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How Reinvented Root became Aussies’ biggest headache

In the months after England's miserable 2021-22 Ashes tour, Joe Root reiterated his desire to stay on as England captain despite his team having just one win to show from his last 17 Tests at the helm. "I think I've made it quite clear at the start of this game and throughout this tour, I'm very passionate about trying to take this team forward," England's beleaguered skipper said after their series defeat to West Indies in Grenada in March 2022. Those words were
Joe Root excellent batter but a poor captain, says Ian Chappell

Joe Root excellent batter but a poor captain, says…

MELBOURNE (Australia): Former Australia captain Ian Chappell labelled Pat Cummins as the most inspirational leader and he termed Joe Root the leader as "poor". Pat Cummins replaced Tim Paine as Australia Test skipper earlier this month. Paine had stepped down following a sexting scandal and then he took some time off to look after his mental health. "He is also by far the most inspirational player in the Australia side, and even when he was replaced as captain this week, the team still

England v India: Joe Root has not peaked –…

England captain Joe Root can get even better despite his prolific form, says team-mate Jonny Bairstow. Root made a magnificent 180 not out on day three of the second Test against India at Lord's, his second hundred in the space of eight days. It was his fifth Test century of 2021. Only Denis Compton and Michael Vaughan have made six in a year for England. "He is only 30 years old. He is still coming to his peak," Bairstow told BBC Sport. "It

Joe Root marks his 100th Test with special hundred…

England ended day one of the first Test against India on 263-3 after a special century from Joe Root (128no) in his 100th Test match; the England captain put on 200 for the third wicket with Dom Sibley (87) but Jasprit Bumrah's late strike removed opener The 30-year-old Yorkshireman became just the third Englishman, after Colin Cowdrey and Alec Stewart, and the ninth batsman overall to achieve the feat as he continued his stunning start to 2021 with his third century in as
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English cricket could lose next superstar if grassroots game…

Bowler Mark Wood fears "the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" could be lost to the game if grassroots cricket cannot restart this summer. Club cricket in England has been banned since March because of coronavirus and is still not permitted despite Tuesday's easing of lockdown rules. The England and Wales Cricket Board is in talks with the government and still hopes the sport can resume on 4 July. Wood said it is "always safety first" but hopes cricket can return soon. "I'm sure a
5 Players who could replace Joe Root as England’s Test Captain

Root may miss first Test against WI, Stokes could…

After waiting and waiting for a resumption of international cricket following Covid-19, there is now a very real possibility that England captain Joe Root may miss the first Test against West Indies at the Ageas Bowl next month. His wife, Carrie, is due to give birth to their second child at the start of July and the first Test in Southampton will begin, subject to government approval, on July 8. Quite understandably, Root says he will be at the birth come what may

Virat Kohli unquestionably the best at the moment: Ian…

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels India skipper Virat Kohli's penchant for playing copybook cricketing shots and his incredible fitness make him the world's best batsman across formats among the current generation of cricketers. "Of that group (including Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root), Kohli is the best in all three forms. That's unquestionable," Chappell said on 'The RK Show', which is hosted by Radhakrishnan Sreenivasan on YouTube."His record in all three forms is quite unbelievable, particularly his record in the shorter forms." Chappell's comments come after former

South Africa vs England 2nd Test Preview: Proteas Look…

South Africa registered their maiden win in the World Test Championship by beating England in the first Test of the four-Test match series in Centurion. A Dale-Steyn less attack humbled their counterparts by 107 runs with Quinton de Kock winning the Man of the Match award for his contribution with the bat (95 & 34) in both the innings. Besides that, he took eight catches in the Test match. Interestingly, this was the sixth straight win for the Proteasin Centurion, while England are