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Lancashire v Yorkshire, Vitality Blast, North Group, Old Trafford

Liam Livingstone outdoes Joe Root as Lancashire clinch last-ball Roses win

Jul 20, 2018: Lancashire took the spoils in front of a record home crowd despite Joe Root's late-innings heroics and a thrilling finish at Old Trafford

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

India in England 2018

Joe Root's trust in his game results in timely Test boost

Jul 18, 2018: After scoring his first hundreds of the summer, England's Test captain can approach the challenge of India with faith in his game restored

Alan Gardner

India tour of Ireland and England, 2018

Kohli reaches career high; Root vaults to second place

Jul 18, 2018: Kuldeep breaks into the bowlers' top 10 rankings for the first time, rising to sixth place

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 2nd ODI, Lord's

Joe Root proves there's no need for him to change

Jul 14, 2018: Set alongside the performances of David Willey and Moeen Ali, this was a highly encouraging fightback from England

George Dobell at Lord's

England v India, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

Joe Root still believes he has a T20 future despite England axe

Jul 11, 2018: But World Cup and Test priorities may mean T20 chances remain limited for England batsman

George Dobell

England v India, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

Alex Hales appears likely fall guy for Ben Stokes' ODI return

Jul 11, 2018: He has broken records on his home ground, and his last innings at Trent Bridge was 147, but it may not be enough for Hales to keep his place

George Dobell

India in England 2018

Joe Root will bounce back from T20 dropping - Paul Farbrace

Jul 9, 2018: 'Runs are the currency', says assistant coach, as clamour for white-ball batting berths hots up

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 3rd T20I, Bristol

India lay down their marker as spin takes a backseat

Jul 8, 2018: England's T20 side is in a far less developed state than their ODI outfit, but it was a chastening defeat in Bristol where they saw a strong position blown away

George Dobell in Bristol

England v India

Joe Root's T20 position safe despite Ben Stokes' return nearing

Jun 28, 2018: Paul Farbrace, who is standing in as head coach for the T20s, insisted that "Root always plays" amid the battle for top-order batting places in the England side

George Dobell

England v Australia, only T20I, Edgbaston

Pressure for batting places hots up as Jos Buttler vaults to head of England's T20 queue

Jun 26, 2018: Interim coach plays down importance of four-match spell in charge of T20 team, but earmarks long-term role

George Dobell at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 4th ODI, Chester-le-Street

How do England follow 481? 500 or bust?

Jun 20, 2018: England are on the hunt for a whitewash, Australia are looking to save face after their record hammering at Trent Bridge

Preview by Andrew McGlashan

England v Australia, 1st ODI, The Oval

Spirited Australia can't mask batting frailties as Moeen Ali spins England to victory

Jun 13, 2018: England put their recent indignities behind them to steal a march in the first ODI at The Kia Oval

The Report by Andrew Miller

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Chasing the left-armer catches up with Joe Root again

Jun 2, 2018: The England captain didn't quite get far enough for another conversation about conversion, but there was still familiarity in how his innings ended

Osman Samiuddin at Headingley

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Headingley

Joe Root defends Trevor Bayliss as vultures begin to circle around Test coach

May 31, 2018: England captain insists that a change of coach would be a 'knee-jerk' reaction, and says it's up to the team to improve

George Dobell at Headingley

England's top-order woes

From Nick Compton to Mark Stoneman: England's opening merry-go-round

May 30, 2018: It has been nearly six years since England had a long-term stable opening partnership in Test cricket

George Dobell

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Trevor Bayliss tells England batsmen to have 'a good, hard look at themselves'

May 27, 2018: The England coach accepted that progress "was taking longer than we would have liked" after a sixth defeat in eight Tests

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Dobell: England's stagnated Test side must show progress

May 23, 2018: Joe Root enters his second season as Test captain with England having many of the same questions to answer as 12 months ago

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

Joe Root: No. 3 move is about taking responsibility

May 17, 2018: The England captain's move up the order is part of a significant reshuffle of the Test batting line-up at the start of the season

Andrew McGlashan

Surrey v Yorkshire, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Teenage heartache for Root as Surrey's youngsters torment England captain

May 13, 2018: Sam Curran and Amar Virdi dismissed Joe Root on the same day as Surrey closed in on their first victory against Yorkshire at Kia Oval since 2001

ECB Reporters Network

The 100-ball proposal

The Hundred 'will bring new people to cricket' - Root

Apr 24, 2018: Joe Root, England's Test captain, has welcomed ECB plans for a new-team competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a "completely new audience"

George Dobell
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