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Cook says thoughts of series whitewash over Oz not in mind after winning second ODI
England captain Alastair Cook has said thoughts of completing a series whitewash over old foes Australia are still not on the players minds, following a six-wicket victory in the second one-day at the KIA Oval, which extended their lead to 2-0 in the five-match NatWest Series.

England cricketers to face HMRC quiz on tax loophole
England cricket stars would be facing an tax investigation into a loophole that could be saving players thousands of pounds a year.

Cook aims to make England World No.1 in Tests, T20s and ODIs
England ODI skipper Alastair Cook is keen to make his team the undisputed kings of world cricket if the Three Lions are able to beat Australia 5-0 in the series and take their No.1 crown.

Cummins' fiery spell in warm-up should send shudders through England: Hussey
Australia batsman David Hussey is hoping young fast bowler Patrick Cummins' devastating spell of 3 for 26 in the final warm-up match before Friday's one-day series opener at Lord's, would send shudders through the England camp.

Resurgent Oz pacers will trouble England's top batting line up: Wade
Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said his team possesses the bowling firepower to trouble England's in-form batting line up during their five-match one-day series.

Coach Grayson believes 'reinvented master blaster' Cook will force his way into England's T20 side
Coach Paul Grayson believes star cricketer Alastair Cook will force his way into England's T20 side after reinventing himself as a 'master blaster'.

Flower to decide on playing Dernbach's following his close friend's death
Andy Flower must make an emotional decision on Jade Dernbach's ability to play for England against the West Indies following his close friend Tom Maynard's death.

Freddie Flintoff's stunning 'f***ing p***k' attack on Atherton
Launching a foul-mouthed attack on Michael Atherton, former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has sparked a cricketing row by labelling the former Lancashire team-mate a "f***ing p***k".

'Rejuvenated' Bell keen to cement opening partnership with captain Cook
England batsman Ian Bell, who recently made a comeback into the one-day team, has expressed a desire to carry forward his growing partnership with captain Alastair Cook at the top of the order in the shorter version of cricket for England.

England to rely on 'specialists' in ODIs following Bell's century against Windies
England, who are aiming to become the best limited overs team in the world after conquering the Test front, would continue to play specialist players in their one-day team following Ian Bell's spectacular century against the West Indies in the first of the three one-day matches between them.

Specialist bowlers key to England winning ODi series against Windies: Cook
England one-day skipper Alastair Cook believes that packing his side with five specialist bowlers is the correct game plan to deal with the West Indies.

England ready to match Gayle-led explosive Windies' firepower in ODIs: Cook
England skipper Alastair Cook has said that his team had the firepower to match the heavy hitting West Indies' batsmen in the upcoming ODIs.

Cook says England 'ready to move on as a team' following Pietersen's abrupt ODI exit
Miffed over Kevin Pietersen's abrupt exit from all forms of one-day international cricket, England's ODI skipper Alastair Cook has said that even though the world class batsman will be missed, the side will move on as a team.

Bell looks to fill in Pietersen's boots on England ODI return
Ian Bell, who has been picked to open alongside Alastair Cook in place of the retired Kevin Pietersen in ODIs, has vowed to use this opportunity to fill Pietersen's space in the team.

Sammy confident of West Indies beating England in ODI series
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said his side expects to win their upcoming one-day series against England after finishing the Test campaign with a flourish.

Bell will replace Pietersen as opener in England's ODI team
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will replace Kevin Pietersen as Alastair Cook's opening partner in the England's ODI team.

Bell geared up to replace Pietersen in England one-day cricket
England batsman Ian Bell has said he is ready to cement his place in the one-day squad following Kevin Pietersen's shock retirement decision from the limited over format of the game.

Cook rubbishes claims of present pace bowling not being equal to early 90s
England opener Alastair Cook has rubbished claims that current pace bowling attack isn't what it used to be in the early 90s.

England names unchanged squad for Nottingham Test
England has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test match against West Indies at Trent Bridge, starting on Friday.

Fast bowler Anderson named England's Cricketer of the Year for 2011/12
Fast bowler James Anderson has been named as England's Cricketer of the Year for 2011/12 at Lord's, seeing off competition from fellow fast bowler Stuart Broad and one-day captain Alastair Cook.

Cook supports England's idea of splitting captaincy
England's ODI skipper Alastair Cook has once again backed the idea of splitting captaincy in all three formats of the game.

Collingwood not impressed by Australia's regeneration
Pouring cold water on Australia's prospects of regaining the Ashes in 2013, England batsman Paul Collingwood has said he has not been impressed by the Australian's regeneration.

England still 'celebrating' over becoming World No 1 Test side, says skipper Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has reckoned his side is still enjoying the success of becoming the top-ranked Test side.

Pietersen reveals how he was snubbed when asked to be made ODI captain
England middle order batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed how he offered to be England's one-day captain last summer - only to be snubbed in favour of Alastair Cook.

Swann still doesn't think Pietersen is captaincy material
England off-spinner Graeme Swann cannot understand the fuss being made about his autobiographical revelation that Kevin Pietersen is not captaincy material.

England spinner Panesar included in squad for Test series against Pak
England spinner Monty Panesar has been included in the team for the three- match Test series against Pakistan between January and February 2012.

Oz bowling coach McDermott backs Mr. Reliability Siddle
Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott couldn't be happier with Victorian speedster Peter Siddle, whose reputation as an honest workhorse among a pack of rising colts has others worrying about his place in the Test attack.

Ashes hero Cook gets MBE
The Queen presented England's Ashes hero Alastair Cook with an MBE for his outstanding performance against Australia during last summer's cricket series.

Sebastian Coe 'surprised' over absence of women on BBC sports personality list
London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games chairman Sebastian Coe has expressed his surprise that not a single woman has been included on the 10-name shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Cook's family farm preparing 6,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners
England batsman Alastair Cook has revealed that he is currently busy on his family farm in Bedfordshire preparing around 6,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners all over Britain.

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