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Joe Root hopes Moeen Ali will make England Test return in South Africa

• England captain will contact all-rounder in next couple of weeks• ‘When he’s on form he adds a different dimension to our group’Joe Root will contact Moeen Ali in the next fortnight to establish whether the all-rounder feels ready to make a return to…

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England set to unleash Archer against friendly enemy of New Zealand

Tourists begin first match of a two-Test series on Wednesday with a new batting order and their fastest bowler in yearsAcross the Tasman from Australia, where their captain, Tim Paine, has recently accused England players of using stories about David W…

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Joe Root says he will drop down to No 4 in England Test batting order

• England captain: ‘I consistently play better in that position’• Root performed modestly in drawn Ashes seriesJoe Root intends to drop back down to four in the Test order for the foreseeable future as he feels England will get more out out of him as a…

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Chris Silverwood brings more homely touch to England’s quest for success

England’s new coach likely to be a calm supporter of players rather than a constant cajoler in the mould of Peter MooresThere are those who are distinctly underwhelmed by the elevation of Chris Silverwood to England’s head coach. They complain of a cos…

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles riseIt caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches …

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Chris Silverwood’s England brief is to reinvent Root as batsman and captain

• We want a coach to give Joe more support, says Giles• Team culture also an issue as England player profiles riseIt caused restless nights in the lead-up to the appointment, but Ashley Giles is pleased to have broken the cycle of England head coaches …

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England coach Chris Silverwood wants Test team to get the basics right

• Chris Silverwood focuses on regaining Ashes in 2021• Midnight curfew for England players to remain in placeChris Silverwood preached a return to the old-fashioned values of batting time and relentlessness with the ball as the new England men’s coach …

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Ashes 2019: stellar images from an unforgettable summer

A look back at the fortunes of England and Australia across the five Tests, as seen through the lens of Guardian and Observer photographer Tom Jenkins. Click or tap on the images to read the captions Continue reading…

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Heavy sits the crown of captaincy on Joe Root after ugly half-century | Barney Ronay

Root entered his own Bermuda triangle, once again, after passing 50 before getting out to a fearsome Pat Cummins ballTo receive one stump?splaying, seam?fizzing, late?afternoon miracle ball from Pat Cummins might be considered a misfortune. To get two …

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Joe Root’s fatigue shows the catch of being a cricketer for all formats | Andy Bull

The England Test captain’s tiredness exposes modern cricket’s faultline – a packed schedule is brilliant for fans but brutal for playersThe weather seemed to turn last week, and the conversation with it. All of a sudden it was autumn and, since what it…

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Bayliss: Joe Root ‘under no pressure’ to give up England captaincy

• Failure in Ashes has put Yorkshireman’s position in question• ‘He’s not come under question from anyone making decisions’Joe Root is under “no pressure” as England captain, according to outgoing coach Trevor Bayliss. Failing to return the Ashes has l…

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Bayliss: Joe Root ‘under no pressure’ to give up England captaincy

• Failure in Ashes has put Yorkshireman’s position in question• ‘He’s not come under question from anyone making decisions’Joe Root is under “no pressure” as England captain, according to outgoing coach Trevor Bayliss. Failing to return the Ashes has l…

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Trevor Bayliss on Joe Root’s captaincy: ‘I don’t see too many problems really’ – video

England coach Trevor Bayliss has defended his captain, Joe Root, saying, ‘Everyone goes through periods where they don’t score quite as many runs as they would like’. Root’s captaincy has been called into question after England lost the fourth Ashes Te…

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England must consider the captaincy, top four and wicketkeeper | Tim de Lisle

Several problems with the makeup of the side have become clear during the Ashes and action is needed to resolve themJoe Root is not a disaster – he has still not lost a home series – but his captaincy weakens England in two ways. It diminishes their on…

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Captaincy burden may be robbing England of Joe Root’s greatest asset | Vic Marks

England need only to look to the example of Steve Smith to see how relinquishing the captaincy can restore batting formThe serious postmortems are on hold since there is barely time to breathe between Test matches. The outsiders have not been playing a…

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England name unchanged squad for final Ashes Test at the Oval

• Question marks remain over the fitness of Ben Stokes• Expectation of alterations to battling line-up frustratedEngland have named an unchanged squad for this week’s final Ashes Test, resisting the temptation to draft in new blood as they look to squa…

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Joe Root says losing hurts but he wants to carry on as England captain

• Captain wants team to bounce back in fifth Ashes Test • ‘We do not want to lose the series. It matters to me’Joe Root vowed to plough on as England’s Test captain as he processed the raw emotion of seeing his side’s bid to regain the Ashes evaporate …

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Steve Smith: England’s short deliveries soften the ball and play into my hands

• Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss deliver scolding to England team• ‘It’s satisfying to get a big score’ after Headingley, says SmithEngland face an uphill battle to keep their Ashes hopes alive after a scolding from Joe Root was followed by the agony of w…

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Joe Root explains Joe Denly and Jason Roy swapping roles for fourth Ashes Test – video

England captain confirms the expected switch of positions for Joe Denly and Jason Roy ahead of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford, with the series level at 1-1 following Ben Stokes’ heroics at Headingley. Craig Overton comes into the team …

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Australia’s Steve Smith seizes second chance in Ashes tale of two redemptions | Matthew Engel

Rather than being booed, Australia’s leading batsman should be saluted as a brave and decent cricketer for his stirring batting performances against EnglandFor tonight we’ll merry merry be,For tonight we’ll merry merry be, Continue reading…