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Why shouldn't the captain get the coach of his choice?

Jul 23, 2017: If you have the right person to lead the team on the field, the rest will follow

Ian Chappell

It's time to rediscover Test-match batting

Jul 19, 2017: England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention

Mark Nicholas

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Root shocked by Vaughan condemnation of England's 'lack of respect' for Test cricket

Jul 17, 2017: Michael Vaughan, Joe Root's boyhood hero, has branded England's batting "appalling" and suggested it was born from "a lack of respect" for the values of Test cricket.

George Dobell

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

England on the ropes as they begin long trek towards target of 474

Jul 16, 2017: South Africa squeezed the pulp from England's attack in the second Investec Test with a resolution that has set them up for victory at Trent Bridge, and potentially left a few psychological marks

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

South Africa take control after Root dismissal sparks collapse

Jul 15, 2017: Faf du Plessis had cause to anticipate a satisfying return to the Test captaincy as South Africa took a potentially decisive first-innings lead of 130

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day

England ride luck as Root learns ropes

Jul 14, 2017: Things were never going to be as easy as Lord's but Joe Root looked up to the demands of captaincy as England battled in the field

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge

Cook gets acquainted to life back in England's ranks

Jul 12, 2017: Alastair Cook insists he has no regrets after giving up the England captaincy, but admitted there were just a couple of poignant moments during the Lord's Test

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

When Moeen trumped Sobers, and most wickets in a day

Jul 11, 2017: Was Joe Root's 190 the highest score by a batsman in his first Test as captain?

Steven Lynch

ICC news

Moeen pips Stokes in allrounder's rankings

Jul 10, 2017: Moeen Ali has leapfrogged his team-mate Ben Stokes to be ranked as England's leading allrounder, following his triumphant performance in the first Test against South Africa at Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Root deflects attention onto team-mates for victorious captaincy debut

Jul 9, 2017: Joe Root was eager to take the attention off himself after winning his first Test as England captain, saying his team-mates showed a lot of 'character' in a 211-run victory over South Africa at Lord's

George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Confident Root shows early shoots of a bountiful reign

Jul 8, 2017: These are early days in the reign of Root, but the signs are already promising. George Dobell runs the rule over his first three days in charge

George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Root digs deep on captaincy debut as fortune favours the brave

Jul 6, 2017: Joe Root battled through a cold to register an unbeaten century on his first day as England captain. It was an unyielding illustration of the drive he will bring to the job

George Dobell at Lord's

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's

Root lays down a marker like few others

Jul 6, 2017: A host of new pre-match duties; his openers dismissed early; the walk through the Long Room as England's captain; a sticky start with the bat. But, then, Joe Root commanded Lord's

Mark Nicholas

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

England seize day as Root launches captaincy with 184*

Jul 6, 2017: Joe Root finished his first day as England's captain on an unbeaten 184 as England fought back from a poor start at Lord's to finish in a strong position

The Report by Alan Gardner

My summer watching the big four

Jun 30, 2017: Kohli, Root, Williamson and Smith have indisputably been top of the batting heap for four years now. They were all on show in England this year

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa in England 2017

'Root's positivity will come through in his captaincy' - Bayliss

Jun 29, 2017: Trevor Bayliss, England's head coach, has backed Joe Root to bring the same positive intent to his captaincy that he has always brought to his batting

Andrew Miller

Champions Trophy 2017

England must learn from missing 'golden chance' - Root

Jun 15, 2017: Joe Root admitted England had let a 'golden opportunity' to claim a first global one-day title slip away when they slumped to defeat against Pakistan

Andrew McGlashan

Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals

Jun 7, 2017: England are first team to book berth in semis after thrashing New Zealand and Bangladesh

ESPNcricinfo staff

Root, Hales power England to eight-wicket win

Jun 2, 2017: Joe Root led the way with a career-best 129-ball 133

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy 2017

Class and elegance, the Root way

Jun 1, 2017: Joe Root showed off his limited-overs repertoire with another innings laden with delectable strokes

Nikhil Kalro
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