The England National Cricket Team has been a full member of the ICC since 15 June, 1909, representing both England and Wales. They were one of the first teams to be given Test status (along with Australia) in 1877.
England may have had the luxury of naming largely unchanged squads to tour West Indies in the new year but the name on everyone's lips was that of a gifted all-rounder not yet even available to them.
The ICC announced the ban on Monday after Dananjaya was reported during the first Test against England in Galle at the start of November, which the tourists went on to win by 211 runs.
England handed Joe Denly a reprieve and ignored the claims of Jason Roy when they named the squad that finished their tour of Sri Lanka for their trip to the Caribbean next month.
Virat Kohli hailed man-of-the-match Cheteshwar Pujara in India's breakthrough first test victory over Australia on Monday and paid tribute to his pace attack for staying patient.
India crushed a lower-order insurrection to secure a nerve-jangling 31-run victory in the first test against Australia on Monday, raising the South Asian nation's hopes of a breakthrough series win
Only the identity of the spare batsman in a 16-man squad will delay the selectors when they meet at Lord’s now that Ben Stokes has been cleared to take his place on the plane to Barbados.
NASSER HUSSAIN: Joe Root has two items on his agenda on Monday. He will sit in on selection for the new year tour of the Caribbean. Later, he jets off to Australia to play in the Big Bash.
India need six wickets to end a 15-year drought at the Adelaide Oval, with Australia's daunting chase in ruins at stumps on day four in the first cricket Test. The hosts had earlier been set 323 runs to win.
Jonny Bairstow will be given the chance to make England’s No3 spot his own for the Ashes on next month’s tour of the Caribbean.
First-innings century maker Cheteshwar Pujara again blunted Australia's attack to put India in a strong position after a rain-interrupted third day of the first test on Saturday.
NASSER HUSSAIN: The punishments meted out to Ben Stokes and Alex Hales on Friday are fair. To my mind, they are at just about the right level. I certainly wouldn’t have been any more lenient.
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