MSN UK – © Provided by Local News RSS EN-GB Joe Root has responded to Australia legend Shane Warne’s suggestion that the England Test captain should step aside to concentrate on his batting by saying he believes his team “made some big strides” under his leadership this summer.

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  • © Provided by Local News RSS EN-GB Joe Root has responded to Australia legend Shane Warne’s suggestion that the England Test captain should step aside to concentrate on his batting by saying he believes his team “made some big strides” under his leadership this summer.
  • Warne, who is promoting a new book, suggested this week that England would be better served if Root returned to the ranks and Jos Buttler, with whom he worked when he was a mentor at Rajasthan Royals, took over as captain.
  • Root – who took over as captain for the summer of 2017 – personally returned to form with a century in the final match of the series, which was also former captain Alastair Cook’s last.
  • Root – who took over as captain for the summer of 2017 – personally returned to form with a century in the final match of the summer, which was also former captain Alastair Cook’s last and coincided with his own move back down from No3 to No4.
  • Root admitted that while on tour with England’s one-day team – where he is in the rank and file under Eoin Morgan’s captaincy – he is always thinking about how to improve the Test team, including what he can learn from Morgan, who is a more experienced leader.


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