Injured Guptill to miss warmup

A side strain has in-form New Zealand opener Martin Guptill under a cloud for the first test against England.

In-form New Zealand opener facing a race against time to be fit for the first test against England at Lord's on May 21.

Boycott: Cook 'up his own arse'

England captain Alastair Cook, second left, reflects with team-mates after their series stalemate in the West Indies.

Former England cricketer slams test opener, saying he is 'living in cloud cuckoo land' about his record as captain.

McCullum big hit in IPL stats video

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Highest score, most sixes and a rampant run rate have NZ star proving his worth in cricket's richest league.

Questions over England XI

England's Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell look dejected after their defeat to the West Indies in Barbados.

The coach is under immense pressure, the best XI remains utterly unclear and the team is struggling to rediscover form.

Another brick in the wall gone

The international retirement of Jonathan Trott, far right, means captain Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Ian Bell and James Anderson are the only England players with an Ashes success under their belt going into this year's series with Australia.

Batsman follows other big names into wilderness to leave England desperately short of experience for Ashes.

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