Alastair Cook must set aside a welter of hopes and fears on Thursday when he arrives at Lord's for his first home Test as England captain.
New Zealand all-rounder Andrew Ellis has been ruled out of the Champions Trophy with a broken rib.
Alastair Cook has rejected suggestions England underestimated New Zealand in the winter as they prepare to face them again on home soil.
New Zealand's Bruce Martin and seamer Doug Bracewell are going head to head for a place in the first Test against England.
Freddie Coleman has been called up to the Scotland squad for this week's two one-day internationals against Pakistan.
Skipper Michael Clarke is confident he will be fit to lead Australia in this summer's Ashes series.
England's Stuart Broad can't wait to take on New Zealand opener Peter Fulton in the first Investec Test at Lord's on Thursday.
Kyle Coetzer has been appointed as the new Scotland cricket captain, Cricket Scotland has announced.
The Chennai Super Kings have returned to the top of the Indian Premier League after recording a 33-run victory over the Delhi Daredevils in Chepauk.
Adam Gilchrist hit 85 not out to see Kings XI Punjab to a seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Yorkshire will be without Jack Brooks for their clash with reigning champions Warwickshire in the LV= County Championship after the seamer suffered a broken bone in his left thumb.
Essex are considering signing a new overseas player after losing Australian batsman Rob Quiney to injury.
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