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Joe Root: England cricketer
Joseph Edward Root is an English international cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He also represents Yorkshire domestically. He is currently ranked eighth in Test batting and eighth in ODI batting rankings according to the ICC Player Rankings, having previously been ranked the best Test batsman. Root was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

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Stokes, Holder welcome return of international cricket [Video]

Stokes, Holder welcome return of international cricket

England's Ben Stokes optimistic on the return of international cricket and says he will still look to regular skipper Joe Root for advice as they face the West Indies.

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Ben Stokes set to captain England while Joe Root attends birth of second child [Video]

Ben Stokes set to captain England while Joe Root attends birth of second child

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time in next week’s opening Test against the West Indies, taking over from regular skipper Joe Root as he takes time out for the birth of his second..

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Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy [Video]

Ben Stokes eyes “positive” approach to England captaincy

Ben Stokes has vowed to captain England with the same attacking instincts that have made him one of the most exciting players in international cricket. Stokes is increasingly certain to earn a..

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Root backs Stokes as captain if rescheduled Test clashes with birth of his child [Video]

Root backs Stokes as captain if rescheduled Test clashes with birth of his child

Ben Stokes could be the man who leads England in the first Test of the summer, after newly announced dates for the West Indies tour confirmed a possible clash with the birth of Joe Root's second child...

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Joe Root misses England v West Indies Test: Cricket and fatherhood

As England captain Joe Root misses the first West Indies Test to be at the birth of his second child, BBC Sport hears more tales from cricketing dads.
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'I missed the birth by five minutes' - tales of cricket and fatherhood

As England captain Joe Root misses the first West Indies Test to be at the birth of his second child, BBC Sport hears more tales from cricketing dads.
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Stokes to captain England in first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time after confirmation Joe Root will miss the first Test against West Indies.
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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes to be captain for first Test with Joe Root absent

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time after confirmation Joe Root will miss the first Test against West Indies.
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England v West Indies: Joe Root set to miss first Test to attend child's birth

England captain Joe Root is set to miss the first Test against West Indies next week to attend the birth of his second child.
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England captain Root set to miss first West Indies Test

England captain Joe Root is set to miss the first Test against West Indies next week to attend the birth of his second child.
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England v West Indies: Joe Root says his side underachieved in last series

England underachieved in the 2-1 Test series defeat by West Indies last year, says captain Joe Root.
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'England could lose next superstar' - Wood's fears for grassroots cricket

English cricket could "lose the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" if grassroots cricket does not return quickly, says Mark Wood.
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English cricket could lose next superstar if grassroots game does not return - Mark Wood

English cricket could "lose the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" if grassroots cricket does not return quickly, says Mark Wood.
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Joe Root: England captain would miss Test for birth of child

England captain Joe Root says he would miss a Test against West Indies in order to be at the birth of his second child.
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Watching Australia documentary motivates me for Ashes - Root

England Test captain Joe Root says watching the documentary series about Australia has helped motivate him for next winter's Ashes.
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Joe Root: England captain motivated by Australia documentary series

England Test captain Joe Root says watching the documentary series about Australia has helped motivate him for next winter's Ashes.
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'The players' minds were elsewhere' - Root relieved Sri Lanka tour postponed

England captain Joe Root says fears over coronavirus were getting in the way of performance and cancelling a tour of Sri Lanka was correct.
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England in Sri Lanka: Zak Crawley hits century in tour match

Zak Crawley makes 105 and Joe Root and Ollie Pope close in on centuries in England's final warm-up match before the Test series in Sri Lanka.
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England in Sri Lanka: Jos Buttler & Joe Root score fifties in warm-up

Jos Buttler scores 79 and Joe Root 78 as England make 316 on day one of their opening warm-up match in Sri Lanka.
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England players will not shake hands on Sri Lanka tour because of coronavirus

Captain Joe Root says England's players will not shake hands during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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England in South Africa: Jonny Bairstow hits century in final warm-up match

Jonny Bairstow makes a century and Test captain Joe Root posts 91 in England's final one-day warm-up match against a South Africa Invitational XI.
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Sky is the limit for England - Root reflects on series win

"The sky is the limit" for England after their 3-1 series win over South Africa, says captain Joe Root.
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England in South Africa: Joe Root says 'sky is the limit' for his side

"The sky is the limit" for England after their 3-1 series win over South Africa, says captain Joe Root.
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England in South Africa: Joe Root's side win series 3-1

England surge to a 191-run win in the fourth Test against South Africa to complete a 3-1 series victory - only their second overseas success in four years.
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South Africa v England: Jofra Archer 'big part' of dressing room - Joe Root

England captain Joe Root says Jofra Archer "is a big part of our dressing room" after Kevin Pietersen questioned the pace bowler's treatment.
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Root takes four wickets to put England on brink of victory

Captain Joe Root takes four wickets to push England closer to victory on the fourth day of the third Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
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South Africa's Rabada banned for final Test after Root dismissal celebration

South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada is banned for the final Test of the series against England following his celebration of Joe Root's dismissal on the first day of the third Test.
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Kagiso Rabada: South Africa pace bowler banned for final England Test

South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada is banned for the final Test of the series against England following his celebration of Joe Root's dismissal on the first day of the third Test.
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England captain Root misses training through illness

England captain Joe Root misses Sunday's practice for the third Test against South Africa with a stomach upset.
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Stokes born for the big moments, says England captain Root

Joe Root says Ben Stokes is "born for the big moments" after the all-rounder inspirea England to victory in the second Test against South Africa.
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England in South Africa: Ben Stokes born for the big moments - Joe Root

Joe Root says Ben Stokes is "born for the big moments" after the all-rounder inspires England to victory in the second Test against South Africa.
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Illness not an excuse for England defeat - Root

Captain Joe Root says England will not use the illness that affected much of their squad as an excuse for the first-Test defeat in South Africa.
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England in South Africa: Joe Root & Jos Buttler affected by sickness bug

England's Joe Root and Jos Buttler are the latest victims of a sickness bug which is hampering the team during the first Test in South Africa.
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Joe Root left out of England T20 squad for matches in South Africa

England Test captain Joe Root is left out of the squad for the three T20 internationals in South Africa.
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Joe Root: England captain returns to Test batting top 10

England captain Joe Root moves back into the top 10 of the Test batting rankings following his double century against New Zealand.
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Root 'proud' of England despite series defeat

Captain Joe Root says he is proud of the way England "learnt lessons quickly" in their series defeat in New Zealand.
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England in New Zealand: Joe Root says tourists can still win second Test in Hamilton

Captain Joe Root says England can still force an victory on day five of the second Test against New Zealand despite the threat of rain on the final day.
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England in New Zealand: Joe Root 226 sets up tourists' victory push

Captain Joe Root makes a double century but England face an uphill task to win the second Test against New Zealand.
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Root's 226 sets up England victory push in New Zealand

Captain Joe Root makes a double century but England face an uphill task to win the second Test against New Zealand.
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Root & Burns hit centuries as England fight back against NZ

Joe Root and Rory Burns score centuries for England but the second Test in New Zealand remains in the balance.
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Archer 'absolutely fine' for second Test, says Root

England captain Joe Root says Jofra Archer will be "absolutely fine" to play in the second Test against New Zealand despite facing racist abuse.
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'He's England's best player and knows he's got our full support' - Stokes on Root

Test captain Joe Root is "England's best player" and has the "full support" of his team-mates, says all-rounder Ben Stokes.
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England in New Zealand: Joe Root's side were 'flat' and got their tactics wrong - Mark Ramprakash

England were "flat" and got their tactics wrong as New Zealand gain the upper hand of the first Test on day three, says ex-batsman Mark Ramprakash.
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Joe Root: Ashley Giles says England reclaiming Ashes in Australia is captain's 'holy grail'

England Test captain Joe Root is backed to "lead and win in Australia" in 2020-21 by director of men's cricket Ashley Giles.
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