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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…

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Ashley Giles backs Joe Root as England captain despite batting struggles

• Giles hoping Chris Silverwood can relieve pressure on Root• Captain drops out of top 10 Test batting rankingsAshley Giles has accepted the statistics back up the notion that Test captaincy has affected Joe Root’s batting after he dropped out of the w…

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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 …