• England’s No 3 intends to rein in aggressive approach • World Cup to be first 50-over tournament with away shirtsJoe Root has revisited his responsibilities as England’s one-day anchor before the World Cup after admitting he got slightly carried away during the recent ODI series victory against Pakistan. He has flourished in this position too, so much so that since the previous World Cup only Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma of India can better his 3,498 ODI runs. England Cricket World Cup guide: gameplan, key player and prediction Read moreBut while scores of 40, 43, 36 and 84 during the 4-0 win against Pakistan appear perfectly acceptable on paper, Root was not entirely pleased with his performances in the middle. England’s Cricket World Cup squad is reassuring despite late changes | Andy Bull Read moreRoot was speaking at the launch of England’s new pastel-blue World Cup kit which, as the host side, they will wear throughout the tournament. That is not the case for all teams, however, with this the first 50-over World Cup in which away shirts will be worn where colour clashes arise.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 17:00 UTC