Nasser Hussain: Old ball gives England the advantage | Michael Atherton: 10,000 runs for Root would be a ‘fantastic achievement’

England sit at 216-5 heading into day four with the new ball 15 overs away for New Zealand; Joe Root (77th) is just 23 shy of reaching 10,000 trial runs and could reach the milestone in the morning session; watch day four of the first test from 10:15am Sunday on Sky Sports Cricket Nasser Hussain … Read more

Ben Foakes: England wicketkeeper needs runs to secure spot long-term and Lord’s was a good start

Joe Root was the hero at Lord’s, but Ben Foakes’ contribution could be just as important as his aim to secure his place as England’s long-term goalkeeper; the 29-year-old hasn’t scored half a century in his last 20 test innings, but he looked in the match-winning position Ben Foakes played a crucial role in England’s … Read more

England’s Jack Leach 50-50 to play in second Test against New Zealand: Ollie Robinson ruled out for three more weeks

Jack Leach missed virtually the entire first Test after displaying concussion symptoms following a fall while playing on the edge; Matt Parkinson was brought in to make his Test debut as Leach’s replacement. Jack Leach remains a doubt for the second Test against New Zealand England spinner Jack Leach is rated 50-50 for the second … Read more

Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell make sloppy England pay for dropped catches as New Zealand take hold of Trent Bridge Test

England miss three chances during day one game at Trent Bridge; Daryl Mitchell, who was knocked down in three by Joe Root, ends the first day undefeated with 81 – watch the second day of the second test from 10:15am, Saturday, Sky Sports Cricket England managed three catches while Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell shared … Read more