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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Stance and style set England batsmen apart

May 27, 2016: England's top five is dominated by four right-handed batsmen with modern stances but very contrasting styles

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

Hales and Root underpin England but catching lifts Sri Lanka

May 27, 2016: Sri Lanka might have feared the only thing they could catch in Durham would be a cold, but instead they caught a collection of stunners to keep England just about in sight on the opening day of the second Test

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day

England's mastery of swinging conditions cannot mask progress

May 22, 2016: Sri Lanka are not the first touring team to struggle in typical English conditions, but that fact does not detract from James Anderson's magnificence

George Dobell at Headingley

England news

I can develop so much more - Root

May 16, 2016: Joe Root has credited "the pain of defeat" for spurring him on over recent months as he was named England's player of the year in both Test and limited-overs cricket

George Dobell

England news

Five of Root's best

May 16, 2016: England's Player of the Year was stellar in all formats in 2015-16

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Root happy with middle-order brief

May 12, 2016: The impression from Joe Root is that he is in no rush whatsoever to lobby for the job of England's Test No. 3

David Hopps

Yorkshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Headingley, 4th day

Root spins a route for resounding Yorkshire victory

May 11, 2016: Yorkshire are top of the Championship for the first time this season - a resounding victory by an innings and 20 runs duly completed, the end coming with 4.5 overs left

David Hopps at Headingley

Yorkshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Headingley, 3rd day

Gillespie still eyes Yorkshire's first victory despite rain

May 10, 2016: Rain restricted play to only 13.2 overs on the third day of Yorkshire's Specsavers County Championship match against Surrey at Headingley yesterday

ECB Reporters Network

Yorkshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Headingley, 2nd day

Root and Bairstow marvel with worthy record-breaker

May 9, 2016: Ten days from now, a Yorkshire crowd could again witness Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow batting together, this time for England in the first Investec Test against Sri Lanka

David Hopps at Headingley

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Root expected to stay at No. 4

May 6, 2016: Joe Root is set to stay at No. 4 in England's Test line-up for the series against Sri Lanka, but Alastair Cook admitted there were some "tough decisions" to be made about other batting positions

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan in England 2016

Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree in principle to points system for England tour

Apr 29, 2016: The Pakistan Cricket Board has reportedly agreed to a proposal from the England & Wales Cricket Board to implement a points system for their tour of England later this summer

Andrew Miller

England news

Stokes and Root seek cross-format gains after World T20 heroics

Apr 22, 2016: England's motivation for this summer is to claim the Test series wins against Sri Lanka and Pakistan that eluded them in their last campaigns against each team

Andrew Miller

England news

Root and Stokes relieved at Taylor diagnosis

Apr 22, 2016: Joe Root and Ben Stokes have expressed their shock and sympathy for James Taylor, who was forced into sudden retirement last week, at the age of 26, following the diagnosis of a serious heart condition

Andrew Miller

The Kohli and Root show

Apr 8, 2016: The 2016 World T20 saw some fine batting, but Kohli and Root stood out not just for the runs they scored, but the manner in which they got them

S Rajesh

The World T20 and the battle for cricket's future

Apr 4, 2016: Who will win the war of techniques: the batsmen or the power hitters? Will timing triumph over muscle?

Ed Smith

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata

England's class of 2016 revives the winning formula

Apr 2, 2016: There are remarkable similarities between the England side which won the World T20 in 2010 and the one in the final this time

Andrew Miller in Kolkata

World T20 2016

England flying high ahead of 'dream' final

Apr 1, 2016: England's players were in an airplane for much of West Indies' semi-final win over India but Joe Root said they would be switched on and ready to go when their World T20 comes full circle at Eden Gardens on Sunday

Andrew Miller

England v New Zealand, World T20 2016, Semi-final, Delhi

England face battle of wits against smart New Zealand

Mar 29, 2016: ESPNcricinfo previews the first World T20 semi-final between England and New Zealand

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Delhi

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Refreshed Root believes best is yet to come

Mar 25, 2016: On the eve of a critical contest that will make or break England's hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the World T20, Joe Root has said that the side are yet to play their best cricket in the tournament

Andrew Miller in Delhi

Root, Kohli and art in T20 batting

Mar 24, 2016: It was feared that T20 would ruin batting, and cricket in general. But two recent innings give us a glimpse of a more beautiful future

Mark Nicholas
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