Streamlined Ben Stokes will be the most reassuring figure of all for Joe Root when he arrives for his first day of Test cricket as England's new captain this summer.
Mark Wood's comeback date has been put back after he was withdrawn from England Lions' squad for the one-day series against Sri Lanka A next month.
He's the high-profile Indian cricketer, who is set to swap Slumdog Millionaire for Whisky Galore
Ben Stokes sent a Valentine's Day message to England's fans promising he and new captain Joe Root would make the country fall in love with the team again.
England all-rounder David Willey has been ruled out of the upcoming one-day tour of the West Indies after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury.
Australia batsman Adam Voges has announced his retirement from international cricket.
Michael Vaughan believes Joe Root is ready to become England's Virat Kohli as Test captain.
Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon is convinced Joe Root is a "natural leader" who has all the attributes to be England captain.
Nasser Hussain has congratulated Alastair Cook on his record tenure of "the best job in the world" as England captain.
England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss insists Joe Root replacing "drained" Alastair Cook as Test captain is not a done deal but admits the 26-year-old is a leading candidate for the role.
England coach Trevor Bayliss remains in the dark about the future of Test captain Alastair Cook but is prepared for whatever decision the batsman makes.
England captain Eoin Morgan was left fumbling for explanations after his side lost eight wickets for eight runs to end their tour of India on the wrong end of a Twenty20 rout.
England captain Eoin Morgan condemned but could not explain his side's batting collapse in Bangalore after India wrapped up the Twenty20 series with a 75-run rout.
Chettithody Shamshuddin has voluntarily stood down as an on-field umpire for England's Twenty20 international against India in Bangalore, Press Association Sport understands.
England bowed out of their tour of India with an astonishing collapse in their Twenty20 decider in Bangalore, routed by 75 runs to make it three series defeats in three draining months.
England will make one final effort to leave India on a winning note in the Twenty20 series decider in Bangalore, a game Joe Root hopes will be one of the last to take place without DRS reviews.
England are waiting to find out if umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin will stand in their Twenty20 series decider against India on Wednesday.
England opener Keaton Jennings has been named as Durham's Royal London One-Day Cup captain for the 2017 season.
England will take their dissatisfaction with umpire Chettithody Shamshuddin to the match referee after the Indian official gave Joe Root lbw off an inside edge at a critical moment of their series-levelling Twenty20 defeat in Nagpur.
England's Test captain Alastair Cook may have departed India drained and pondering his future but limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is one victory away from leaving with his mandate underlined in bold.
Lancashire all-rounder Tom Smith has announced his immediate retirement from cricket due to a back injury.
Surrey have given their blessing for batsman Jason Roy to miss the early part of the domestic season if he is signed by an Indian Premier League franchise.
England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned his one-day bowlers there is a queue forming to gatecrash the Champions Trophy squad.
Ben Stokes was delighted to put his Kolkata heartbreak in the past after a man-of-the-match performance at the scene of his lowest ebb in England colours.
England's Tommy Fleetwood has a Masters debut in his sights after a brilliant burst of scoring helped secure his second European Tour title in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
England exorcised their Kolkata demons by securing a nerve-shredding last-ball victory in the third one-day international against India, finally ending a winless winter in the country.
David Warner struck another century as Australia beat Pakistan by 86 runs in the fourth one-day international in Sydney to wrap up victory in the series.
When England step out at Eden Gardens on Sunday the stakes will be considerably lower than their last visit to Kolkata's vast colosseum but batsman Jason Roy believes there is still plenty to play for.
Ireland came badly unstuck against Afghanistan's spinners as their Desert T20 Challenge campaign ended in frustrating anti-climax with a 10-wicket humbling in the final.
England all-rounder Chris Woakes believes one-day cricket's first 500-run innings could be close if there is no correction in the balance between bat and ball.
Cricket Australia has launched an investigation after tactical information was passed to mic'd-up Adelaide Strikers captain Brad Hodge during their Big Bash League clash with the Sydney Thunder.
England captain Eoin Morgan took no pleasure from his first century in 18 months after his efforts failed to prevent India sealing the one-day series in Cuttack.