• Both are prodigiously talented batsmen, both have a knack of scoring runs when their sides are in dire need.Few are as well placed to pass comment as Peter Handscomb, who recently returned home from a county stint with Yorkshire.Handscomb, who briefly shared a dressing room with Root prior to the start of England’s international season, relished the chance to study him from the non-striker’s end.
  • “Similar words have been used to describe Smith, who picks gaps with remarkable ease, by Handscomb and many others.
  • “Yeah, and he (Root) has obviously taken to captaincy quite well too,” Handscomb said, highlighting Root’s 190 on Test captaincy debut.
  • “Handscomb picked the brains of Root and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance while calling Headingley home.
  • “Handscomb, who made a seamless transition to Test cricket last summer and will play a pivotal role on the upcoming Test tour of Bangladesh, learned plenty from his four months with Yorkshire.

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