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Bresnan ruled out of tour opener

Bresnan ruled out of tour opener

Andrew Strauss has confirmed England will be without Tim Bresnan for their first tour match in the United Arab Emirates. The Yorkshire all-rounder has suffered a reaction to recent elbow surgery.

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Finn ready to reap rewards

Finn ready to reap rewards

Steven Finn is hoping a month playing for New Zealand outfit Otago Volts can prove time well spent, on his arrival in the United Arab Emirates.

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Bell ready to strike at three or five

Bell ready to strike at three or five

Ian Bell admits his long-term ambition is to nail down the number three position for England, but he is prepared to drop down the order once again. "I'll bat wherever the team want me to bat," he said.

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Broad hungry for action

Broad hungry for action

Stuart Broad has reported for England duty leaner and fitter than ever – thanks to a self-sanctioned regime of spartan diet and rigorous training. "After six weeks it took its toll on me," the seamer said.

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Strauss eyes return to top form

Strauss eyes return to top form

Chris Devine

Test captain Andrew Strauss is hoping to lead from the front this winter as England aim to continue where they left off in 2011. "I’m very keen to perform well," the opening batsman commented.

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Strauss relishing Asian adventures

Strauss relishing Asian adventures

Chris Devine

Andrew Strauss believes the upcoming series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka represent the perfect challenges for England as they look to cement their status as the number one Test team.

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England must unpack UAE flat tracks

England must unpack UAE flat tracks

Rob Barnett

England spent last year making Test history and they will need to do the same this month and next to beat Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

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England v ICC XI to be streamed live

England v ICC XI to be streamed live

England’s three-day tour game against an ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI in Dubai will be available to watch live online due to Quipu TV.

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Umar and Riaz back for England Tests

Umar and Riaz back for England Tests

Pakistan have recalled batsman Umar Akmal and seamer Wahab Riaz for the Tests with England in the United Arab Emirates, beginning next month.

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Mohsin to pit wits against England

Mohsin to pit wits against England

Pakistan have announced that Mohsin Khan will continue as interim coach for the series with England starting next month. The 56-year-old succeeded Waqar Younis in early October.

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