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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 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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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 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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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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Cook straight-bats Warne spin

Alastair Cook

Chloe Saltau Even the suave leader felt his blood pressure rise when accused of negative captaincy.

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Cook the assassin leading England's band of warriors

Leading from the front: Alastair Cook smashes the Australia A attack in Hobart.

Andrew Wu Australia will have to snatch urn from English team full of "assassins" and "warriors".

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

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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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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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Michael Carberry set for tough Ashes baptism after leading England to win over Invitational XI

England Ashes Test cricketer Michael Carberry

Michael Carberry faces a baptism of fire on Thursday at the Gabba, but the England opener couldn't be better placed to handle being Australia's No.1 target in the first Test.

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

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

Kevin Pietersen

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...