Joe Root acknowledges he and his team-mates have yet to register a "complete" performance in Sri Lanka but insists they are still capable of stringing together three back-to-back wins to sneak a series success.
Cricket??s worst week has provided scope for much soul-searching but, in terms of seeking ways of making the sport safer, the death of Oscar Hillel perhaps requires more of a reaction than that of Phil Hughes.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has given a hard line response to the abandoned West Indies tour, announcing that it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board and suspend all future series between the nations.
Kevin Pietersen's bitter parting with England is threatening to sow seeds of more pain for the national team as his claims of bullying in the dressing room strike a chord with opponents round the world.