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Hampshire v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Berg's all-round show leaves Root and Bairstow in the shade

Apr 22, 2017: Gareth Berg might just have played one of the finest all-round hands in Hampshire's recent history

Vithushan Ehantharajah at the Ageas Bowl

England's exuberant No. 80

Apr 6, 2017: If Joe Root manages to create a team in his own image, and better still a successful team, it will be a good one to watch

Mark Nicholas

England news

'I won't be caught cold on Ashes return' - Root

Mar 29, 2017: Joe Root admits he was shocked by his first experience of Test cricket in Australia but has promised he will be much better prepared when England return for the Ashes at the end of the year

George Dobell at Headingley

England news

Root backs return of free-to-air cricket

Mar 29, 2017: Joe Root believes it is "important" that cricket in England returns, in part at least, to free-to-air broadcasters.

George Dobell at Headingley

County news

Cook, Anderson among England players released for county duty

Mar 24, 2017: The majority of England's centrally contracted players have been made available to play for their counties in the early rounds of the Specsavers County Championship

ESPNcricinfo staff

'Coaching is seeing in people what they could be rather than what they are'

Mar 12, 2017: Peter Moores talks about life as Nottinghamshire head coach, Datagate, his son Tom, and Joe Root

Jon Culley

West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua

Root takes comfort from hard slog to victory

Mar 6, 2017: Joe Root feels the experience of victory in tough circumstances in Antigua will give the side confidence going into the Champions Trophy in June

George Dobell

West Indies v England, 2nd ODI, Antigua

Root, Woakes avert collapse as England seal series

Mar 5, 2017: Joe Root and Chris Woakes put on an unbroken stand of 102 to lift England to a four-wicket win over West Indies and seal the three-match series

The Report by George Dobell

UWI Vice Chancellor's XI v England XI, St Kitts

Stokes brought down to earth but England's batting fires

Feb 25, 2017: England eased to a 117-run victory in their first warm-up match in West Indies, but the batting was more impressive than the bowling

George Dobell in St Kitts

Captains aren't that important anymore

Feb 20, 2017: In sport, as in business, leaders have less power now, and the decisions they take don't directly affect outcomes

Tim Wigmore

England news

Root looks to channel Kohli and Smith

Feb 15, 2017: Like many before him, Joe Root was plunged into muck the moment he took the England captaincy

George Dobell

England news

Five challenges for captain Root

Feb 13, 2017: With Joe Root confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor, we look at some of the areas he will have to focus on

Alan Gardner

England news

Fun, focused Root the right man for the job

Feb 13, 2017: There will be challenges ahead as Joe Root takes on the England Test captaincy but he has the temperament and drive to succeed

George Dobell

England news

Root named England Test captain

Feb 13, 2017: Joe Root has been confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor by the ECB

George Dobell

We'll remember Cook for his love of cricket

Feb 9, 2017: That, the mountains of runs he put up, his dignity under provocation, and his kindness and decency

Mark Nicholas

England's next Test captain

If not Root, then who?

Feb 7, 2017: Joe Root is the red-hot favourite to succeed Alastair Cook as Test captain - but might there be a few other contenders in the Test squad?

Andrew Miller

England in India 2016-17

Root calls for ICC to consider T20 umpiring reviews

Jan 31, 2017: Joe Root has called for the ICC to consider introducing umpiring reviews in Twenty20 internationals to guard against a potential outcry during the climax of a tournament

Deivarayan Muthu

T20I batting nominees

Cool, cool runnings

Jan 12, 2017: Nerveless final-over blasting, composed chasing, and mature risk-management - that's how our nominees batted in T20Is this year

Freddie Wilde

England in India 2016-17

Root to join England squad after birth of son

Jan 9, 2017: Joe Root is expected to be available for the opening ODI of the series between England and India after missing the start of the tour to witness the birth of his first child

George Dobell


Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell
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