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Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, 5th day, Kandy

Joe Root praises team for 'bold and courageous' victory

Nov 18, 2018: Captain takes pride in leading from the front as England seal first series win in Asia for six years

Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Brilliant but a bit bonkers: How Joe Root's rollicking hundred marks the end of England's history

Nov 16, 2018: No more Mr Reticent. England's captain shows his team how he wants his Test innings to be compiled from hereon in

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

'Reverse swan' Root praises England for sticking to attacking mindset

Nov 16, 2018: Captain's brilliant second-innings hundred helps carry England into a position of authority on the third day

Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele

Joe Root receives ICC demerit point after being found guilty of dissent

Nov 15, 2018: England captain 'shook his head and then kicked the turf' after unsuccessful appeal against Dilruwan Perera

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Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Pallekele

England must seize chance to achieve special series win

Nov 13, 2018: The team is a work in progress, but a rare series win in Asia is very much there for the taking

George Dobell at Pallekele

Herath's goodbye, Root's hello

Nov 10, 2018: It was a less than memorable goodbye for a legend. For England's captain, it's all coming up roses

Mark Nicholas

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle

Joe Root praises England's game awareness after memorable Galle victory

Nov 9, 2018: Marshalling bowling attack was "great fun" says England captain, as he reflects on 211-run win

Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle

England contemplate change but must be ruthless to end winless overseas run

Nov 4, 2018: Joe Root has called for his players to "show courage" and "take risks" but they must also do the basics well if they are to win away for the first time since 2016

George Dobell in Galle

SL Board XI vs England, warm-up match, 2nd day, Colombo

Joe Root and Rory Burns show encouraging form in drawn warm-up game

Oct 31, 2018: There was a fifty for Moeen Ali, too, but Joe Denly and Keaton Jennings were less convincing in their stints at the crease

The Report by George Dobell in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Dambulla

Joe Root keen for England to continue their spin revolution

Oct 12, 2018: Over the last three years, the ODI side that has fared the best against spin is India. Second on that list, and only by a whisker, are England

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dambulla

Sri Lanka Board XI v England XI, P Sara Oval

Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis enlivens England warm-up saunter

Oct 5, 2018: The left-arm/right-arm spinner couldn't prevent Joe Root and Eoin Morgan finding their form in England's first outing of the tour

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Living the last of Alastair Cook's Test match life

Sep 12, 2018: He finished as he began, with a century. The game is better for his place in its history

Mark Nicholas

England v India, 5th Test, The Oval

When in doubt, give the ball to James Anderson

Sep 11, 2018: India still had a lot of runs to get, but a miracle chase was being talked about when Joe Root recalled his main man. Once again, he delivered

George Dobell

Alastair Cook retires

There will never be another Alastair Cook, says Joe Root

Sep 6, 2018: On the eve of his final Test, Alastair Cook was spoken of with great admiration by the man who took over from him as captain

George Dobell at The Oval

India in England 2018

Trevor Bayliss braces for top-order void as England seal series with questions galore

Sep 3, 2018: Trevor Bayliss has admitted England are no closer to settling on their top-order batting line-up despite winning the Test series against India

George Dobell

England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

The best Moeen Ali has ever bowled - Joe Root

Sep 2, 2018: Moeen, who was named Man of the Match, took four wickets in the second innings, including the key scalp of Virat Kohli

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England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Joe Root moved himself back to No.4 for 'good of the team'

Sep 2, 2018: Root has batted at No. 3 throughout the English summer but says he made a "spur of the moment decision"

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England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Positional wranglings, on and off the field, leave England unbalanced and vulnerable

Sep 1, 2018: Joe Root's reluctance to bat at No.3, and a surfeit of middle-order candidates, epitomises a team lacking in strategy

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Ian Bell's timing seductive but England need more than quick fixes

Aug 30, 2018: Batting was tricky in the morning session, against a fine India attack, but the brittleness of England's top order was on stark view

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 4th Test, Ageas Bowl

Are England an accident waiting to happen or a grand design?

Aug 29, 2018: It has been a far from simple build-up for Joe Root with injury and form concerns to deal with. The final XI looks exciting, but also a gamble

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl
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