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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…

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England’s trickiest Test dilemma: to stick or twist with Stuart Broad

Joe Root keeps England’s options open as they gear up for the opening Test against Sri Lanka with seamer’s place one of several difficult decisions aheadIf there is no cricket scheduled in Colombo the sun shines obediently. England were able to set to …

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Joe Root and Eoin Morgan clinch England series win amid Sri Lankan rain

• England, 132-2, beat Sri Lanka, 237-7 by 18 runs (DLS)• Victory in fourth ODI seals series 3-0 with one to playIt was probably always going to be the case that this one-day series between Sri Lanka and England would be settled by another almighty dow…

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Joe Root: England’s recent record against spin is up there with the best

• Test captain backs Adil Rashid and Moeen Khan• England prepare for second ODI with Sri LankaJoe Root is confident England can banish the notion they are vulnerable to spin once and for all in Sri Lanka.The prevalence of seam bowlers in England has of…

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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…