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Joe Root to bat at No. 4 in Test, confirms England captain Ben Stokes
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Joe Root to bat at No. 4 in Test, confirms England captain Ben Stokes

The new England captain believes Joe Root will now average 90 once he bats at No. 4.

Joe Root vows to be with new England skipper Ben Stokes 'every step of the way'
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Joe Root vows to be with new England skipper Ben Stokes 'every step of the way'

The 30-year-old Stokes, who served as Root's deputy, was the overwhelming favourite to take charge of a struggling team that have won just one of their past 17 Test matches.

'A warrior who was born to lead': Twitter lauds Ben Stokes' appointment as England men's Test team captain
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'A warrior who was born to lead': Twitter lauds Ben Stokes' appointment as England men's Test team captain

After the appointment, Stokes thanked the ECB for giving him the honour of leading the side. He has also expressed his respect for Root and thanked him for his immense contribution to the England Cricket.

Ben Stokes replaces Joe Root as England Test captain
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Ben Stokes replaces Joe Root as England Test captain

Joe Root resigned from the position after a hammering 4-0 loss in the Ashes followed by a 1-0 defeat in the West Indies.

Joe Root, Lizelle Lee named Wisden's leading cricketers in the world
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Joe Root, Lizelle Lee named Wisden's leading cricketers in the world

India captain Rohit Sharma and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been named among five players in Wisden's 'Cricketers of the Year' in the 2022 edition of the Almanack.

‘Very sorry it’s ended like this’: Twitter reacts as Joe Root steps down as England Test team captain
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‘Very sorry it’s ended like this’: Twitter reacts as Joe Root steps down as England Test team captain

Joe Root's captaincy has come under scrutiny with England having only won just one of their last 17 Test matches — the country's worst run since the 1980s.

'Most challenging decision': Joe Root resigns as England Test team captain after torrid run
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'Most challenging decision': Joe Root resigns as England Test team captain after torrid run

Joe Root led England to a number of notable series victories, including a 4-1 home win over India in 2018 and a 3-1 triumph away to South Africa in 2019/20.

Shane Watson picks Virat Kohli as best Test batter ahead of Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson
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Shane Watson picks Virat Kohli as best Test batter ahead of Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has picked Virat Kohli as the best batter among the ‘big five’ in Test cricket, preferring to not read much into the Indian maestro’s failure to score a hundred since November 2019.

Michael Vaughan says Joe Root should step down as England captain
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Michael Vaughan says Joe Root should step down as England captain

Root's position is under the spotlight after a 1-0 series defeat which came on the back of a woeful 4-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia.

Explained: Why England cricket team faces questions over future
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Explained: Why England cricket team faces questions over future

The English cricket team is in disarray, with what can only be described as its winter of discontent capped by a 10-wicket loss to the West Indies on Sunday that sealed a fifth straight series defeat.

Joe Root's future as England captain in doubt after West Indies rout
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Joe Root's future as England captain in doubt after West Indies rout

Joe Root has now overseen just one win in 17 Tests and has failed to lead England to a series victory in his last five attempts.

Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test Day 3 at Grenada: Hosts beat visitors by 10 wickets
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Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test Day 3 at Grenada: Hosts beat visitors by 10 wickets

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary on Day 3 of the third and final Test between West Indies and England

Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test Day 2 at Grenada, Full Cricket Score: Windies lead by 28 runs
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Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test Day 2 at Grenada, Full Cricket Score: Windies lead by 28 runs

Follow the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary on Day 2 of the third and final Test between West Indies and England

West Indies vs England: Stubborn Kraigg Brathwaite helps Windies secure draw in second Test at Barbados
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West Indies vs England: Stubborn Kraigg Brathwaite helps Windies secure draw in second Test at Barbados

West Indies captain's unbeaten second innings half-century ensured another draw on the final day of the second Test against England at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

West Indies vs England: Root, Stokes smash tons as visitors post mammoth total on Day 2
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West Indies vs England: Root, Stokes smash tons as visitors post mammoth total on Day 2

Joe Root and Ben Stokes scored 153 and 120 respectively to help England post 507/9 declared, with the West Indians finishing the day 436 runs behind after losing the wicket of John Campbell early.

West Indies vs England: Joe Root and Dan Lawrence put visitors in command at Barbados against Windies
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West Indies vs England: Joe Root and Dan Lawrence put visitors in command at Barbados against Windies

Joe Root's 164-run third-wicket stand with Dan Lawrence turned the screws on a West Indies team that contributed to its own plight.

West Indies vs England: Carlos Brathwaite accuses Joe Root of being 'disrespectful'
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West Indies vs England: Carlos Brathwaite accuses Joe Root of being 'disrespectful'

The visitors showed no desire to call it early, despite the day's remaining overs dwindling after West Indies were reduced to 67/4 early on in the day.

West Indies vs England: Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Holder defy visitors to ensure a draw for Windies in first Test
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West Indies vs England: Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Holder defy visitors to ensure a draw for Windies in first Test

Nkrumah Bonner and former captain Jason Holder defied the visitors for more than two hours in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 80 off 35 overs to see the home side to safety.

West Indies vs England: Ton-up Zak Crawley, Joe Root put visitors in charge of first Test
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West Indies vs England: Ton-up Zak Crawley, Joe Root put visitors in charge of first Test

Zak Crawley's undefeated Test century and a composed, unbeaten 84 by Joe Root pushed England towards safety at 217 for one in their second innings.