Ben Duckett has been backed to thrive long-term in a position that has given England a headache for several years after grasping his second chance at Test cricket with both hands.
World Cup-winning batter Jason Roy looks set to cancel his England contract to take up a deal with Major League Cricket in the United States.
England's new Test vice-captain Ollie Pope has revealed how the backing he received from Ben Stokes last year helped rebuild his self-belief.
Ollie Robinson is set to undergo a scan on a sore left ankle on Monday as the seamer became the latest injury worry for England ahead of a Test against Ireland and the Ashes this summer.
James Anderson is set to be named in England's first Test squad of the summer despite the groin injury that forced him out of action for Lancashire last week.
England and Kent wicketkeeper Sam Billings has revealed he had two operations to remove skin cancer from his chest last year and warned against the dangers of continued exposure to the sun.