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Joe Root says England are ready to go into isolation to save summer Tests

30-man squad could be selected to face Windies and Pakistan‘The public are desperate for live sport’ says England captainJoe Root says England are ready to go into isolation to save this summer’s Test series against the West Indies and Pakistan. That c…

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Joe Root predicts pay reduction talks for centrally contracted England players

Negotiations between ECB and players yet to beginPCA expects proposal from governing body this weekJoe Root expects talks over a possible pay cut for England’s centrally contracted players may be on the horizon, even if this is not a feature of cricket…

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Joe Root says England players’ ‘minds were elsewhere’ over coronavirus

• Captain outlines relief over cancellation of Sri Lanka tour• ‘You’re thinking about vulnerable family and friends’Joe Root has outlined how the decision to abandon England’s tour of Sri Lanka was driven more by the unsettling effect of the coronaviru…

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England to swap handshakes for fist bumps during Sri Lanka tour

Joe Root hoping to keep threat of coronavirus at bayTwo-Test series starts in Galle on 19 MarchEngland will swap handshakes for fist bumps in Sri Lanka as they look to steer clear of any illnesses and make advances in the World Test Championship. Relat…

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Joe Root denies England workload to blame for Jofra Archer’s injury

• Archer bowled more overs than any other England player in 2019• Root blames heavy workload before May for Archer’s injuryJoe Root has denied England overworked Jofra Archer before the injury that has curtailed his opening spell as an international. I…

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Big series win for England vindicates Chris Silverwood’s fresh approach | Vic Marks

The new coach and his captain, Joe Root, held the team together after defeat in the first Test and were rewarded with a 3-1 triumph in South AfricaThe opposition was never formidable but England’s predicament was. After the defeat at Centurion in the f…

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Faf du Plessis could face ICC charge after clash with Buttler and Broad

• South Africa captain made contact with England keeper• ‘There was no malicious intent. He didn’t do anything wrong’Faf du Plessis has said there was no malicious intent when he shoulder-barged England’s Jos Buttler during an incident on the fourth an…

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‘The sky’s the limit for this team,’ says Joe Root after series victory

• Root looking forward to Ashes in Australia next year• Ben Stokes excited about Wood and Archer bowling togetherJoe Root believes England now have a template of how to win the Ashes in Australia next year following their comprehensive 3-1 series victo…

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Joe Root says series win in South Africa would be his biggest achievement

• England captain says ‘sky’s the limit for this team’• No decision yet made on bowling selection at the WanderersJoe Root has said sealing a Test series win in South Africa this week would be the biggest achievement of his England captaincy and insist…

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Joe Root thrilled with ‘golden nugget’ Ben Stokes after match-winning spell

• Stokes takes three for one from 2.2 overs to secure thrilling win• England captain describes all-rounder as a ‘born match-winner’Joe Root hailed Ben Stokes as a born match-winner and “golden nugget” after the all-rounder bowled England to their first…

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England need to be honest: Joe Root’s captaincy is just not working out | Chris Stocks

England need Root at his very best with the bat if they are to have any hope of progressing as a Test team. At the moment they are going backwardsYou had to commend Joe Root’s honesty when he walked after gloving behind a short ball from Anrich Nortje …

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England’s Rory Burns out of ‘cursed’ tour after rolling ankle playing football

• England ban football after opener’s training injury• Jofra Archer to miss second Test with elbow problemBen Stokes revealed this week that England’s players are calling their assignment in South Africa “the cursed tour” and yet more evidence that is …

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Joe Root blames England’s Test defeat on slow start and new-ball malaise

• England captain frustrated at letting South Africa off the hook • Fourteen members of Test squad have gone down with illnessJoe Root looked a few pounds thinner than when he last addressed the press and a little less cheerful. For the second time in …

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England’s Root, Denly and Sibley hit half-centuries in SA warm-up

• England score 309 for seven against South Africa Invitational XI• Root leads way with 72 but Burns and Buttler fall cheaplyJoe Root, Joe Denly and Dom Sibley all banked unbeaten half-centuries as England got their tour of South Africa under way with …

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Joe Root seeks crucial gains against familiar leader of the opposition | Vic Marks

The England captain needs runs and victories against a South Africa side who have turned to their former captain Graeme Smith for guidance at a time of disarrayThe last time England set off on a winter tour at election time they were also heading for S…

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Joe Root left out of England’s T20 squad to face South Africa

England Test skipper will play in 50-over matchesAll other senior players are back in the T20 squadJoe Root has been omitted from England’s T20 squad to play against South Africa in February after the Test series. This is likely to provoke mixed feelin…

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England’s Joe Root praises Ollie Pope’s maturity after second Test stand

Pair put on 193 runs in seventh-wicket partnershipRoot: ‘He showed maturity, read the situation well’Ollie Pope was praised for his maturity after Surrey’s 21-year-old prodigy, playing in the second Test as a wicketkeeper, struck his maiden half-centur…

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It’s time to admit that Joe Root should not be England’s Test captain | Barney Ronay

England have lost a great batsman in order to gain a poor captain. It doesn’t make sense and the semi-honorific status of the Test captaincy needs to be looked atShall we have a debate about whether Joe Root should carry on as England’s Test captain? O…

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Jonny Bairstow can become one of best Test batsmen in world, says Joe Root

• Bairstow set to return for South Africa Tests after being dropped• ‘He can go on and make really big scores,’ says England’s captainJoe Root believes Jonny Bairstow can become one of the leading Test batsmen in the world as he flies out to South Afri…

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Joe Root in need of big score but England captain thinks form is close

As he prepared for the second Test against a depleted New Zealand, Joe Root said he was not far away from a good scoreNew Zealand, ranked second in the world and dominant at home of late, were never going to be a soft entry into a winter of eight Tests…