Cook - fine stretch of form this month.

Cook welcomes renewed relationship with Farbrace

Captain Alastair Cook is confident former Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace's appointment as England assistant coach won't negatively affect next month's series across the United Kingdom.

KP - Back soon.

Pietersen due back for Delhi on Friday

Delhi Daredevils will soon be boosted by the return of captain and star batsman Kevin Pietersen, who missed the start of the IPL due to a fractured finger but is due back for Friday's match against Hyderabad.

Ford in his Sri Lanka days.

Ford: Farbrace is the perfect man for England

Former Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford, now with Surrey, has backed Paul Farbrace to do a good job as England's assistant coach under Peter Moores, saying he has the right man-management skills.

Ryder - Another chance.

Kiwis' Ryder thrilled with Essex deal

New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has joined English county Essex for the current season, and will play for them in all three formats, provided his visa is approved.

Farbrace - Off to help Moores.

Farbrace quits SLC, free for England job

Sri Lanka coach Paul Farbrace has quit his post just three months into the job, after the England and Wales Cricket Board came acalling, and is now free to take up the role of Peter Moores' assistant coach.