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Danny Hall: Joe Root enjoys a whirlwind first day on the job as England captain

It is a city with a proud cricketing heritage so of the 676 players to have played in a Test match for England, it is somewhat remarkable that only three have been bred in Sheffield.

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VIDEO: Dickie Bird exhibition celebrates Test cricket umpire legend at Experience Barnsley

Howzat! Yorkshire's own Mr Cricket Dickie Bird has been bowled over by a home town exhibition celebrating his extraordinary life and career at Experience Barnsley.
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CRICKET: Joe Root wants to captain England with a smile on his face

Joe Root has promised to captain England with a smile on his face - because he wants people to enjoy watching his Test team win.

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Exclusive: Joe Root talks England captaincy and dirty nappies after Headingley unveiling

It is a journey he has made hundreds of times before but yesterday, as he drove through the gates of Headingley to face the media for the first time as England captain, Joe Root admits it was a special, special feeling.

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Joe Root was on Englands radar from a young age

Danny Hall: Joe Root, the boy born with a bat in his hand, has the world at his feet after being named England skipper

He was the cricket-mad schoolboy who dared to dream of a career in the game and yesterday, as he faced the media for the first time as the captain of England, all those dreams and more came true.

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New England captain Joe Root during the press conference at Headingley. Tim Goode/PA Wire

Joe Root aiming to do things his way as England captain

New England Test captain Joe Root says he will be an "instinctive" captain - and has vowed to put his own "stamp" on the role.

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Joe Root's first press conference as England captain will take place today

Joe Root set for his first major outing as England cricket capatin

Joe Root will outline his blueprint for England's future at Headingley, where he begins life as the country's 80th Test captain.

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Nick Gaywood, right, with Joe Root's brother Billy, left

Joe Root can emulate Michael Vaughan as England skipper, says former Sheffield Collegiate teammate

Joe Root shares many of the attributes that made Michael Vaughan England’s most successful captain, according to someone who saw both men learn their trade at Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club.

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Cricket world reacts as Sheffield's Joe Root is confirmed as England's Test captain

It may have been one of the worst-kept secrets in cricket history, but that hardly dampened the fanfare that greeeted Joe Root's appointment as England captain earlier today.

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Joe Root 'privileged and humbled' to be named new England captain

Joe Root has been named captain of the England Test side, the ECB have confirmed.
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England captaincy contenders Stuart Broad and Joe Root. PA Sport

Joe Root's the man to captain England...but I wouldn't say 'no': Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad believes Joe Root is the man to lead England following Alastair Cook's decision to resign but concedes he would not turn the captaincy down if it came his way.

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Favourite for the England captaincy role Joe Root and outgoing skipper Alastair Cook. PA Sport

Joe Root for England captaincy role 'not a given' says Andrew Strauss

England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss insists Joe Root replacing "drained" Alastair Cook as Test captain is not a done deal but admits the 26-year-old is a leading candidate for the role.

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Future is now for Joe Root as England captaincy nod nears

Joe Root’s ascension to the England cricket throne moved a step closer yesterday when Alastair Cook, the current Test skipper, confirmed he was resigning from the post.

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Cricket: Joe Root favourite to be new England Test skipper

Sheffield's Joe Root is the overwhelming favourite to be the next England Test captain after Alastair Cook stepped down earlier today.
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It is time for DRS in T20s, says Root

England batsman Joe Root has called for the International Cricket Council to make DRS reviews available in Twenty20 internationals.

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Cricket: Tim Bresnan 'excited and delighted' to be confirmed as Yorkshire vice-captain

Tim Bresnan, the former England all-rounder, has spoken of his delight and excitement after being confirmed as Yorkshire's new vice-captain for the 2017 season.
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Cricket: Joe Root set to return as England kick off T20 series in India

Eoin Morgan, the England captain, expects Sheffield’s Joe Root to be fit for tomorrow's first T20 international against India in Kanpur.

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Joe Root: Became a father last week

Sheffield’s Joe Root confident of England captaincy credentials but still hopes Alastair Cook stays on

Joe Root is in no rush to assume another new position of responsibility having just become a father for the first time but is confident he has “something to offer” should Alastair Cook step down as England captain.

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England's Joe Root celebrates reaching 200 against Australia at Lord's. PA

CRICKET: Joe Root set to kick off biggest year of his life with England’s first ODI against India

Joe Root’s 2017 finally gets underway tomorrow after a delayed, yet welcome start to what could end up becoming the most memorable year of his life.

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Cricket: Jonny Bairstow hopes defeat just blip for England as they fall heavily to India A in Mumbai

Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow deemed England’s heavy defeat by India A in Mumbai “a kick in the backside” but nothing to fret about ahead of Sunday’s series opener in Pune.

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