As England all-time leading Test cricket run-scorer Alastair Cook stepped down from captaincy after the 2016-17 tour of India, Joe Root was all set to take the charge of the Three Lions. Right from a young age, Root displayed tremendous maturity to acclaim himself to be a leader of the lot. However, along with the authority, came a heap of responsibilities. He remained consistent but started receiving constant criticism for poor conversion rate of century from a fifty. He made his Test debut against India at Nagpur in December 2012, followed by T20I beginning at Mumbai. He played his first ODI match in the same series against Inia at Rajkot in January 2013.read more
Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 46 in his final test innings as England reached 114-2 at stumps Sunday on day three for a 154-run lead over India in the fifth test.
Curran anchored the England innings with a determined 78 as he shared 81 runs with Moeen Ali (40) and 63 runs with Stuart Broad (17) for the seventh and ninth wickets respectively.
Despite rain consuming the larger part of play, England started the second Test on a bright note as they bundled out India for 107 in the first innings, courtesy of James Anderson's 5/20.
Kohli's 149, which will rank amongst one of the finest hundreds by an Indian batsman on English soil, enabled the visitors to reach 274 thereby bringing down the first innings deficit to only 13 runs.
England scripted a remarkable turnaround in the limited over series against India by clinching the three-match ODI rubber 2-1.
England had a field time out as they get their revenge by inflicting an all-out on the visitors, thrashing the Men in Blue by 86 runs at Lord's to level the three-match series 1-1.
Pat Cummins picked up two vital wickets to restore some confidence in Australia's pace trio after a pair of unheralded batsmen grinded through most of the opening day of the Ashes series to help England reach 196/4 at stumps.