Joe Root

  • Joe Root to stay at Yorkshire for two more years 07-04-2014 07:51 PM

    England batsman Joe Root has signed a new contract with his native county of Yorkshire that will keep him at Headingley for at least another two years, the club announced Monday. The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a broken thumb and has missed the start of the new county season...
  • World T20: Broad looks for new England era after tough winter 30-03-2014 09:37 AM

    Chittagong: Stuart Broad looked forward to a new England era after a miserable winter ended with a World Twenty20 exit in Chittagong on Saturday. England went down by three runs in a pulsating Super-10 stage Group One match against South Africa, going out of the semi-final race after two defeats...
  • Injured Luke Wright ruled out of World Twenty20 22-03-2014 01:12 PM

    England allrounder Luke Wright will miss the World Twenty20 with a side strain and Craig Kieswetter will replace him in the side, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Saturday. Barely hours before the already-depleted English side begin their Super 10 campaign against New Zealand in Chittagong, 29-year-old Wright joined...
  • Injured Joe Root out of World Twenty20 10-03-2014 11:53 PM

    England batsman Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and be replaced by Ian Bell, the International Cricket Council announced on Monday. Rising Yorkshire star Root, 23, broke his thumb batting against the West Indies in last week's one-day international in Antigua and England officials have decided he...
  • Joe Root doubtful for World T20 with thumb injury 07-03-2014 08:43 AM

    England batsman Joe Root is a major doubt for the World Twenty20 tournament this month after fracturing his thumb during England's one-day series clincher in the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said Root was returning home from the Caribbean. "Joe Root has a fractured thumb and...
  • 3rd ODI: England defeat West Indies by 25 runs, clinch series 2-1 06-03-2014 03:18 AM

    Joe Root completed his first one-day international century to help guide England to a 25-run victory over West Indies on Wednesday in the deciding match of their three-game series in Antigua. Root made 107 off 122 balls to help the tourists compile an imposing total of 303 for six after...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 29-01-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened 17-01-2014 08:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the...
  • DRS in the spotlight again after Root dismissal 14-12-2013 06:18 PM

    Perth: The International Cricket Council's controversial decision review system was in the spotlight again on the second day of the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground on Saturday. England were left disappointed when emerging batsmen Joe Root was given out caught behind by umpire Marais Erasmus at a crucial...
  • England's mantra must be: 'Thou shalt not hook' 10-12-2013 09:28 AM

    Adelaide: England captain Alastair Cook has called on his players to search their souls for hidden resolve and dig themselves out of the deepest of Ashes holes, but mining reserves of character may not be enough to counter Mitchell Johnson on Perth's WACA pitch. Bullied by the left-arm seamer in...
  • 2nd Ashes Test, Day 5: as it happened 09-12-2013 05:23 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 2-0 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the...
  • 2nd Ashes Test: Australia four wickets away from win in Adelaide 08-12-2013 01:35 PM

    Adelaide: Australia moved within four wickets of victory in the second Ashes Test and a 2-0 series lead after ending Joe Root's defiant innings late Sunday and exposing the England tailenders to the new ball before stumps on the penultimate evening. Set an improbable 531 to win when Australia declared...
  • No 'pointing fingers' after dropped catches, says Swann 05-12-2013 03:40 PM

    London: England will not be "pointing fingers" after dropping three catches to let Australia off the hook on the opening day of the second Ashes Test and should be satisfied with five wickets on a lifeless pitch, spinner Graeme Swann said on Thursday. Trailing 1-0 in the series, a disciplined...
  • Ashes: England bid to halt Aussie momentum in Adelaide 04-12-2013 09:11 AM

    Adelaide: England face a critical challenge to their four-year Ashes reign in the second Test against Australia starting in Adelaide on Thursday against a re-energised home team looking to drive home their advantage. Alastair Cook's tourists were swept away by the Mitchell Johnson-inspired home side in the first Test, going...
  • England still undecided on who will bat at No. 3 02-12-2013 09:21 AM

    Adelaide: Ian Bell and Joe Root are still in the calculations to bat at No. 3 in the second Ashes Test, with England batting coach Graham Gooch saying nobody would be shielded after Jonathan Trott's sudden departure due to a stress-related illness. "I'm not a believer in you've got to...
  • Bring it on, Joe Root tells Mitchell Johnson 01-12-2013 07:20 PM

    Adelaide: England batsman Joe Root on Sunday challenged Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson to "bring it on" in this week's second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Root, a contender to be promoted to the number three batting spot in the absence of Jonathan Trott, said it was exciting to face Johnson's...
  • Jonathan Trott's departure puts spotlight on Root, Bell 26-11-2013 09:31 AM

    Brisbane: In an Ashes cricket series already notable for four-letter words, England's only options to replace Jonathan Trott at No. 3 in its batting order for the second Test against Australia seem to be men named Root and Bell. Trott abruptly quit England's tour on Monday because of a stress-related...
  • Root says happy to bat at six in Ashes opener 17-11-2013 05:09 PM

    Sydney: Joe Root insists he has no problems dropping down England's batting order for this week's Ashes series opener against Australia to accommodate in-form Michael Carberry as opener. The young Yorkshireman is expected to be named at number six for England in Thursday's first Test at Brisbane's Gabba after Carberry's...
  • Prior injured as England tour match ends in draw 09-11-2013 01:39 PM

    Hobart: Matt Prior injured his calf while batting on Saturday and was unable to keep wicket for England in the visitors' rain-affected draw with Australia A. Prior felt stiffness in his lower leg when attempting a single while batting on the fourth day at Bellerive Oval. Joe Root took over...
  • Joe Root awarded England central contract for 2013-14 22-10-2013 08:26 PM

    London: Joe Root has earned his first central contract from England as a reward for his impressive maiden season of international cricket. The 22-year-old Root, who plays for his country in all formats, replaced Eoin Morgan in the list of 11 players handed 12-month contracts through to September 30. National...
  • Clint McKay takes hat-trick against England in fourth ODI 14-09-2013 08:47 PM

    Cardiff: Australia fast bowler Clint McKay completed a hat-trick in the fourth one-day international against England in Cardiff on Saturday. McKay dismissed Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root in the third over to leave England reeling at 8 for 3, chasing 228 to level the series at 1-1. Pietersen...
  • David Gower urges Stuart Broad to smile 11-09-2013 09:53 AM

    London: Former England captain David Gower believes Stuart Broad can win over fans in Australia during the upcoming Ashes series if he follows the lead of David Warner. Broad is set to become the England player, above all others, Australian fans love to hate following his controversial decision not to...
  • As it happened: England vs Australia, 2nd T20 31-08-2013 06:30 PM

    Click here for the live updates of this match between England and Australia in Chester-le-Street. Toss and team news: Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl as they make one change by replacing Josh Hazlewood with Nathan Coulter-Nile. On the other hand, England are unchanged. Teams: England: 1...
  • 2nd T20: England look to avoid another Finch master-class 30-08-2013 06:56 PM

    Durham: England might still be recovering from the storm Aaron Finch created with his devastating knock. The 26-year-old from Victoria smashed 156 off just 63 balls, hitting more sixes (14) than fours (11) as Australia posted a mammoth 248 in 20 overs in the first Twenty20 international at The Rose...
  • 1st T20: Finch ballistic powers Australia to win 30-08-2013 02:38 AM

    Southampton: Aaron Finch's record-breaking innings saw Australia to a first competitive international win in 200 days as they beat England by 39 runs in the first Twenty20 international at Southampton on Thursday. Man-of-the-match Finch's stunning 156, the highest individual score in all Twenty20 internationals, was the cornerstone of Australia's 248...
  • Persistent Australia keep England under pressure 23-08-2013 11:28 PM

    London: England moved to 247 for n4 at stumps on Friday at the Oval, ending day three of the fifth Test 245 runs behind Australia. Ian Bell and Chris Woakes were unbeaten on 29 and 14 respectively, leaving the hosts needing another 46 to avoid following on. Joe Root was...
  • Smith's maiden ton powers Australia to big score 23-08-2013 12:03 AM

    London: England reached 32 for 0...