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'Joe Clarke could be the new Joe Root'

Apr 6, 2018: Kevin Sharp, former batting mentor to England captain, sees encouraging attributes in Worcestershire prodigy

George Dobell

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 5th day

Agonising end to a season of crumbs

Apr 3, 2018: Having failed to break New Zealand's lower-order resistance, England will leave Christchurch with many of the same questions that were on their minds on arrival in Perth more than five months ago

Andrew McGlashan in Christchurch

New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Christchurch, 4th day

Seven fifties, no hundreds

Apr 2, 2018: Despite his consistency with the bat, Joe Root's Test winter has been marked by a failure to convert any of his fifties into a hundred

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ball-tampering scandal

'Warner's not a bad person' - Williamson

Mar 29, 2018: The New Zealand captain also reflected on the importance of their culture, which has been cited as an example to be followed by coach Darren Lehmann in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 5th day

Root wants 'rational thinking' but England need change

Mar 26, 2018: Joe Root may not be having as a bad a time as Steven Smith, but things aren't very rosy for the England captain

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day

Root's pain runs through England

Mar 25, 2018: With three balls to go on the fourth day, Trent Boult was coming to the end of an exacting final burst with the pink ball under lights

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland, 4th day

Boult leaves NZ with seven wickets to get on final day

Mar 25, 2018: Henry Nicholls' unbeaten 145 set up New Zealand's declaration with a 369-run lead, but Mark Stoneman and Joe Root led England's fight late on the fourth day

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

Remodelled Leach emerges stronger for the scrutiny

Mar 21, 2018: Somerset spinner in prime position to fill key England vacancy, after overcoming trauma of suspect action

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root

Mar 20, 2018: Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v England, 1st Test, Auckland

Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation

Mar 20, 2018: Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

New Zealand XI v England XI, Tour match, Hamilton

Root century caps England's improved display

Mar 17, 2018: England completed their four days of preparation in Auckland with a far more convincing batting display than against the pink ball

Andrew McGlashan at Seddon Park

New Zealand XI v England XI, tour match, Hamilton, 2nd day

'A bit of a kick up the backside' - Thorpe

Mar 15, 2018: Liam Livingstone and Joe Root were the only England batsmen to really shine against the pink ball and batting coach Graham Thorpe said it was a reminder of the performances needed

Andrew McGlashan at Seddon Park

New Zealand v England, 4th ODI, Dunedin

Limping Taylor belts 181* in epic New Zealand win

Mar 7, 2018: Ross Taylor produced one of the greatest ODI innings - a large part of it on one leg - to help New Zealand level the series 2-2

The Report by Andrew McGlashan in Dunedin

England in New Zealand 2017-18

Root's T20 dilemma highlights scheduling concerns

Mar 5, 2018: Joe Root's Test and ODI workload threaten to undermine the development of a player who ought to be central to England's World T20 plans in 2020

Andrew McGlashan in Dunedin

England in New Zealand

Root to discuss Stokes' Test vice-captaincy

Mar 1, 2018: James Anderson took over the role for the Ashes in Stokes' absence, but the allrounder's return to the fold for the New Zealand tour means it is a situation that needs to be addressed

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

England news

Hales, Rashid still have Test future - Root

Feb 25, 2018: Joe Root, England's Test captain, has said he blames the system, not the individuals, for the growing trend towards white-ball specialisation

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 5th ODI, Perth

Curran's five-for steals thrilling win for England

Jan 28, 2018: A shattering spell of reverse swing by Tom Curran foiled Australia's chase of a modest total as England took the one-day series 4-1

The Report by Daniel Brettig

IPL 2018

Stokes, Woakes, Archer in the IPL money; Root ignored

Jan 27, 2018: England players have so far enjoyed mixed results on the first day of the IPL mega auction in Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in Australia and NZ, T20 Tri-series

Root withdrawn from England T20s as IPL looms

Jan 22, 2018: Joe Root has been withdrawn from England's T20 squad in Australia and New Zealand next month, as he prepares to enter the IPL auction

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Brisbane

All-round Root stars as England take 2-0 lead

Jan 19, 2018: England's spinners - including Joe Root - played a starring role to help set-up victory before half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales launched the chase

The Report by Daniel Brettig
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