Tag: Joe Root
Where does Joe Root sit in the pantheon of greats?
Joe Root passed 10,000 Test runs against New Zealand. At such a juncture, we assess where Joe Root sits in the pantheon of cricket’s greats
Joe Root’s England captaincy is surely over
Joe Root’s time as England captain is surely up after yet another series defeat. His leadership is out of ideas, inspiration and credibility.
England must endure Ashes drubbing – then rebuild
England last won a Test in Australia in January 2011. It capped off a glorious tour, sealing the series 3-1 in Sydney amid scenes of travelling euphoria. It was a great England side which won its three Tests by an innings. Since then, nine defeats in 10 Tests. A victory Down Under seems as far […]
England’s new look squad poses same old questions
The curious events around the global sporting calendar thrown up by COVID-19 have offered us all a break. It comes at you thick and fast, especially the cricketing calendar, so an opportunity to hit the pause button and enjoy a bit of time away from it all has been welcome. Yet, as England prepare to […]
What did we learn from The Ashes Fourth Test at Old Trafford?
Australia wrapped up the Fourth Test late on Sunday afternoon to go 2-1 up in the Series, which of course in the process means that they’ve retained the Ashes. By default, it also means that Tim Paine’s side now can’t lose them, with the best England can hope for being a win in the Fifth […]
England – not very good but very exciting
We can shelve the boardroom enthusiasm for ‘excitement’ that exists within the corridors of power at the ECB and its lust for more money and more sixes with The Hundred. The ECB has, right now, the most exciting team in the world in the form of this England men’s cricket team. The flaws in Joe […]
Discussing England’s Test team
Following England’s defeat in Antigua, the series against the West Indies has been lost and England come away with more questions than answers. 2019 was supposed to bring unprecedented success for this England team, but a little over 30 days into the year, is it already looking bleak? Where do England go from here? Miles […]