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Category: Joe Root

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‘Do you like boys?’ Sorry Shannon Gabriel reveals Joe Root sledge

Gabriel extends ‘unreserved apology’ for third Test commentsWindies fast bowler was banned for four matches by ICCWest Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has sought to clear the air over what he said to England captain Joe Root and extended an “unreser…

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Root joins Murray and Southgate in standing up for social tolerance | Tim de Lisle

England captain has done cricket a great service – his reaction to a perceived homophobic remark was cool, calm, collected … and rightCricketers call it sledging, or chirping: the business of trying to undermine your opponent with verbal abuse. It’s a …

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Shannon Gabriel banned for four ODIs after exchange with Joe Root

• Fast bowler clashed with England captain during third Test• Root said: ‘There’s nothing wrong with being gay’West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel has accepted the International Cricket Council’s code of conduct charge relating to a comment made to Engl…

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England’s Joe Root praised for response to alleged homophobia

Cricketer told West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel ‘there is nothing wrong with being gay’The England cricket captain Joe Root has been widely hailed for his response to alleged homophobic abuse after telling an opponent that “there is nothing wrong with bein…

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ICC waits for report over Joe Root and Shannon Gabriel on-field incident

• England captain Root rebuked West Indies’ Gabriel in third Test• Gabriel was spoken to by umpires about his languageThe International Cricket Council is awaiting a report from the match officials at the third Test between West Indies and England over…

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West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel warned by umpires for abusive language

• Joe Root declines to reveal what fast bowler said• ‘I think it should stay on the field,’ says England captainShannon Gabriel was given an on-field warning about abusive language on the third day here, the nature of which Joe Root refused to disclose…

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Joe Root: ‘We came here to win but we have been outplayed, outperformed’

• England’s captain says lessons must be learned from series loss• ‘To find ourselves out of it with a game to go is hard to take‘As Jason Holder led his victorious West Indies players on a lap of honour around the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, an ashen…

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England’s Joe Root feels pain in practice for second West Indies Test

• England captain hit twice on the hands in net practice• Rory Burns highlights danger of paceman Shannon GabrielJoe Root sustained two blows to his hands at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Tuesday as England’s batsmen tuned up for round two of thei…

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Joe Root bemoans ‘very soft dismissals’ after England’s battering by Windies

• Captain says his side are desperate to make amends in Antigua• Praises ‘exceptional’ Ben Stokes and Jimmy AndersonJoe Root bemoaned a raft of soft dismissals amid England’s second Bridgetown collapse, but insisted one horror week against West Indies …

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Joe Root bemoans ‘very soft dismissals’ after England’s battering by Windies

• Captain says his side are desperate to make amends in Antigua• Praises ‘exceptional’ Ben Stokes and Jimmy AndersonJoe Root bemoaned a raft of soft dismissals amid England’s second Bridgetown collapse, but insisted one horror week against West Indies …

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‘Now I feel I can bowl on most pitches,’ says England’s Jimmy Anderson

• Anderson adds West Indies to list of tour conquests• Paceman first England bowler to take 200 overseas Test wicketsJimmy Anderson believes he has cracked bowling in all but one of Test cricket’s overseas outposts after a four?wicket masterclass in Br…

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Mysterious surface creates selection dilemma for Joe Root and England

A grassy pitch with bare patches means the tourists have some difficult choices to make for the first Test against West IndiesThere was a buzz of anticipation mingled with a little confusion at the Kensington Oval on the eve of the first Test. The grou…

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Joe Root tells England players to focus on West Indies and not the Ashes

• Captain does not want team to be distracted• ‘We have to look after here and now’, says RootJoe Root has ordered his players to forget about jostling for Ashes places as they look to become just the second England team in 51 years to win a Caribbean …

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England and Joe Root search for Ashes clues against wayward West Indies

The visitors may be favourites to win the Test series but focus will be on key positions before Australia visitOff to the Caribbean we go. Once English cricketers went there with trepidation: quick pitches, quick-scoring West Indian batsmen and very qu…

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Joe Root’s modern captaincy represents a sea change for England | Andy Bull

England have become aggressive, flexible and free-thinking, an approach more in keeping with Michael Vaughan than Alastair Cook or Andrew StraussEvery England fan needs a plan for how to follow a winter series. These last few weeks I’ve been lying in b…

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‘We’ve shown we’re not one-trick ponies’ – Joe Root delighted by series whitewash

• England captain relieved after nervy end to third Test• ‘I’m very proud of everything we’ve achieved’In the 21st century it is never over until Neil Diamond sings (it is always “Sweet Caroline” of course) and the PA system had to delay pumping out th…

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‘I had to make a statement’: Joe Root says century was special innings

• England captain helps England to 278-run lead in Pallekele• ‘You have to try to enjoy the occasion, not feel the pressure’As good leaders must Joe Root has practised what he preached. Throughout this tour Root has promised a more aggressive approach …

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Jonny Bairstow may have to serve England’s drinks a little while longer

Joe Root has confirmed that Ben Foakes will start the second Test which suggests Bairstow is unlikely to force his way back into the starting XI in KandyThe stadium in Pallekele is something of a rarity in the cricketing world: an out-of-town venue tha…

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Joe Root can make England team his own as winter of rare content beckons | Tim de Lisle

After the Test win over Sri Lanka in Galle, England have the chance to polish a tarnished record while for Root the new-look side look easier to leadShow England’s Test team to the top of a ladder and they will look around for the nearest snake. But th…

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England sift through options for Sri Lanka, with Moeen a chance at No 3

Pitch and weather have not helped Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss make up their minds for Tuesday’s first Test at GalleLet us begin with the certainties. Jonny Bairstow is unavailable for selection for the Galle Test match on fitness grounds. Er, that’s it…