Pakistan’s Babar Azam served notice to England that he is ready to continue his remarkable rise in Test cricket, compiling a regal half-century before being halted by the weather on day one of the series opener in Manchester.
Babar Azam reached a regal half-century just before rain brought an early tea on the first day of England’s opening Test against Pakistan with the tourists 121 for two.
England had Pakistan 53 for two on the first morning of the opening Test, with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes doing the early damage.
Rory Burns: Six months after injuring ankle ligaments playing football in Cape Town, the Surrey captain returned to underline his international credentials. Ended on a high with 90, his top score of the series. 7/10
England were struggling to justify gambling with their batting line-up after reaching 131 for four at tea on the first day of series decider against the West Indies.
Joe Root’s unexpected return to number three ended with the England captain run out for 17 as the West Indies left their hosts 66 for two on the first morning of the decisive third Test.
Jofra Archer made his expected return for England’s deciding Test match against the West Indies following a short but turbulent time out of the side, but there was a selection surprise as Zak Crawley dropped out.
England captain Joe Root says Jofra Archer has regained his smile and has been bowling “at the speed of light” after a turbulent week in the spotlight.
Jofra Archer has returned to England’s squad for Thursday’s third Test against the West Indies, with all six frontline seamers included.
James Anderson sympathises with the backlash Jofra Archer has faced on social media but is hopeful his England team-mate will be available for the #raisethebat series decider against the West Indies later this week.
James Anderson says Jofra Archer will need to sit down with captain Joe Root and head coach Chris Silverwood to work out if he is in the right frame of mind to return for Friday’s final Test against the West Indies.
Jofra Archer has revealed he suffered racist abuse on social media after being withdrawn from England’s squad for the second Test against the West Indies last week for breaching bio-secure protocols.
England cricketer Jofra Archer has hit back at the level of criticism he received on social media following his breach of pandemic protocols earlier this month.
England are preparing to make their trickiest selection call of the summer after Jofra Archer received the all-clear from coronavirus and rejoined his team-mates ahead of the series decider against the West Indies.
Jofra Archer has rejoined his England team-mates ahead of the deciding Test against the West Indies after a second negative test for Covid-19.
Jofra Archer has escaped an additional ban after breaching England team protocols with an unauthorised trip home, instead landing an undisclosed fine and a written warning.
Jofra Archer has escaped an additional ban after breaching England team protocols with an unauthorised trip home, landing an undisclosed fine and a written warning instead.
Ben Stokes took a leading role for England on and off the pitch on day two of the second Test against the West Indies, hitting a fine 176 then offering his full support for team-mate Jofra Archer.
England bowler Jofra Archer will spend a second day in isolation at Emirates Old Trafford after being warned his unsanctioned breach of team protocols could have caused “a disaster” costing the sport “tens of millions of pounds”.
Jofra Archer’s unauthorised trip to Brighton could have resulted in “a disaster” costing “tens of millions of pounds” according to Ashley Giles.
Jofra Archer’s unauthorised trip to Brighton could have been “a disaster” for English cricket costing “tens of millions of pounds” according to Ashley Giles.
Dom Sibley occupied the crease for the entire opening day of England’s second Test against the West Indies, joining Ben Stokes in a partnership that successfully drew some of the heat from a jaw-dropping lapse in judgement by Jofra Archer.
Dom Sibley guided England to 112 for three at tea on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies as the #raisethebat series resumed against the backdrop of Jofra Archer’s shock exclusion.
England opener Rory Burns fell in the final over of a truncated first session as the second Test against the West Indies got under way against the backdrop of a shocking lapse in judgement from Jofra Archer.
Jofra Archer was dramatically banished from England’s second Test against the West Indies after breaking the team’s ‘bio-secure’ bubble with an unauthorised trip home to Brighton.
A remorseful Jofra Archer breached England’s ‘bio-secure’ protocols by visiting his home in Brighton on Monday, leading to the fast bowler being withdrawn from the second Test against the West Indies.
England bowler Jofra Archer has been sent into self-isolation and ruled out of this today’s second Test against the West Indies after “a breach of the team’s bio-secure protocols”.
Jermaine Blackwood scored a match-winning 95 as Test cricket’s big return ended with the West Indies chasing down 200 to defeat England by four wickets in the eerie silence of the Ageas Bowl ‘bubble’.
Jermaine Blackwood took advantage of costly errors in the field as he moved the West Indies within sight of a day-five victory over England in the first #raisethebat Test.
Jofra Archer seized the initiative for England as the home side reduced the West Indies to 35 for three chasing 200 on the final morning of the first Test.