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Bradman, Headley, Sutcliffe, Pollock… Smith?

Dec 19, 2017: There is much of the all-time greats in the Australian captain

Mark Nicholas

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 5th day

'Not a time to panic' - Root

Dec 18, 2017: A downcast Joe Root suggested that England's senior players still have a role to play in the future after England surrendered their hold on the Ashes in an innings-and-41-run defeat

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Root en route to rout as captaincy burden starts to show

Dec 17, 2017: A rash slash against Nathan Lyon looks to have cost Joe Root his final chance to make an impact with the bat on England's defence of the Ashes

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

Root steps in over Anderson coaching comment

Dec 13, 2017: Joe Root has defended England's coaching staff after what appeared to be some criticism from James Anderson

George Dobell in Perth

Australia v England, 3rd Ashes Test, Perth

Frustrated Root calls for England to produce 'game of their lives'

Dec 12, 2017: Joe Root has called on his England team to 'stand up and be counted' ahead of 'one of the biggest games of our lives'

George Dobell in Perth

The three reasons why Joe Root chose to bowl in Adelaide

Dec 10, 2017: And the seven reasons he shouldn't have

Mark Nicholas

Root, Cook, and England's overseas problems

Dec 8, 2017: England have floundered overseas in the last five years, and much of it has been due to Alastair Cook's poor form and Joe Root's inability to get hundreds

S Rajesh

The Ashes 2017-18

Wish Root didn't have captaincy burden - Swann

Dec 6, 2017: Joe Root's conversion rate of fifties into hundreds remains in the spotlight after his early dismissal on the final day in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Spectre of the whitewash will test Root's belief

Dec 6, 2017: The Ashes currently seem a distant prize for England after they went 2-0 down but the captain believes the team are in a better state than they were four years ago

George Dobell in Adelaide

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Root keeps England alive in record chase

Dec 5, 2017: England gave themselves a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory with Joe Root anchoring their pursuit of 354 after James Anderson led the way with the ball

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

England news

Root thought Stokes with England kit was 'wind up'

Nov 30, 2017: Joe Root was as surprised as anyone to see pictures of Ben Stokes at Heathrow on Sunday but accepts there is no point dwelling on the possibility of him returning during the current Ashes series

George Dobell

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Root on Smith laughter: 'If that's not motivation, I don't know what is'

Nov 30, 2017: While he did not quite say that Australia had crossed a line, Joe Root did suggest they had behaved in a way in which England would not

George Dobell in Adelaide

England's wheels are not off but they're loosened

Nov 29, 2017: They couldn't match fire with fire in Brisbane, or spin with spin. And they had no answers for the Steven Smith question

Mark Nicholas

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 4th day

Where the Test turned

Nov 26, 2017: The key moments that left Australia on the verge of a comprehensive victory at the Gabba

George Dobell

Australia v England, 1st Test, The Ashes 2017-18, Brisbane, 2nd day

Root reveals signs of England's plans

Nov 24, 2017: Not everything came off for England in Brisbane but Joe Root was a captain with a bag full of ideas

George Dobell

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 1st day

Vince makes his name but Australia battle back

Nov 23, 2017: Mark Stoneman and James Vince added a century stand for the second wicket as England doused some of Australia's fire in the opening Ashes exchanges

The Report by Andrew Miller

It's going to be Steve and Joe's excellent adventure

Nov 22, 2017: The Ashes captains' journeys have been similar: each having spent some of his formative years in the other's country

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2017-18

'We've won four of the last five Ashes series' - Root

Nov 21, 2017: Joe Root has admitted England were given a "massive shock" by their experiences in Brisbane four years ago but believes it will be different this time

George Dobell in Brisbane

Cricket Australia XI v England XI, Tour match, Townsville, 3rd day

England belief growing as Malan ton ticks another box

Nov 17, 2017: Dawid Malan scored his first hundred in an England shirt and though Moeen Ali and Craig Overton missed out on the chance to find form late wickets left victory in sight

George Dobell in Townsville

Cricket Australia XI v England, tour match, Townsville, 2nd day

Stoneman hits century as England find their groove

Nov 16, 2017: Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Dawid Malan also hit half-centuries on a productive day in the middle, but the quality of the bowling was a world away from what will greet England next week

George Dobell in Townsville
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