Fast bowler Boyd Rankin and batsman Sam Hain have signed long-term deals with Warwickshire.
We look at how the quartet of tall seamers in England's Ashes squad measure up.
Boyd Rankin says his call-up into the England Test squad for this winter's Ashes tour came as a big surprise.
Yorkshire's Gary Ballance is the surprise name in England's 17-man squad for this winter's Ashes series in Australia.
Boyd Rankin could make his England debut in the second one-day international against New Zealand on Sunday.
Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown admits Boyd Rankin faces a race to be fit for the start of the season.
John Mooney has been left out of Ireland's squad for the World Twenty20 due to a fractured finger, but Boyd Rankin is included.
Boyd Rankin has opted to end his international career with Ireland in order to try and earn a Test place with England.
England Lions have called Boyd Rankin into the squad for Tuesday's final one-day match against Sri Lanka A.
Chris Woakes finished with 6-49 as Warwickshire made it two wins from two with an 88-run triumph over Worcestershire.
William Porterfield, Niall O'Brien and Boyd Rankin are all unavailable for Ireland's matches against West Indies A.
Ireland captain Will Porterfield is set to earn his 100th international cap at the scene of one of his country's greatest moments.
Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin is confident he will be fit for the ICC World Twenty20.
Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland's tour of Sri Lanka due to a stress fracture in his right foot.
The ECB have accepted the applications of 10 players to be registered for the new county season.
Warwickshire Bears opener Ian Westwood has fractured his thumb in a pre-season net practice.
England must pick Alex Hales as an opening batsman at the 2015 World Cup, says Sir Ian Botham.
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Eoin Morgan's first act as England captain should be to push himself back up the order, says Bob Willis.
Australia and New Zealand will co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup from February - here's a taster of what's in store.
Steven Smith proved his captaincy skills by guiding Australia to victory over India, says Mark Butcher.
Watch this video to whet your appetite for the IPL, which will be shown on Sky Sports in 2015.
South Africa's Dale Steyn should be lauded as the finest seam bowler in the world, says Bob Willis.