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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

India in England 2018

Who has top-scored more often in Tests - Kohli or Root?

Aug 28, 2018: Virat Kohli has top-scored for India in four out of six innings in the Test series so far, and that streak puts him among the all-time toppers in the list of batsmen who have top-scored most often

S Rajesh

The case for Vince

Aug 27, 2018: Why England ought to play him in the fourth Test, bring in Moeen Ali, and bring back Sam Curran

Mark Nicholas

England news

Joe Root, Jos Buttler sign for Sydney Thunder in 2018-19 BBL

Aug 23, 2018: BBL stint gives England Test captain chance to expand T20 game

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Kohli's magic trick is his suppression of ego

Aug 23, 2018: As India captain, he needs ego in spades, but while on the job, he needs to show none of it. He has succeeded, and how

Mark Nicholas

England v India, 3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Joe Root calls for 'strong response' from England top order

Aug 22, 2018: England captain Joe Root has urged the top order to focus on turning their form around ahead of the fourth Test at Southampton

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England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Stuart Broad hits blast-off to cap England's dominance

Aug 12, 2018: There were the makings of a full Broad 'streak' before rain brought an early tea, but this was the quick bowler at his menacing best

Andrew Miller at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Joe Root cautions against complacency despite India's disarray

Aug 12, 2018: The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely noticed

Melinda Farrell at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Joe Root "chuffed to bits" for Chris Woakes after stunning comeback

Aug 12, 2018: Despite an innings-and-159-run margin, the England captain said it was exciting that the team still had areas they could improve on

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England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

Joe Root deflects captaincy praise onto team-mates and eyes consistency

Aug 8, 2018: The England captain said victory in a tight Test brings "masses of confidence" but is looking for further improvement from his side

Melinda Farrell at Lord's
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