England director of cricket Andrew Strauss defended the number of changes made to the batting line-up, but admits it is not ideal.
Underperforming sides in the southern hemisphere's revamped Super 15 competition have been told they need to show tangible improvement to help win back fans as the draw for next year's tournament was released on Thursday. One of those teams, Japan's Sunwolves, have also had their governance
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has eased fears of an extended layoff for Ilkay Guendogan after the midfielder injured his knee an hour into City's 2-1 League Cup win at West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday. Guendogan, who was making his first start for City after damaging knee ligaments in December