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Andrew Strauss apologises for calling Kevin Pietersen the c-word on air

Andrew Strauss on Saturday issued a profuse apology after being broadcast using the c-word to describe former teammate Kevin Pietersen.

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Andrew Strauss tells Alastair Cook to act like a captain

Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss.

Nick Hoult Former England captain believes the incumbent has to stop treating his team-mates as close friends.

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Run drought weighs heavily on skipper as England looks cooked

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Tim Lane That this time last year England was two-nil up, on the way to a third straight Ashes series win, now feels like a trick of the memory.

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.

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Kevin Pietersen fears England in for Swann dive

Tough times ahead: Kevin Pietersen believes England could be on the decline.

Julian Guyer Exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen thinks England could be in for a particularly tough five-Test home series against India without Graeme Swann.

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Captain Alastair Cook needs to steady England ship or face mutiny

England captain Alastair Cook listens to the presentations after losing on the fifth day of the second Test.

Alastair Cook has done little to suggest he is the right man to lead the side into a new era of success.

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Axed Kevin Pietersen sinks boot into struggling England

Sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen has put the blow-torch on Alastair Cook's England, saying the team's series defeat to Sri Lanka showed senior players were still shell-shocked from the 5-0 Ashes...

Maria Sharapova targeted by angry Indian cricket fans for Sachin Tendulkar snub

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts after winning the second set against Germany's Angelique Kerber during their women's singles fourth round match on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT  - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Outraged Indian cricket fans have left thousands of angry messages on Maria Sharapova's Facebook page after she admitted to not recognising cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

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ICC identifies match-fixing suspects

Lou Vincent is helping corruption investigators.

Sarah Harvey A number of cricketers around the world suspected of match-fixing have been identified by anti-corruption detectives following evidence given by former Black Caps batsman Lou Vincent, the London...

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Kevin Pietersen hopes for Test recall

Kevin Pietersen.

Sacked batting star Kevin Pietersen still hopes to return to international cricket and become the first England player to score 10,000 Test runs, according to an interview published on Thursday.

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Ashes 2013: Kevin Pietersen a better England captain than Alastair Cook, says Shane Warne

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 05:  Kevin Pietersen of England waits to bat during an England nets session at Blundstone Arena on November 5, 2013 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Shane Warne has continued his goading of Alastair Cook, this time by suggesting former bad boy Kevin Pietersen should return as England captain.

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Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

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Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.

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Ashes: England's Kevin Pietersen on brink of an unlikely century

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Andrew Webster Three years ago, when England last visited the colony to inflict serious Ashes pain, Kevin Pietersen scored a blazing double century at Adelaide Oval. It took rain late in the day to stop him.

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Kevin Pietersen on 99 but showing no sign of nerves for Ashes

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Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that switch-hits between confidence and arrogance.

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Kevin Pietersen says he is neither arrogant nor unpopular

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Chris Barrett England's Kevin Pietersen has rejected suggestions he is arrogant or unpopular with his teammates, saying he had learned a great deal from last year's text message scandal.

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Kevin Pietersen is as colourful as ever on eve of 100th Test

Kevin Pietersen.

Phil Lutton You can dislike Kevin Pietersen. You can detest him if you feel strongly enough. You may take issue with his nation-hopping as an ambitious teen, or the attitude that effortlessly switch-hits between...

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England's batting is a big worry

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Geoffrey Boycott Bad weather, injury fears, history and two firing fast bowlers means this Test is fraught with danger for England, writes Geoffrey Boycott.

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Ashes 2013: England faces whitewash if it does not win Second Test

Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke.

Derek Pringle England is haunted by the spectre of its 5-0 drubbing in 2006-07.

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England feels heat on rocky road to Adelaide

Stuart Broad of England.

Scyld Berry In central Australia, England finds hot conditions and cold bowlers.

Ashes 2013: Advice rains down like Johnson bouncers on chastened Poms

England's Joe Root avoids a high delivery from Australia's Mitchell Johnson during the fourth day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 24, 2013. Australia beat England by 381 runs in first Ashes test at the Gabba on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Jesse Hogan The English cricketing media that savaged Mitch Johnson over his past two Ashes series have marvelled at his brutal start to the latest one.