Simply put, England were superb in 2016; going on a 13-match unbeaten run throughout the calendar year. Eddie Jones has managed to single-handedly turn England’s form around after their dismal effort in last year’s home World Cup and they are yet to lose under their Australian head coach. If nothing else, a Six Nations Grand Slam success and whitewash tour triumph in Australia in 2016 have helped to remind us just how strong this England side is.
England wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings has signed for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League to be played in Australia next month.
The 25-year-old is expected to miss the later stages of the Big Bash League because of his international duty with England’s ODI tour to India in January.
The uncapped allrounder Hardik Pandya has been included in a 15-member squad on Wednesday for the first two Tests against England, starting in Rajkot on November 9.
However, the opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma both have been ruled out due to injury, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.
England paceman James Anderson has been excluded in England’s 16-man squad for the five-Test match series against India as he continues his recovery from shoulder injury.
The 34-year-old, who is the country’s record Test wicket-taker with 463 scalps in 119 matches, has been ruled out of next month’s opener in Rajkot.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to splash huge to sign Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater back to Old Trafford.
The Sun claims, the 26-year-old is a shock £30m January transfer target for the Red Devils.