International Cricket

Dream Team: Former rivals Joe Root and Ben Stokes join forces to lead England’s bid for the top

Streamlined Ben Stokes will be the most reassuring figure of all for Joe Root when he arrives for his first day of Test cricket as England’s new captain this summer.

MAIN MAN: Yorkshire's Joe Root, the new Test captain of England, at last week's photo call at Headingley. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Nick Westby: Natural selection – Why Joe Root was the perfect candidate for England captain

In the not too dim and distant past, my predecessor as sports editor beckoned me into his windowless office and dispatched me to Nottinghamshire.

England have announced Joe Root as their new Test captain . (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire).

Yorkshire’s England legacy: The White Rose cricketers Joe Root follows into captaincy

Joe Root has succeeded Alastair Cook as England Test captain and becomes the sixth Yorkshire player in the post-war era to be given the honour.

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A fresh-faced Joe Root at Yorkshire's photocall in 2010. (Picture: Vaughn Ridley/SWPix)

From Yorkshire scholar to the England captaincy - the rise of Joe Root

Joe Root will be named as the new England captain on Monday. Here The Yorkshire Post chronicles the Sheffield batsman’s rise to the top.

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‘Humbled and privileged’: Joe Root handed England captaincy

Yorkshireman Joe Root has been named as the new England cricket captain.

Joe Root is in contention to be the next England captain.

Stuart Broad coy over England captaincy as Joe Root waits to learn his fate

Stuart Broad was giving little away when asked yesterday if he wants to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

OVER TO YOU JOE? Favourite for the England captaincy role Joe Root, left, and outgoing skipper Alastair Cook. Picture: PA.

England’s next captain? Everything you need to know about Yorkshire’s Joe Root ... well, almost

JOE ROOT has emerged as the early front-runner to become the next Test match captain for England after Alastair Cook stepped down from the role on Monday.

Former England captain Alastair Cook pictured at Lords yesterday where he discussed his decision to step down from the role. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA).

New voice could give timely lift England, admits Alastair Cook

ALASTAIR COOk sensed his England team was “stagnating” under his leadership and needed a fresh voice as captain.


CricketTalk: End of an era sees Alastair Cook leave door open for Yorkshire’s Joe Root

ALASTAIR COOK bowed to what seemed the inevitable on Monday this week when he stood down as England’s Test match captain after 59 games in charge.

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Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.


Joe Root in line to be England captain after Alastair Cook stands down

ALASTAIR COOK has stepped down as England Test captain, paving the way for Yorkshire’s Joe Root to be named as his successor.

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India's Yuzvendra Chahal, third left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of England's Sam Billings, left, during their third Twenty20 international cricket match at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Eight for eight - England suffer almighty collapse in India

England bowed out of their tour of India with an astonishing collapse in their Twenty20 decider in Bangalore, routed by 75 runs to make it three series defeats in three draining months.

Gary Ballance in the nets at Yorkshire CCC (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Big Interview: Quiet man Gary Ballance will lead Yorkshire CCC by example

GARY BALLANCE could be forgiven for feeling somewhat glum after a frustrating winter at international level.

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England's batsman Keaton Jennings raises his bat after scoring a century against India.

Jennings hopes father Ray will visit Lord’s after missing debut

Keaton Jennings is refusing to bank on keeping his place for England’s next Test – but if he does face his native country South Africa at Lord’s he will do all he can to convince his dad Ray to come and watch him this time.

Joe Root plays a shot on his way to 46 not out against India at Green Park stadium in Kanpur. Picture: AP/Altaf Qadri.

Sudden impact: Yorkshire’s Joe Root returns to help guide England to T20 victory over India

JOE ROOT was delighted to make an impact on his return to the England limited-overs team and hailed them for taking an early advantage in the three-match T20 series with India.

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BACK IN THE FOLD: Yorkshire's Joe Root returns for England's T20 clash against India on Thursday.

India v England: Big prize in Eoin Morgan’s sights as Joe Root returns to fold

England may be moving on from 50-over cricket to Twenty20 in Kanpur but captain Eoin Morgan still has his eyes on the prize that is the Champions Trophy.

Bangladesh's captain Mushfiqur Rahim, right (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Bygones: Recalling how Yorkshire bowler sobered up to shock the Aussies

BARELY a week goes by these days without some sort of cricketing record falling by the wayside, and last week was no different.

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New era at Edgbaston as Giles keen to promote Asian talent

Ashley Giles is determined to make the most of untapped resources in the British Asian talent pool as he begins a new era at Edgbaston.

England's Alex Hales

India v England: England’s Hales left sidelined with hand injury

England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of England’s limited-overs tour of India with a broken right hand and is also touch and go for next month’s trip to the West Indies.

India's Yuvraj Singh raises his bat and helmet to celebrate scoring hundred runs against England in Cuttack on Thursday. Picture: AP/Aijaz Rahi

Chris Waters: Yuvraj Singh proves age no barrier as he silences the doubters

EVERYONE remembers the name of the first Indian batsman to play for Yorkshire.

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