poised to make his international bow against Pakistan in Thursday's first Test
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The 34-year-old became the first man from his country to post a three-figure Test score as Ireland, forced to follow-on by Pakistan on Sunday, accumulated a 139-run lead
Smith has long called for England to embrace change - it remains to be seen whether the boldness of his rhetoric will be reflected in deed
Ireland 130 & 64-0 Pakistan 310-9d: The Irish face a fight to avoid a heavy loss in their inaugural Test after the tourists ripped through their top order
After a washout on Friday, Ireland, the 11th nation to compete in the longest format, finally took to the field on Saturday
It’s almost certain that the legendary wicketkeeper will don the big gloves for India in England next year - but what happens after that?
Interview: The former England captain opens up on the future of cricket, the Australian ball-tampering scandal and the ECB's new 100-ball format
The ECB’s proposal to introduce an entirely new format – tentatively titled ‘the Hundred’, with 15 regular six-ball overs and one 10-ball over – has proved divisive since an announcement last week
Women are at the heart of driving innovation in cricket - they are not being deterred from it because it is too difficult to understand
Smith, 40, featured in three tests for England and retired in 2008 having also played first-class cricket for Kent and Middlesex, where he was captain
The new format will feature 15 six-ball overs and then a final 10-ball over, adding a 'fresh tactical dimension' according to the ECB