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Chris Waters: Joe Root now proving England’s man for all formats

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England's Liam Plunkett celebrates after taking a wicket. Pictur: Richard Sellers/PA

Yorkshire’s Liam Plunkett prepared to battle it out for England ODI place

YORKSHIRE’s Liam Plunkett feels at the top of his game as England begin final preparations to bid for only the second global trophy in their history.

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Chris Waters: Easy win proof of England’s strength in depth

AS A pointer towards England’s chances of success in this summer’s Champions Trophy, a three-match series against the West Indies was always going to be of limited value.

England's Jason Roy plays a shot under the watch of West Indies' wicket keeper Shai Hope during their second one day international in Antigua. Picture: AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan

West Indies v England - Jason Roy striving to be Barbados match-winner and seal whitewash

Jason Roy has promised to keep pushing the boundaries for England as Eoin Morgan’s tourists set their sights on a historic 3-0 series win in the West Indies.

England's Jason Roy (left) and Alex Hales (right) celebrate after finishing not out to beat Sri Lanka at Edgbaston last year. Picture: Nigel French/PA

Friends reunited: Alex Hales and Jason Roy set to team up again for England

England’s record-breaking opener Alex Hales is on the verge of a likely comeback in Barbados this week after completing his recovery from a broken hand.

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Tourists will be ruthless, insists Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan wants his team to show their ruthless side by beating the West Indies 3-0 after wrapping up the one-day series in Antigua.

England's bowler Steven Finn, second from left, is greeted by teammates after he caught West Indies' Kieran Powell.

Root steers England to series win despite spin concerns returning

Joe Root and Chris Woakes’s unbroken century stand ensured England overcame another alarming collapse against spin in their series-clinching four-wicket victory over West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

England's captain Eoin Morgan on his way to 107.

Morgan’s century powers England to victory

Eoin Morgan’s 10th one-day international hundred was the key to England’s 45-run victory at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium as they went 1-0 up in their three-match series against West Indies

Former Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie could be coming back to England with Kent. (
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Ex-Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie poised to make shock return to England...with Kent

Jason Gillespie is on the verge of returning to England – but not with Yorkshire, the county he quit just six months ago.

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England's Ben Stokes (right) and Eoin Morgan celebrate an ODI at Trent Bridge in August last year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture : PA.

Golden ticket no substitute for match-winning displays, says Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes’ new-found Indian Premier League riches will never rival the treasured feeling he gets from being a match-winner.

MIXED DAY: England's Ben Stokes. AP/Rajanish Kakade

Big-hitting Ben Stokes gets taste of own medicine in Caribbean

BEN STOKES endured a remarkably mixed first day on England’s tour of the West Indies as one of four batsmen to hit half-centuries only to then also serve up a bizarre over which cost 23 runs in the comfortable victory over a UWI Vice-Chancellor’s XI.

England's Joe Root and Ben Stokes touch fists during an innings together at Lord's in the summer of 2015. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

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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