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Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session

Joe Root and Stuart Broad – the prank and the chase that followed The Australia team consider young batsman Joe Root as the one man in the England XI who they must keep a close watch on, but it now appears that his England team-mates cannot have any let-up in concentration when he is around either. The whole of England are currently looking towards Joe Root to launch an Ashes counter-attack, after having lost their 1-0 advantage

Jul 28 2015
5 things to look forward to in the 3rd Ashes Test
5 things to look forward to in the 3rd Ashes Test

The score-line reads 1-1. But, if one had a choice to be in one of the two dressing rooms, it is hard to imagine anyone picking the English. Losing a game before the final day is bad. Losing it by more than 400 runs makes it even more painful. But the shattered hope that Australian bowlers aren’t at their best on slow featherbeds is what will give England sleepless nights. After a horrid first match, England might have managed to wake thei

Jul 28 2015
Jonny Bairstow in England squad for third Ashes Test
Jonny Bairstow in England squad for third Ashes Test

Jonny Bairstow in action for Yorkshire London, July 21: England have included batsman Jonny Bairstow in their 13-man squad for the Ashes Test against Australia beginning on July 29. Bairstow replaces batsman Gary Ballance. The five-Test series is currently locked at 1-1 after the first two matches. The third Test is scheduled to be held at the Edgbaston cricket ground. Bairstow has so far played 14 Tests in his career, with his last appea

Jul 21 2015
Video: Woman takes graceful fall during Ashes Test, Joe Root and David Warner share laugh
Video: Woman takes graceful fall during Ashes Test, Joe Root and David Warner share laugh

A TV grab of the woman and the reactions of Joe Root and David Warner For many at the Lord’s on Day 3 of the 2nd Ashes Test, the highlight of the day was not how Australia dominated the hosts – making them face 2 long days of trying to save the match – but the moment when a woman was seen in the audience taking a rather graceful fall, true to the spirit of the historic series she had come to be a part of. Joe Root an

Jul 18 2015
Mitchell Johnson happy with swing assistance after striking fear into England batsmen yet again
Mitchell Johnson happy with swing assistance after striking fear into England batsmen yet again

Mitchell Johnson is mobbed by his teammates after accounting for Joe Root during the second day of the Lord’s test Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson expressed happiness at the swing he was able to get from the Lord’s pitch, but added that he felt he had been bowling the same for a long time, ESPNcricinfo reports. Johnson bowled a short yet fiery spell on Friday which accounted for two of the four wickets that fell – G

2nd Ashes Test, Day 2: Steven Smith double ton and early wickets give Australia commanding position
2nd Ashes Test, Day 2: Steven Smith double ton and early wickets give Australia commanding position

Mitchell Johnson celebrates the wicket of Joe Root with Australia teammates At close of play of the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s, England are batting at 85/4, trailing Australia by 481 runs. Captain Alastair Cook is unbeaten on 21(87balls) and Ben Stokes is with him at 38(50balls). Earlier in the day, Steven Smith carried on from his overnight score of 129 to score 215, the first double ton by an Australian at Lord's in 77 years.

Jul 17 2015
Brendon McCullum tells David Warner to show respect to Joe Root
Brendon McCullum tells David Warner to show respect to Joe Root

McCullum comments on Warner London, July 14 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has criticised Australia opener David Warner for not acknowledging England's Joe Root's fine century in the first Ashes Test. He added that Warner "may have a few regrets about the way he carries on" once his playing days are over. McCullum pointed out a moment in the Ashes first Test when Joe Root reached three figures in England'

Jul 14 2015
Comic: Strong Joe Root giving England the fruits of victory!
Comic: Strong Joe Root giving England the fruits of victory!

Australia can’t uproot Joe Root  

Jul 13 2015
Australia face an uphill task as England set a target of 412
Australia face an uphill task as England set a target of 412

Ian Bell made 60 before getting bowled by Mitchell Starc Australia will have to chase an Ashes record tomorrow in order to take a lead in the series as England ended day 3 on a strong note. After dismissing Australia for just 308 in the first innings, the English batsmen led by fifties from the bat of Ian Bell and Joe Root helped the team post 289 as the day came to a close.  The Aussies had a disastrous start to the day as they lost S

Jul 10 2015
Video: Alastair Cook gets hit where he least wanted; England team mates fail to control laughter
Video: Alastair Cook gets hit where he least wanted; England team mates fail to control laughter

Vice-captain Joe Root reacts as captain Alastair Cook is felled The 1st Ashes Test has got off to a rip-roaring start, with two days of cricket played and neither England or Australia with a clear advantage as yet. The biggest talking point on the internet from Day 2, however, was not Chris Rogers’ valiant knock of 95, nor was it Moeen Ali’s breakthroughs – it was the moment when Alastair Cook got hit by a 140kmph Jam

Jul 10 2015
How Joe Root is edging ahead in the race to be the world's best young batsman
How Joe Root is edging ahead in the race to be the world's best young batsman

Joe Root acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed for 134 The past decade has seen the retirement of many of cricket’s greatest batsmen. Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, to name but three, have all departed, leaving voids that cannot be filled by mere mortals. But now, the seeds of change that were sown 10 years ago are beginning to flower. Among the hopefuls, four players are blooming more spectacularly

Jul 9 2015
Team of the Future: The world's best XI in 2020
Team of the Future: The world's best XI in 2020

Very often do we hear the commentators cry “The future of cricket is in safe hands”, after a young lad showcases his passion for the team and game with a top class performance. The modern day game is loaded with fresh blood and blistering talent who give us a not a glimmer, but a bright beam of hope that the fore coming days of cricket shall be fruitful. Five years from now on, new stars shall be dominating the game and who woul

Jul 9 2015
Joe Root hits 134 as England battle back
Joe Root hits 134 as England battle back

Root continues his good form Joe Root's century and patient Gary Ballance's half-century ensured England's fight back against the Australian pace attack after losing early wickets on the opening day of the first Ashes Test at Cardiff. After winning the toss, England's captain Alastair Cook decided to bat first as he observed the overcast conditions. Both the English openers fell after scoring measly 6 (Adam Lyth) and 2

Jul 8 2015
Ashes 2015: Pre-series watchlist
Ashes 2015: Pre-series watchlist

The English and the Aussies are ready to battle for the urn for the third time in two years    After many months and days of anticipation, many opinions and suggestions heard, The Ashes is almost upon us. 25 days of intriguing and absorbing (hopefully) Test cricket to be played and I am eagerly waiting to follow the game closely as always I prepared a watchlist of events to follow during this series. Here are few important one

Jul 8 2015
All eyes on Cardiff as England and Australia resume their historic battle
All eyes on Cardiff as England and Australia resume their historic battle

Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke – Who will grab the Urn? The battle lines are drawn as the 69th edition of the Ashes gets underway on July 8 at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Both teams, England and Australia, look fired up and raring to go. The England team is coming at the back of a drawn Test series against New Zealand and a hard fought ODI series which they won against the same team. The Aussies, on the other hand, delivered a cl

Jul 7 2015
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