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Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Root provides Sri Lanka spark

Jun 24, 2014: As Sri Lanka sought a famous victory, Joe Root's words to Angelo Mathews were a pin prick that triggered an explosion

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Plenty of ticks for England selectors

Jun 16, 2014: England's new era selections in detail after the first Test at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v SL, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

England encounter the pleasure and the pain

Jun 13, 2014: England's future was revealed as they took to the field against Sri Lanka and it proved as expected to be a mixed bag

Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Sri Lanka solid after Root's double-ton

Jun 13, 2014: Dip your bread, Joe Root will have been told since childhood on batting days like this. Like Oliver Twist, he dipped his bread and then asked to dip it some more

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

A nod to the future for Root and England

Jun 12, 2014: This was one day at the start of a long summer but after a long and painful winter it was a day for England to enjoy the sunshine

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Root ton caps England's revival

Jun 12, 2014: Joe Root scored his third Test century and Matt Prior made a typically belligerent 76 not out during an unbroken stand that took the game away from Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Lord's

Root thinks differently to down Dilshan

May 31, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the 4th ODI

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

Sri Lanka in England 2014

England defeat 'embarrassing' - Root

May 26, 2014: Joe Root has admitted that England's 157-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the second ODI was "embarrassing" and said improved performances are required to keep the paying public interested

ESPNcricinfo staff

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Lord's, 2nd day

Yorkshire show virtues of taking Root

Apr 28, 2014: Solid second innings batting by Yorkshire, led by Joe Root and Adam Lyth, has put the visitors in a very strong position at Lord's

George Dobell at Lord's

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Lord's, 1st day

Root's return burdened by captaincy

Apr 27, 2014: Joe Root, making his first-class return after sustaining a broken thumb in Antigua, found himself promoted to the captaincy against Middlesex

George Dobell at Lord's

County news

Chapple to take charge at Lancashire

Apr 25, 2014: Glen Chapple, Lancashire's captain and veteran attack leader, will take charge of the first team for the rest of the season, stepping up to fill the gap left by Peter Moores' appointment as England coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2014

Joe Root

Apr 9, 2014: It's Root's precious run-harvesting that has most excited observers

Chris Waters

County news

Root plans happier purple patch

Apr 7, 2014: Joe Root beat a rapid retreat from Yorkshire's season opening media event at Headingley for an x-ray on a broken thumb that for much of the past month has born a similarity to Yorkshire's startling new purple one-day kit

Les Smith

West Indies v England, 2nd T20, Barbados

An age-old problem for England

Mar 10, 2014: England will probably make at least two changes to their team for the second T20 against West Indies, but it may be a case of papering over cracks

George Dobell in Barbados

World T20 news

Root ruled out of World T20

Mar 10, 2014: Joe Root has, as expected, been ruled out of the World T20 due to the broken thumb which forced him to leave the tour of West Indies last week

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in West Indies 2013-14

Root set to miss World T20

Mar 6, 2014: Joe Root has been ruled out of the Twenty20 series against West Indies and, in all probability, the World Twenty20 to follow after x-rays revealed he had suffered a broken thumb in the deciding ODI in Antigua

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua

England spring shoots of regrowth

Mar 6, 2014: Victory in a short and, at times, low quality one-day series should not be over-hyped but all recoveries have to start somewhere and England's may just have begun in Antigua

George Dobell in Antigua

West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua

Root's pain

Mar 5, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents plays of the day from the deciding one-day international between West Indies and England

Andrew McGlashan

UWI Vice Chancellor's XI v England XI, Tour match, Antigua

Root hits ton but Corbin makes England work

Feb 25, 2014: Joe Root warmed up for the one-day series against West Indies with an unbeaten 104, but England were given a scare by Kyle Corbin who struck a powerful century

ESPNcricinfo staff
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