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Joe Root urges England supporters to keep faith with the players

• England lost the first Test to Pakistan by nine wickets at Lord’s• ‘We know we’re underperforming. It’s very difficult to take’Joe Root urged England supporters to “keep the faith” with his ailing Test side after conceding that Pakistan outplayed the…

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Jos Buttler says Dom Bess’s batting was ‘like Joe Root’ after debut fifty

• Buttler and Bess lead England fightback at Lord’s • ‘It was like Joe Root walked back out, with his cover drives’Jos Buttler thought Joe Root had walked back out to join him in the middle, such was the skill and temperament on display from Dom Bess a…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/26/dom-bess-jos-buttler-joe-root-england-pakistan

England’s dropped catches not down to lack of training, says Jonny Bairstow

• England dropped five chances on day two at Lord’s• Babar Azam expected to be out for six weeks with broken wristThe tally of missed chances mounted up for England on the second day at Lord’s but a slightly prickly Jonny Bairstow was adamant after stu…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/25/andy-flower-england-cricket-director-summer

Joe Root admits ‘wicket did more than expected’ after England collapse

• Abbas and Hasan share eight wickets for dominant Pakistan• Captain goes for four after loose drive as hosts skittled for 184England’s bold new era proved something of a damp squib after a limp batting performance on day one at Lord’s left them facing…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/24/cricket-first-test-england-new-low-pakistan

Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas show Pakistan attack is no pushover

Four wickets apiece from visitors’ fiery-natured seamers shows their prowess in the field should not be underrated by EnglandBack in 2010, that annus horribilis for Pakistan cricket, Hasan Ali’s parents set alight his whites after becoming frustrated w…

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Jos Buttler will trust instincts in ‘luxury role’ for England against Pakistan

• 27-year-old accepts that his Test return will divide opinion• Buttler will stop ‘trying to be something I’m not’ in first TestJos Buttler has admitted he is a luxury in England’s re-fitted Test team and that his return will divide opinion. But as the…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/21/jos-buttler-trust-instincts-england-pakistan-first-test-lords

Selection battle shows England can win Champions Trophy, says Jonny Bairstow

• Bairstow made unbeaten 72 from 44 balls in 85-run win over Ireland• ‘We have an exciting blend but selection is above me,’ he saysJonny Bairstow believes his personal battle to break into England’s one-day side is proof of their Champions Trophy-winn…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/07/england-jonny-bairstow-ireland-champions-trophy-selection

Jonny Bairstow turns on the style as England claim ODI series against Ireland

• England 328-6; Ireland 243• England won by 85 runsJonny Bairstow has done all he can to nudge England towards a rethink of their plans before this summer’s Champions Trophy with his brutal exhibition of hitting and the golden arm of Joe Root setting …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/07/england-ireland-second-one-day-international-match-report