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5:52 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff England batsman Alex Hales missed Nottinghamshire’s opening Royal London Cup fixture for personal reasons, with the club saying “no timetable has been set for his return”. Hales was named in England’s preliminary World Cup squad earlier this week and has been a consistently destructive force over the last four years
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11:13 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff On the eve of England’s World Cup squad announcement, the name Jofra Archer seems to be on everybody’s lips, and not always in the most welcoming way. The Barbados-born Archer, who recently qualified to represent England, has plenty of supporters, but number of his prospective team-mates have expressed reservations. Here’s
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Apr 13, 2019 Jos Buttler is considering a move back to Somerset, the club he supported as a boy and where he developed as a young player. Buttler, who is out of contract at Lancashire at the end of this season, left Somerset at the end of the 2013 season – after he had played
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2:37 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Luke Wright, Sussex’s former England allrounder, has announced his retirement from first-class cricket with immediate effect. The 34-year-old, who captained Sussex between 2015 and 2017, has signed white-ball only extension to his contract. Wright was not selected for Sussex’s opening Championship fixture – a seven-wicket defeat to Leicestershire – and
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  shares Rashid Khan leads the team off after a comprehensive win © Associated Press The conclusion of the Pakistan-Australia series means all the ODIs are finished before World Cup squads need to be named by April 23. New Zealand will be the first to reveal their hand on Wednesday. ESPNcricinfo correspondents look at how
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10:12 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ben Stokes has committed to Durham on a three-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club until 2021. Stokes, 27, has been an infrequent presence in the Durham team in recent years, with his busy international schedule limiting him to just two Championship fixtures and a handful of
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2:02 PM ET England’s Test captain Joe Root has called for clarity over what constitutes an acceptable “Mankad” run-out, after being invited to contemplate a scenario in which England’s World Cup ambitions ended because of cricket’s most controversial dismissal. The issue has again become relevant after Root’s team-mate Jos Buttler, one of England’s trump cards,
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