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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

A tale of two Yorkshire lads

Feb 14, 2014: The careers of two present-day England players have been noticeably intertwined since their days in youth cricket

Matthew Bremner

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Adelaide

Australia hit back for five-run win

Jan 26, 2014: Brilliant for much of this summer, Australia settled for simply being the lucky country on their national day, as a fortuitous moment at the pointy end of the final ODI effectively handed the hosts a fourth limited-overs victory out of five

The Report by Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

England in Australia 2013-14

Tough times for Finn and Root

Jan 15, 2014: England at least have a win under their belt heading into the second one-day international, but Steve Finn has joined the list of those to head home early and Joe Root may have to be dropped

Vithushan Ehantharajah

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Mighty young Joe

Dec 8, 2013: He stood up to Mitchell Johnson and showed the fight England and their fans needed. Joe Root was the boy who wouldn't back down

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Root fights but Australia tighten grip

Dec 8, 2013: As Joe Root led a stubborn England rearguard action in a third Test that logically seems as good as lost, perhaps the name of Faf du Plessis occasionally sustained him. It was du Plessis who stonewalled for seven-and-a-half hours on this ground a year ago

The Report by David Hopps at Adelaide Oval

The Ashes 2013-14

Bring on the bouncers - Root

Dec 1, 2013: Joe Root is prepared for Australia's physical challenge having been hardened for the task in Adelaide grade cricket

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Root most likely solution for No. 3

Nov 26, 2013: Joe Root is the likeliest solution to England's issue of who will bat No. 3 in the second Test in Adelaide after Jonathan Trott's return to England with a stress-related illness.

David Hopps

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Root relaxed about return to No. 6

Nov 16, 2013: Unfussy, unfazed and uninterested in speculating, England No. 6 Joe Root sounds a lot like England opener Joe Root did during the northern summer

Daniel Brettig

Invitational XI v England XI, Tour match, SCG

Root, Bairstow encourage England

Nov 15, 2013: For an hour or so, Joe Root's little finger was of almost as much interest to England on day three of the tour match in Sydney as Kevin Pietersen's knee and Matt Prior's calf have been for most of the week

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Carberry gains from Flower's ruthless call

Nov 10, 2013: England's batting order has lost some of its stability with Alastair Cook set to have his third opening partner of the year and Michael Carberry's resurgence has surely shut the door on Nick Compton

Andrew McGlashan

Australia A v England XI, Tour match, Hobart

Cook open to batting reshuffle

Nov 5, 2013: England will ponder a shuffle of their Test match batting order before the return Ashes encounter begins in Brisbane

Daniel Brettig in Hobart
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