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Athers: Cook form key
Athers: Cook form key Mike Atherton

Athers: Cook form key

A return to form and fluency would do Alastair Cook a world of good in Sri Lanka, says Mike Atherton.

‘Instinctive’ Root Mike Atherton

‘Instinctive’ Root

Joe Root’s return to form is down to adopting a more aggressive and ‘natural’ mindset, says Mike Atherton.

Athers: Finn's chances good Mike Atherton

Athers: Finn's chances good

Steven Finn has a 'good chance' of forcing his way into England's fourth Test XI, says Mike Atherton.

England excellent Mike Atherton

England excellent

England enjoyed another near-perfect day at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday, says Michael Atherton.

Fan favourite Mike Atherton

Fan favourite

Test newbie Jos Buttler's electric batting can re-energise English cricket supporters, says Mike Atherton.

Atherton: Anderson fired up Mike Atherton

Atherton: Anderson fired up

Michael Atherton says India’s allegations against James Anderson could work in England's favour at Lord’s.

Battling bowlers Mike Atherton

Battling bowlers

Michael Atherton praised the perseverance of England's bowlers after they eventually ousted India for 457.

Atherton: Cook on the ropes Mike Atherton

Atherton: Cook on the ropes

Michael Atherton says Alastair Cook’s batting form must improve if he's to remain England's captain.

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Australia include Clarke

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Australia survive late scare

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Features

England v Sri Lanka 2014: Chris Jordan's heroics not enough as tourists come out on top

England v Sri Lanka 2014: Chris Jordan's heroics not enough as tourists come out on top

Remember the collapses, the controversy and the astounding stroke-play? It’s not even six months since Sri Lanka sealed a 3-2 victory over England but here’s a refresher of the action – and what our pundits made of it…

Cricket: Sri Lanka v England seven match one-day international series live on Sky Sports

Cricket: Sri Lanka v England seven match one-day international series live on Sky Sports

England internationals Matt Prior and Michael Carberry will be part of our expert line-up for the seven one-day international series against Sri Lanka.

'England's Harry Gurney and Ravi Bopara weather early-tour questions well but heavy rain persists...'

'England's Harry Gurney and Ravi Bopara weather early-tour questions well but heavy rain persists...'

Sky Sports News HQ's Tim Abraham absorbs the sights and sounds of Sri Lanka as England's intensive tour gets off to a rainy start...