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Joe Root tells Alastair Cook to end England career with final century

• Captain says fitting end against India ‘might be written in stars’• Cook says he never intended Pietersen exile to be permanentJoe Root believes one last century from Alastair Cook at the Oval this week could be “written in the stars” as England look…

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Joe Root praises ‘exceptional’ England after series win over India – video

Moeen Ali spun England to a 60-run victory over India in the fourth Test as the hosts sealed a series victory with a match to spare on Sunday. Set 245 for a series-levelling win, India were bowled out for 184 with Moeen taking four for 7…

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Joe Root says England’s series win over India is his best as captain

• Series victory over India lifts Root into a ‘really exciting time’ • ‘I’ve a real clear vision of how I see us improving long-term’Joe Root described his side’s newly secured series victory over India, the world’s No 1 Test side, as the finest of his…

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Joe Root says England’s series win over India is his best as captain

• Series victory over India lifts Root into a ‘really exciting time’ • ‘I’ve a real clear vision of how I see us improving long-term’Joe Root described his side’s newly secured series victory over India, the world’s No 1 Test side, as the finest of his…

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Joe Root defends changes to England side before fourth Test – video

Jos Buttler will keep wicket for England in the fourth Test against India, with the hosts looking to bounce back from a frustrating defeat in the third Test at Trent BridgeJonny Bairstow had stated his intent to continue keeping despite fracturing a fi…

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Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Mr Tickle: five fourth Test pointers | Daniel Harris

After England’s heavy defeat to India at Trent Bridge, captain Root must lead from the front at the Ageas Bowl Related: Jonny Bairstow ‘desperate’ for England wicketkeeper role after injury Continue reading…

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Joe Root to polish T20 skills in Big Bash stint for Sydney Thunder

• Root to squeeze in T20 between England’s winter tours• Test captain feared being left behind in T20 formatJoe Root has secured the Twenty20 experience he has long been craving. He and Jos Buttler are to play for Sydney Thunder in Australia’s Big Bash…

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Joe Root calls Jimmy Anderson a special commodity after England rout India

• Anderson goes past 100 Test wickets at Lord’s• Root also praises Stuart Broad for four-wicket haulJoe Root hailed Jimmy Anderson as a “special commodity” after the rout of India at Lord’s before calling on his players to keep striving for the perfect…

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Joe Root still needs to establish himself an identity as England captain | Tim de Lisle

Captaincy at Test match level is a mosaic of a million decisions, and the Yorkshireman seems to get half of them wrongAfter only three Tests, we know what sort of selector Ed Smith is. He disdains convention, favours youth, doesn’t mind a bits-and-piec…

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Virat Kohli mocks rival Joe Root with mic-drop celebration after run out

• England captain used celebration in last month’s one-day series • Root dismissal for 80 sparks England day one collapse to 285-9Virat Kohli may have lit the touch-paper on what could prove to be a fiery Test series after the India captain ran out Joe…

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Yorkshire’s special day – out of many – turns out to be a mixed occasion | Andy Bull

Players from the county dominated the Test build-up and first day but a run out and dropped bear summed everything upIt was Yorkshire Day on Wednesday, a rare opportunity for those of us unlucky enough to be born in the other 47 counties to hear Yorksh…

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Joe Root’s run out sparks England collapse as India grab edge in first Test

• Captain run out as hosts end opening day on 285 for nine• Ashwin takes four wickets including Buttler for a duckAnother moment of Yorkshire disharmony undermined England at Edgbaston, an innocent mistake that suddenly upset a day which seemed to be s…

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India’s Virat Kohli says he has nothing to prove in England Test series – video

Virat Kohli brushed off talk of having to prove his batting ability on English soil in the five-match test series starting at Edgbaston. The India captain struggled to make an impact when he last toured England in 2014, scoring 134 runs in 10 innings, …

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England v India: Joe Root calls backlash against Adil Rashid ‘unfair’ – video

Joe Root hopes he is inheriting the Test-match skills of Adil Rashid at the perfect time. The England captain confirmed his fellow Yorkshireman will be the sole spinner to take on India in the first Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Root spelle…

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Joe Root returns his best figures as Yorkshire win short battle of the Roses

• England Test captain takes four for five in 118-run success• Yorkshire out of bottom two but result puts Lancashire in perilJoe Root, despite scoring only 22 and three, still contributed significantly as Yorkshire wrapped up a 118-run Roses win over …

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Moeen Ali’s one-day form puts him in line for England Test recall | Vic Marks

Joe Root knows the threat that India will pose in the five-Test series which begins at Edgbaston next monthNow comes the tricky bit. Over the last month Eoin Morgan’s England side has demonstrated why the ODI rankings, though never rock-solid reliable,…

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Joe Root’s place in England T20 side is the least of their worries | Vic Marks

Paul Farbrace says Test captain will still play a big part despite omission from final game against IndiaThe defeat by India in the T20 series is not a calamity but it is a chastening reminder that England, whatever the rankings, do not necessarily rul…

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Paul Farbrace hands Buttler opening role for England’s T20 against Australia

• In-form Buttler promoted after IPL success as opener• Farbrace admits interest in succeeding Trevor BaylissPaul Farbrace has confirmed his interest in becoming England’s next full-time head coach and made a positive first move as the interim for the …

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Joe Root warns that win over Pakistan must not ‘paper over cracks’

• England captain expresses delight at team’s ‘pride and passion’• Root praises newcomer Dom Bess for his performanceJoe Root has warned that England’s series-levelling win against Pakistan must not “paper over the cracks” despite expressing some perso…

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Joe Root: ‘We have to be better. Simple as that.’ – video

Joe Root says England were ‘collectively under par’ in their chastening nine wicket defeat to Pakistan on the fourth day of the opening Test at Lord’s.The brief spell of optimism late on the third day when Jos Buttler and Dom Bess provided some resista…