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England's order in state of flux

Andrew McGlashan on Alastair Cook's comments that hinted Joe Root could move down the order for the first Ashes Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 5, 2013

Posted by RodStark on (November 5, 2013, 18:39 GMT)

How about not using words like "promote" and "demote"? It's a matter of fitting the bext eleven players into eleven equally important positions. If Root plays at six, it doesn't mean he's been demoted, which has emotional overtones of having failed at opening. It's just that they think he'll do a more usful job at six.

Posted by Front-Foot-Sponge on (November 5, 2013, 14:16 GMT)

Root should move because he can't make a run opening.

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