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IPL: England captain Joe Root ‘would love’ chance to join Indian T20 competition

Joe Root has won four of his six Tests as England captain England Test captain Joe Root says he “would love” the opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League. England’s 2018 schedule has most of April and May clear, meaning more players could be made available for the world’s richest T20 competition. “It would be a great opportunity,” said Root. “Ultimately I’m an England player and that comes first. “If things fall into place, who knows, but for now my main focus is doing the best I can when…

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Joe Root: ‘Bold’ England captain stamps authority on side – Graeme Swann

Pint-sized TMS: England take control Second Investec Test, Headingley, day four England 258 & 490-8 dec: Moeen 84, Root 72, Malan 61, Woakes 61* West Indies 427 & 5-0: Brathwaite 4*, Powell 1* West Indies trail by 316 runs Scorecard England captain Joe Root stamped his authority on his team by declaring before the close of day four of the second Test against West Indies, says former player Graeme Swann. Root declared with England on 490-8, setting West Indies an unlikely 322 to win and forcing the tourists to face…

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England v West Indies: Ashes places up for grabs – Joe Root

Joe Root’s England face Jason Holder’s West Indies in three Tests before defending the Ashes in Australia this winter First Investec Test: England v West Indies Venue: Edgbaston Dates: 17-21 August Start: 14:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW & online; in-play highlights & live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app Ashes opportunities will be up for grabs when the first Test against West Indies begins at Edgbaston on Thursday, says England captain Joe Root. Opener…

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England v South Africa: Joe Root says batsmen have respect for Tests

Individuals need to respond – Joe Root New England captain Joe Root says it is “very unfair” to suggest his side’s batsmen “lack respect” in their approach to Test cricket. England were twice bowled out cheaply as they were thrashed by 340 runs in the second Test against South Africa. Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan has been critical of their performances at Trent Bridge on Test Match Special. “We pride ourselves on winning series like this and unfortunately we played poorly this week,” Root said. “We are very disappointed with the…

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England v South Africa: Joe Root scores 184 not out in first Test as skipper

England v South Africa: Joe Root’s unbeaten century rescues England First Investec Test, Lord’s, day one England 357-5: Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46 South Africa: Yet to bat Scorecard Joe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa. Arriving at the crease with England 17-2, the 26-year-old then saw them slump to 74-4. But Root steadied the ship with Ben Stokes and then made hay with Moeen Ali as England closed on…

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England v South Africa: Stuart Broad expects Joe Root’s side to be ‘attacking’

Stuart Broad (left) and Jimmy Anderson (right) are likely to lead the England bowling attack against South Africa England v South Africa, First Test Venue: Lord’s Dates: 6-10 July Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. In-play highlights and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website. Stuart Broad says he is fit and ready to play a role in what he believes will be an attack-minded England Test side under new captain Joe…

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Joe Root: Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Chris Woakes on new England skipper

First Investec Test, England v South Africa Venue: Lord’s Dates: 6-10 July Start: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport app and online; live text commentary and in-play video clips on BBC Sport website & app Listen to a preview of the first Test on BBC Radio 5 live’s Tuffers and Vaughan Cricket Show at 21:00 BST on Monday, 3 July On Thursday, Joseph Edward Root will walk out at Lord’s to toss the coin as the…

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