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England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Trevor Bayliss tells England batsmen to have 'a good, hard look at themselves'

May 27, 2018: The England coach accepted that progress "was taking longer than we would have liked" after a sixth defeat in eight Tests

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Dobell: England's stagnated Test side must show progress

May 23, 2018: Joe Root enters his second season as Test captain with England having many of the same questions to answer as 12 months ago

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

Joe Root: No. 3 move is about taking responsibility

May 17, 2018: The England captain's move up the order is part of a significant reshuffle of the Test batting line-up at the start of the season

Andrew McGlashan

Surrey v Yorkshire, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Teenage heartache for Root as Surrey's youngsters torment England captain

May 13, 2018: Sam Curran and Amar Virdi dismissed Joe Root on the same day as Surrey closed in on their first victory against Yorkshire at Kia Oval since 2001

ECB Reporters Network

The 100-ball proposal

The Hundred 'will bring new people to cricket' - Root

Apr 24, 2018: Joe Root, England's Test captain, has welcomed ECB plans for a new-team competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a "completely new audience"

George Dobell

County news

Joe Clarke could be the new Joe Root

Apr 6, 2018: Kevin Sharp, former batting mentor to England captain, sees encouraging attributes in Worcestershire prodigy

George Dobell

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day

Agonising end to a season of crumbs

Apr 3, 2018: Having failed to break New Zealand's lower-order resistance, England will leave Christchurch with many of the same questions that were on their minds on arrival in Perth more than five months ago

Andrew McGlashan in Christchurch

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 4th day

Seven fifties, no hundreds

Apr 2, 2018: Despite his consistency with the bat, Joe Root's Test winter has been marked by a failure to convert any of his fifties into a hundred

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ball-tampering scandal

'Warner's not a bad person' - Williamson

Mar 29, 2018: The New Zealand captain also reflected on the importance of their culture, which has been cited as an example to be followed by coach Darren Lehmann in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 5th day

Root wants 'rational thinking' but England need change

Mar 26, 2018: Joe Root may not be having as a bad a time as Steven Smith, but things aren't very rosy for the England captain

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day

Root's pain runs through England

Mar 25, 2018: With three balls to go on the fourth day, Trent Boult was coming to the end of an exacting final burst with the pink ball under lights

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day

Boult leaves NZ with seven wickets to get on final day

Mar 25, 2018: Henry Nicholls' unbeaten 145 set up New Zealand's declaration with a 369-run lead, but Mark Stoneman and Joe Root led England's fight late on the fourth day

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

Remodelled Leach emerges stronger for the scrutiny

Mar 21, 2018: Somerset spinner in prime position to fill key England vacancy, after overcoming trauma of suspect action

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root

Mar 20, 2018: Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation

Mar 20, 2018: Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand XI v England XI, Tour match, Hamilton

Root century caps England's improved display

Mar 17, 2018: England completed their four days of preparation in Auckland with a far more convincing batting display than against the pink ball

Andrew McGlashan at Seddon Park

New Zealand XI v England XI, tour match, Hamilton, 2nd day

'A bit of a kick up the backside' - Thorpe

Mar 15, 2018: Liam Livingstone and Joe Root were the only England batsmen to really shine against the pink ball and batting coach Graham Thorpe said it was a reminder of the performances needed

Andrew McGlashan at Seddon Park

New Zealand v England, 4th ODI, Dunedin

Limping Taylor belts 181* in epic New Zealand win

Mar 7, 2018: Ross Taylor produced one of the greatest ODI innings - a large part of it on one leg - to help New Zealand level the series 2-2

The Report by Andrew McGlashan in Dunedin

England in New Zealand 2017-18

Root's T20 dilemma highlights scheduling concerns

Mar 5, 2018: Joe Root's Test and ODI workload threaten to undermine the development of a player who ought to be central to England's World T20 plans in 2020

Andrew McGlashan in Dunedin

England in New Zealand

Root to discuss Stokes' Test vice-captaincy

Mar 1, 2018: James Anderson took over the role for the Ashes in Stokes' absence, but the allrounder's return to the fold for the New Zealand tour means it is a situation that needs to be addressed

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington
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