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‘No animosity’: James Anderson rejects suggestion of bad blood with Joe Root

James Anderson took some satisfaction from claiming Joe Root’s wicket at the weekend but scoffed at the implication he held any bad feeling towards the former England Test captain.Anderson and Stuart Broad are set for recalls as England name their squad for next month’s first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday, a couple of months after being jettisoned for the West Indies tour.While Root had no vote in their controversial omissions, he was non-committal about whether he agreed with the decision to axe two championed fast bowlers with a combined 1,177 Test wickets between them.The events of the past few...
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James Anderson removes Joe Root for just four but Yorkshire thwart Lancashire

James Anderson dismissed England team-mate Joe Root for just four but Yorkshire held on to thwart Lancashire’s bid for a first Roses victory at Headingley since 2011 in the LV= Insurance County Championship.Following on, Yorkshire started their second innings 187 runs behind with a minimum of 85 overs remaining and slipped to 45 for three, with Root one of the fallen batters.But Harry Brook’s excellent summer continued with an unbeaten 82 off 157 balls, helping Yorkshire reach 169 for six from 78 overs to seal the draw.We're no experts but we think @jimmy9 might have enjoyed that one... 🌹 #RedRoseTogether...
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County Championship: Joe Root hits century on third day of Roses match

LV= County Championship Division One, Clean Slate Headingley (day three) Lancashire 566-9 dec: Jennings 238, Croft 104; Bess 3-151 Yorkshire (4 pts) trail Lancashire (5 pts) by 210 runs. Joe Root's maiden Roses century - secured with England colleague James Anderson in opposition - gave Yorkshire a realistic chance of...
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Joe Root century checks Lancashire’s victory bid in Roses clash

Former England Test captain Joe Root thwarted a Lancashire attack containing James Anderson to register his first Roses century and give Yorkshire hope of avoiding defeat at Headingley.In response to Lancashire’s 566 for nine declared, Yorkshire slipped to 68 for four early on the third day of this LV= Insurance County Championship match but Lancashire’s progress was checked by Root.His innings of 147 included several crisp drives and formed the backbone of Yorkshire’s stumps total of 356 for eight and while they are 61 short of the follow-on target, a draw looks likelier now.Root, who shared a 154-run stand alongside...
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County Championship: Joe Root hits maiden Roses century as Yorkshire fight back against Lancashire

Former England captain Joe Root struck his maiden Roses century as Yorkshire fought back on day three of their County Championship clash against Lancashire at Headingley. The hosts were precariously placed at 68-4 in reply to Lancashire's formidable total of 566, only for Root to inspire the rescue act with his 37th first-class hundred - his first since resigning as England's Test captain last month.
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Joe Root to bat at No. 4 in Test series, confirms England skipper Ben Stokes

London [UK], May 8 (ANI): New England skipper Ben Stokes has disclosed that the star batter and former captain Joe Root will bat at number four in the batting lineup during the upcoming Test series against New Zealand. Root, who stood down last month after five years in the role,...
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Ben Stokes: Joe Root to return to No 4 for England in Tests

Root, who stood down last month after five years in the role, had moved up to No 3 for England's most-recent tour of the West Indies that resulted in a 1-0 series defeat. Root performed well in the role in the Caribbean, finishing as England's leading scorer with 289 runs across his six innings, including two hundreds. But for his career he has had greater joy at four, averaging 51.27, compared to 39.67 at three.
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County Championship: Joe Root in runs as Yorkshire feast on Essex bowlers

LV= County Championship Division One, Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford (day three) Yorkshire 425-5: Brook 110*, Malan 87*, Root 75; S Cook 2-65 Harry Brook upstaged former England Test skipper Joe Root as Yorkshire feasted on the Essex bowlers on day three of their County Championship clash at Chelmsford. Root, in...
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‘His best position is at four’: Ben Stokes moves Joe Root back to preferred spot

Ben Stokes has confirmed that Joe Root will move back to number four in his revamped England line-up and called on Test hopefuls to “put their hands up” for the vacant batting spots.The new captain is starting to flesh out his plans for the red-ball side and, having already decided to shunt himself down a place to number six, he has also asked his predecessor to return to his favoured position.Root enjoyed a record-breaking year batting at four in 2021, reeling off 1,708 runs and scoring six centuries, but nudged himself back to three in the West Indies in a...
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