Cricket Today|June 19, 2020
When Joe Root took strike for the first time in a Test - against India at Nagpur in December 2012 – it was quickly obvious that one, he would be a future England batting great and two, he was a future England captain. Sometimes one need not see a cricketer in action for a prolonged period to reach certain conclusions. The class just oozes and this was in the case of the right-handed batsman, then just days away from his 22nd birthday. It was also an auspicious start to his career for the Test was drawn and England won a series in India for the first time in 28 years, with Root playing his part with scores of 73 and 20 not out.
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June 19, 2020