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
Former England cricketer Monty Panesar, in an exclusive interview with India TV Cricket, revealed how India can stop Joe Root in Headingley.
Skipper Joe Root scored a superb double century in his 100th Test as England continued to frustrate India, amassing 555 for eight by stumps on the second day of the first Test on Saturday. The 30-year-old Root became the first player to notch up a double ton in his 100th Test on the way to his 218 off 377 balls, while Ben Stokes hit a counter-attacking 82 off 118 balls, studded with 10 fours and three sixes.
England captain Joe Root slammed his fifth double-century during the second day of the ongoing Test against India in Chennai.
Joe Root and Dom Sibley put England in control of the first Test, forming a stunning 200-run partnership on the opening day of the match against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on February 05. While addressing post-match press conference, England skipper Root said scored 100 on my 100th test match, feeling "very special". At stumps, England's score read 263/3, with Root playing on 128 runs. However, India ended the day on a high as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Sibley (87) in the 90th over.
India skipper Virat Kohli lauded the team and its youngsters for their historic series win in Australia. Only days after Kohli had gone on a paternity leave following the disastrous first Test in Adelaide, Rahane led an injury-ravaged Indian team to a 2-1 series victory.
The England Cricket Team was seen sweating it in practice session ahead of first test match on February 04. The first test match will take place between England and India from February 05 to February 09 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The England Team is in India to play four test matches. It will be followed by five T20Is and three ODIs. While addressing a virtual press conference on February 04 ahead of the first test match between England and India, the batsman of England Cricket Team, Joe Root spoke about India-Australia series. Root said, "A lot of sides (squad) around will look at that (India-Australia series) that just happened in Australia. Huge credit to India for going there and winning as it is a very difficult place to win." "Do your job as the best as you can and keep working together as a unit," he added.
England skipper Joe Root continued his mastery over spinners on the sub-continent, reaching a second consecutive hundred and helping the tourists reach a dominant total on third day of the second Test at Galle. Root also passed Kevin Pietersen’s tally to become England’s fifth highest run getter.
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England and Australia's rivalry go back to 1882 and with every passing series, it has intensified. This year's series will be the 71st and currently, the Aussies have the coveted urn, which they won in 2016-17.
Following India's win in the three-match T20I series and England's victory in the three-match ODI rubber, the mind games have begun ahead of the five-match Test series, starting August 1. During the third ODI, Joe Root decided to 'drop the bat' after leading the Three Lions to the victory at Headingley, Leeds. Many notions can be made out of the gesture but one thing is for sure, Root ensured Virat Kohli looked on. For more sports news and updates: https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports