England Lions v New Zealanders, Tour match, Grace Road

Root begins captaincy examination

His young features bely a grown-up temperament and steely focus that prompted England to test Joe Root's leadership credentials

Joe Root plays off his back foot

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

England Lions v Australia A, Old Trafford

Studious Kerrigan works on his art

Being on the end of Kevin Pietersen in full force can make or break a bowler. Simon Kerrigan just saw it has part of his learning curve