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England suffer Buttler blow

England suffer Buttler blow

England batsman Jos Buttler will miss Monday's first ODI against Pakistan because of split webbing in his left hand. "We’ll see how it heals for the next 24 to 48 hours," captain Alastair Cook explained.

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Bresnan fighting fit

Bresnan fighting fit

Tim Bresnan has declared himself fit and ready for competitive action on the eve of England’s limited-overs series with Pakistan. “As far as I’m concerned, I’m available for selection,” he said.

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Dernbach looks to the future

Dernbach looks to the future

Globe-trotting Jade Dernbach made the perfect start to his England year, by taking a wicket with his first ball, and hopes to continue in that vein during the one-day internationals with Pakistan.

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England contrive to tame Lions

England contrive to tame Lions

Fifties from Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott, the latter's unbeaten, helped chase a contrived 230 after dismissing England Lions for 96, with Jade Dernbach and Steven Finn taking three wickets.

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England contrive to tame Lions

England contrive to tame Lions

Fifties from Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott, the latter's unbeaten, helped chase a contrived 230 after dismissing England Lions for 96, with Jade Dernbach and Steven Finn taking three wickets.

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Afridi and Younus propel Pakistan

Afridi and Younus propel Pakistan

Chris Devine

Shahid Afridi and Younus Khan put their vast experience to good use as Pakistan warmed up for their four ODIs against England with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Afghanistan in Sharjah.

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Kieswetter not stuck in the middle

Kieswetter not stuck in the middle

Craig Kieswetter is confident he can rise to the new challenge England have set him in one-day internationals. Kieswetter passed his audition, for England Lions, as a middle-order batsman.

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Tremlett has back surgery

Tremlett has back surgery

The ECB has announced that the Surrey and England bowler Chris Tremlett underwent a back operation at a London hospital on Wednesday.

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Opportunity knocks for Taylor’s Lions

Opportunity knocks for Taylor’s Lions

Rob Barnett

What better way to press your England claims than against England themselves? That is the opportunity for James Taylor's England Lions in the 50-over game with the senior side at Abu Dhabi.

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Finn keen to make his mark again

Finn keen to make his mark again

Steven Finn is determined to prove a point once more in Abu Dhabi - where he first showed himself to be an England fast bowler of the future. "I just have to keep my head down," he acknowledged.

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