News - England Cricket
Jonathan Trott has been named captain for the first-class leg of the England Lions tour of South Africa
Gary Ballance is the player to benefit from Alastair Cook's sacking as one-day captain after he was named in England's World Cup squad. Ben Stokes and Harry Gurney have also been omitted from the team that was recently in Sri Lanka
Alastair Cook was dragging the England team down and something had to be done, but the fact his sacking comes two months before a World Cup raises plenty of questions
Alastair Cook has been removed as captain of England's one-day side with Eoin Morgan appointed to lead England at the World Cup that starts in February.
Nottinghamshire have secured two overseas signings for 2015 with Vernon Philander and Ben Hilfenhaus set for stints at Trent Bridge next season.