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Ben Stokes: ‘I lived every moment of the Ashes … I was just as gutted’ | Ali Martin

The England all-rounder recalls his emotional England return after missing the series defeat in Australia, and explains why playing in the IPL is not about the moneyIt’s 6pm at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. A drowsy sun has already slunk below …

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Joe Root says England ‘could not have done more’ against New Zealand

England draw second Test in New Zealand and lose series 1-0Root praises Jack Leach for his ‘encouraging debut’Joe Root expressed a mixture of frustration and pride after his side drew the second Test and failed to level the series against New Zealand a…

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Joe Root desperate to avoid full-blown winter of discontent for England | Vic Marks

Tourists need to make partial amends for Auckland debacle, and 4-0 Ashes rout, by defeating New Zealand in the second and final Test at the Hagley OvalEngland embark on their first Test at the picturesque Hagley Oval on Thursday and the last on their i…

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Joe Root says soul searching needed before second New Zealand Test

England captain reflects on defeat at Eden ParkConcern over Ben Stokes’ continuing back problemsBefore the first Test against New Zealand, Joe Root hinted at changes in the way England were going to go about their business. None were evident at Eden Pa…

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Joe Root out to forget Ashes with different stamp on New Zealand trip | Vic Marks

Captain is desperate to salvage something from a tour tainted by the Australia defeat by making England more flexibleEngland’s longest tour for more than half a century enters its final phase in Auckland on Thursday afternoon. Admittedly all the player…

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Joe Root laments IPL rejection and calls for playing schedule overhaul

• Yorkshireman urges ‘making it easier to play all three formats’• England likely to be unchanged for fourth ODI against New ZealandJoe Root has spoken for the first time about his disappointment after going unsold in the Indian Premier League auction …

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Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales join England’s unwanted list at IPL auction

• One-day captain and opener remain unsold at second day• Mark Wood and Sam Billings both signed by Chennai Super KingsJoe Root and Eoin Morgan will miss the 2018 Indian Premier League after both were unsold during the tournament’s auction.A total of 2…

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Joe Root to miss Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand

• Root had hoped to use T20s to develop his white-ball cricket• ‘Trevor is mindful of it being a very long summer,’ says captainJoe Root will miss the Twenty20 series against Australia and New Zealand next month after discussions with Trevor Bayliss.Th…

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England players must commit to new ideas or face axe, says Joe Root

• Captain wants a plan put in place ahead of the series in New Zealand • Root confirms that he will one of 26 England players up for IPL auctionJoe Root has issued a stark warning that he will take a hard line on those England players who do not shape …

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Trevor Bayliss to stand down as England head coach at end of 2019 Ashes

Head coach will not renew contract when it expires in 18 months after overseeing heavy defeats to India and AustraliaTrevor Bayliss intends to stand down as England head coach at the end of the World Cup and Ashes home summer in 2019, but has said he w…

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Where do England go now? Maybe it is the turn of the selectors to feel the heat | Vic Marks

Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss safe despite Ashes humbling but selectors’ emphasis on character over record and a reluctance to shuffle the pack needs looking atIt has been gruelling for England’s players but they should not forget this Ashes tour in a hu…

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Australia make England sweat in Sydney heat as Ashes finish line draws near

• England 346 & 93-4; Australia 649-7 declared• England trail by 210 runs with six wickets in hand• Australia’s Marsh brothers both score centuriesJoe Root stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled. England’s beleaguered captain was def…

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Australia make England sweat in Sydney heat as Ashes finish line draws near

• England 346 & 93-4; Australia 649-7 declared• England trail by 210 runs with six wickets in hand• Australia’s Marsh brothers both score centuriesJoe Root stood on the burning deck, whence all but he had fled. England’s beleaguered captain was def…

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Dawid Malan backs Jonny Bairstow’s decision to turn down nightwatchman

• Malan: ‘It takes a lot of guts to go against what people normally do’• Graeme Swann ’flummoxed’ by England’s last-over calamityDawid Malan was surprised when Jonny Bairstow rather than a nightwatchman emerged late on the opening day of the fifth Ashe…

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Joe Root looks to the future as he spells out England’s four-year plan

• Root looking for SCG Test win as a platform for rest of the year• ‘As a captain I think tactically I’ve been quite good,’ says captainJoe Root has admitted to a twinge of jealousy when it comes to the sheer volume of runs to have flowed from Steve Sm…

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Moeen Ali set to be dropped after Joe Root offers only long-term reassurance

• ‘Moeen has struggled but he will have a big future for England’• Tourists halt Australia’s march towards whitewash with draw in MelbourneMoeen Ali faces the prospect of being dropped for the first time in his Test career after Joe Root, the England c…

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Joe Root dismisses Ricky Ponting ‘little boy’ jibe before fourth Ashes Test

• England captain says everyone in tourists’ camp would disagree with Ponting• Root confirms ‘feisty’ Tom Curran will start Boxing Day Test against AustraliaJoe Root has dismissed Ricky Ponting’s suggestion that he has looked like a “little boy” leadin…

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A tale of two captains: Smith sets the standard while Root lacks resources | Jason Gillespie

Joe Root’s lot has been a stark contrast to that of Steve Smith this series – his batsmen have not fired and his bowlers lack the pace for Australian wicketsThe Ashes are back in Australian hands after three Tests that have been a tale of two captains….

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A tale of two captains: Smith sets the standard while Root lacks resources | Jason Gillespie

Joe Root’s lot has been a stark contrast to that of Steve Smith this series – his batsmen have not fired and his bowlers lack the pace for Australian wicketsThe Ashes are back in Australian hands after three Tests that have been a tale of two captains….

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Craig Overton and Stuart Broad injury concerns add to England Ashes woe

• Overton could miss rest of series after falling on cracked rib• Broad has knee problem and is wicketless so far in PerthCraig Overton is facing the prospect of his Ashes series ending early, and Stuart Broad is struggling with a knee issue that could…