Joe Root hails record-breaking Alastair Cook before first Test in Bangladesh

• Cook set to break Alec Stewart’s all-time Test cap tally for England
• Root: ‘He is now back to his best and I’ve huge respect for him’

Joe Root is vice-captain, senior batsman and still looks as if he has only just received his A-level results. But they all look up to him now. And he has long since started to sound like a veteran.

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