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Swann has operation on elbow

Swann has operation on elbow

England and Nottinghamshire off spinner Graeme Swann has undergone an uncomplicated operation on his right elbow to excise excess bone formation that had re-accumulated following his previous operation four years ago.

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Compton here to stay - Trott

Compton here to stay - Trott

Jonathan Trott believes Nick Compton has shown he can be Andrew Strauss’ long-term successor at the top of England's batting order. "It's a great start to his career," said the number three of the opener's back-to-back Test tons.

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Compton and Trott shine in Wellington

Compton and Trott shine in Wellington

Matthew Sherry

Brendon McCullum’s decision to bowl first backfired as Nick Compton and Jonathan Trott cashed in to full effect in the second Test at the Basin Reserve.

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McCullum has high praise for Cook

McCullum has high praise for Cook

Alastair Cook famously rarely sweats, but he did blush a little when Brendon McCullum described him as a “genius”, second only to Don Bradman.

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Cook wants England quick out of blocks

Cook wants England quick out of blocks

Alastair Cook warns England simply cannot afford another false start in the pivotal Test of their three-match series against New Zealand.

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Prior takes confidence from fightback

Prior takes confidence from fightback

Matt Prior believes England have momentum heading into the second Test against New Zealand after their second-innings batting heroics in Dunedin.

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Unexpected innings delights Finn

Unexpected innings delights Finn

Callum Dent

Steven Finn admitted he exceeded his own expectations after his dogged innings helped England save the first Test against New Zealand.

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Flower reflects on first Test

Flower reflects on first Test

Andy Flower has told England they must leave day two of the first Test behind, but carry memories of their successful rearguard with them to Wellington for the second match of three against New Zealand.

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Sidebottom fondly recalls NZ exploits

Sidebottom fondly recalls NZ exploits

Rob Barnett

With more than twice as many wickets as anyone else, it is little wonder Ryan Sidebottom has fond memories of England’s last Test rubber in New Zealand.

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Same again for New Zealand

Same again for New Zealand

New Zealand have named an unchanged squad for the second Test against England in Wellington which starts on Thursday.

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