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Cricket News sort by Joseph Charles Buttler

By no stretch of the imagination are England among the favourites for this year's World Cup.

England wrapped up the 4th Test at Old Trafford inside three days after crushing India by an innings and 54 runs.

Australia found its first success against England on this tour with a massive 99-run win in the Second ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday. The comprehensive victory was set up by Skipper Michael Clarke, who scored his first ODI ton against England along with Vice-Captain George Bailey.

England defeated New Zealand by 34 runs in the Final ODI at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday to avoid a 3-0 cleansweep.

This tournament is only a few days old, but even in the one game that Afghanistan have been on show, against India, they proved that they are not here just to make up the numbers.

England managed to draw the 3-match T20I Series with a comprehensive 28-run victory in the Third and Final match at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

England have received a blow ahead of the fifth and final ODI at Nottingham today with Jonathan Trott, their batting main stay getting ruled out of the match.

England have named two squads for ODI and T20I Series against Pakistan to be played in the UAE. The ODI side will be captained by opening batsman Alastair Cook while all-rounder Stuart Broad will lead England in the three T20Is.

Somerset are likely to have to field a weakened side at the Champions League Twenty20 despite naming key players in their initial squad. Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler could both be selected in England's squad to face West Indies in the two Twenty20s at The Oval, which clashes with the qualifying event, leaving Somerset without a major wicketkeeper.