Woakes ready to shine at Champions Trophy

“I feel fine going back to England and hopefully playing a key part for England this summer”

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Following a strong showing for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL), England all-rounder Chris Woakes is eager to maintain his momentum going into the Champions Trophy next month.

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Wood concedes he may need ankle surgery

"I think the ankle problem that I've got may need some work doing to it"

“I think the ankle problem that I’ve got may need some work doing to it”

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After taking the wicket that led England to Ashes glory during the fourth Test in Nottingham, pace bowler Mark Wood’s fairytale has come to an end as must now face up to the dark reality of undergoing surgery to repair his chronic ankle problem.

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Captaining Australia is ‘something that I’ve always dreamt of doing’, says Steven Smith

"To now have the opportunity to lead Australia in a Test match and the rest of this series, it's an amazing thrill"

“To now have the opportunity to lead Australia in a Test match and the rest of this series, it’s an amazing thrill”

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Australia batsman Steven Smith has revealed that captaining his country is “something that I’ve always dreamt of doing”.

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Shastri working on building good relationship with national selectors

"My job [as director] is to ensure that everything is in order"

“My job [as director] is to ensure that everything is in order”

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India’s director of cricket, Ravi Shastri, has announced that he is working on building a good relationship with the national selectors ahead of the India’s tour of Australia and the 2015 World Cup.

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