Angelo Mathews: 'Sri Lanka batsmen can learn from Joe Root'Angelo Mathews hailed Joe Root's 'magnificent innings' in the first Test.
Joe Root responds to fan who waited in Sri Lanka for 10 monthsEngland's Test captain spoke with Rob Lewis, who has been in Sri Lanka since March, from a distance.
Jan 18, 10:45
Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur laments "unacceptable" first inningsSri Lanka posted 359 in the second innings to take the edge of defeat by England.
Jan 18, 09:03
Result: England march to seven-wicket victory in first Test against Sri LankaThe fourth-wicket pair calmly collected the remaining runs.
Jan 18, 08:50
Joe Root insists England will be "very hard to beat" after Galle victoryJonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence calmed the nerves to secure a seven-wicket win in Sri Lanka.
Jan 18, 08:48
This weekend's sporting action in picturesThere were mixed results for the Manchester's Premier League teams while England were on the cusp on defeating Sri Lanka in Galle.
Jan 18, 08:43
England dragged into battle with Sri Lanka in first TestDom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Joe Root fell in quick succession early on.
Jan 17, 14:40
Saturday's sporting social: Root's masterclass and Antonio's celebrationSerena Williams was in selfie mode and Gerwyn Price showed off his football skills.
Jan 16, 18:32
Sri Lanka v England Day Three: Hosts hit back after Joe Root double centuryCaptain Joe Root had ended day one on 66, day two on 168 and marched onwards to 228 on the third morning.
Jan 16, 14:30
Jack Leach admits he "came up a little short" as Sri Lanka fight backJack Leach and Sam Curran struck for the tourists in the hosts' second innings.
Jan 16, 13:37
England remain in control despite Sri Lanka fightbackCaptain Joe Root had ended day one on 66, day two on 168 and marched onwards to 228 on the third morning.
Jan 16, 12:23
Sri Lanka fight back after Joe Root's double centuryJoe Root was the last man out for England after scoring 228 to record a fourth double ton for his country.
Jan 16, 09:51
Joe Root hits double century as England boast lead of 286Joe Root became only the fifth England player to score a Test double hundred in Asia.
Jan 16, 09:40
Joe Root and Dan Lawrence excel on day two of first Sri Lanka testThe England captain and his new team-mate added 173 to build England's advantage.
Jan 15, 14:18
Joe Root "extremely pleased" after century in first Sri Lanka testThe skipper had urged his team to impress from the word go and led by example with 168 not out in Galle.
Jan 15, 14:16
England boast lead of 185 in day two of first Sri Lanka TestDan Lawrence hits 73 on debut as England reach 320 for four at tea, a lead of 185.
Jan 15, 10:42
Joe Root hits century as England strengthen grip on first TestJoe Root brought up his 18th Test ton after being stranded on 99 at lunch in Galle.
Jan 15, 08:27
Impressive England dominate day one of Sri Lanka TestStuart Broad's early scalps set the tone for a day England ended just eight runs behind their opponents with eight first-innings wickets intact.
Jan 14, 12:52
England supporter who waited in Sri Lanka for 10 months still waiting to learn fateRob Lewis, who has been in Sri Lanka since March, does not know how he will watch the game, but has been offered a Zoom call with Joe Root.
Jan 13, 17:15
Joe Root backs Dom Bess to make his mark on Sri Lanka tourThursday's series-opener against Sri Lanka will be Dom Bess' 11th Test appearance.
Jan 13, 08:51
England's Joe Root vows to up his ball game in Sri LankaThe England captain could find himself pressed into use as a third spinner with Moeen Ali in isolation.
Jan 12, 22:19
Tuesday's sporting social: Sol Bamba receives messages of supportWe look at some of the best examples from January 12.
Jan 12, 18:45
England's Dom Bess hopes to prod any egos in Sri Lanka teamEngland finally took to the pitch in Hambantota for a low-key workout between Team Joe Root and Team Buttler.
Jan 8, 17:15
England given go-ahead to begin warm-up in Sri LankaThe touring squad has returned a second round of clear Covid-19 tests following Moeen Ali's positive result.
Jan 8, 09:16
England hope to avoid wider coronavirus outbreak as Moeen Ali tests positiveMoeen self-isolating for 10 days which ends the day before the first Test of the Sri Lanka tour in Galle.
Jan 4, 14:58
Joe Root has complete faith in Jos Buttler as wicket-keeperBen Foakes made his international debut in Galle in 2018 and starred for England, but it appears Jos Buttler will don the gloves in Sri Lanka.
Jan 2, 18:10
Joe Root pleased to see psychologist join England staff for Sri Lanka tourThe tourists have seen their last two tours cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jan 1, 18:22
England's Joe Root welcomes the addition of a psychologistThe tourists have seen their last two tours cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Dec 31, 18:44
Can England Test captain Joe Root maintain his momentum?A look at how England's Test captain compares with his long-term predecessors.
Dec 30, 14:00
Virat Kohli and Ellyse Perry named ICC's players of the decadeAustralia's Steve Smith also landed a major prize in the ICC's awards.
Dec 28, 10:51
Sir Alastair Cook backs Dan Lawrence to star for EnglandA reserve England batsman over the summer, Dan Lawrence has been tipped to make his international bow in the Test tour of Sri Lanka.
Dec 15, 14:03
England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer rested for Sri LankaEngland will travel to India after Sri Lanka.
Dec 11, 12:22
Joe Root insists England can have "no excuses" in next year's AshesJoe Root oversaw a chastening 4-0 defeat in 2017/18 and failed to reclaim the urn last summer.
Dec 3, 22:09
England cricket fan has been on Sri Lanka adventure since MarchThe 37-year-old is hoping England will return in January so he can finally see the cricket he travelled out for.
Nov 29, 13:54
England's Joe Root shortlisted for ICC Cricketer of the DecadeAward winners will be announced in December.
Nov 25, 11:50
Chris Silverwood: 'Stokes-Buttler swap will not muddy the waters'Ben Stokes was promoted to the top of the order and Jos Buttler slotted in down at number five for Rajasthan Royals recently.
Nov 24, 12:54
Sam Curran stars for Jos Buttler's XI in England's South Africa practiceJos Buttler's XI coasted to victory over Eoin Morgan's team, with a second target then hastily set to gain more practice time.
Nov 23, 20:55
Sam Billings ready to fight for elusive England placeSam Billings and Joe Root put on 103 for Jos Buttler's XI in a 40-over intra-squad warm-up victory in Cape Town.
Nov 21, 16:51
Team Jos Buttler triumph in England's warm-up match for South Africa tourThe 23-man squad was split in two for the 40-over practice match in Cape Town, with Team Eoin Morgan challenging Team Jos Buttler.
Nov 21, 14:55
Joe Root hits 77 as England warm up for South Africa limited-overs tourEngland split their squad into two teams for a 40-over practice match.
Nov 21, 12:07
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