Root nearly on par with Sangakarra

England coach, Trevor Bayliss, believes that Joe Root has what it takes to become one of the best number 3's in Test cricket history.

Murali to join hall of fame

Sri Lanka spin legend, Muttiah Muralitharan, will become the first player from his country to be inducted into the ICC's Cricket Hall of Fame.

Stokes injury leaves a hole

England coach, Trevor Bayliss, says the injury enforced absence of Ben Stokes will leave a hole in the England lineup

In praise of England's Grinning Assassin

It is worth talking about the way Root plays the game. He just looks delighted to be there, his impish smile ever present as he lives out his dream.

Ashwin returns to summit of bowler rankings

India off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin, has returned to the top of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after his performance in the first Test against the West Indies in Antigua which the visiting side won by an innings and 92 runs.