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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

England

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

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 1st day

Root takes the hard road to renewed success

Dec 16, 2016: Joe Root feels a session batting on a road inside the Chepauk stadium had helped him rediscover his fluency ahead of the fifth Test in Chennai

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai, 5th day

Root 'ready to captain' but Cook won't make hasty decision

Dec 12, 2016: Joe Root is "ready to captain England" according to Alastair Cook but the current skipper will take time to assess his future after the India series is finished

George Dobell

India v England, 4th Test, Mumbai

Cook's XI - his opening partners since Strauss

Dec 7, 2016: Keaton Jennings will be Alastair Cook's 11th opening partner since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012. ESPNcricinfo takes a look at the men who've had the call

George Dobell in Mumbai

England in India 2016-17

Root gives Cook full backing to continue as captain

Dec 1, 2016: Joe Root says that he hopes that Alastair Cook will continue as England's captain for "years to come"

George Dobell

England in India 2016-17

Root calls on Hameed to keep improving

Dec 1, 2016: Haseeb Hameed has been urged not to rest on his laurels following the impressive start to his Test career

George Dobell

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 4th day

India's all-round show earns 2-0 lead

Nov 29, 2016: It took, perhaps, a little longer than may have been expected but India duly cantered to an eight-wicket victory in Mohali and unassailable 2-0 lead in the series

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

Nov 28, 2016: England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali
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