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
Shoaib Akhtar has picked the best among the cricket's current fab four - Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Joe Root.
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