Joe Root

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Tim Murtagh leaves the field at Lord’s after taking five wickets against England. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Day One, Lord’s: England 0-0 off 1.0 over and 85ao (T Murtagh 5-13, M Adair 3-32) trail Ireland 207ao (A Balbirnie 55, P Stirling 36, S Curran 3-28, O(...)

Ireland’s Tim Murtagh walks off the field after taking five  wickets Ian Kington/AFP/Getty

England v Ireland sporting occasions are usually filled with intense rivalry. Wednesday’s historic Test match in Lord's between the sides could n(...)

Jonathan Bairstow of England is bowled by Tim Murtagh of Ireland during day one of the Test match at Lord’s. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

At a time of tension in Anglo-Irish relations, it’s easy to recall Margaret Thatcher’s OUT, OUT, OUT proclamation. On the morning a new Tory PM took (...)

  James Anderson: “I will keep bowling and we will monitor it. If it comes to Wednesday and I’m fit to play then great.”

England paceman James Anderson is recovering well from a calf muscle tear and could be fit for the one-off test match against Ireland starting on Wed(...)

 England’s Jason Roy during the World Cup final against New Zealand. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Several of England’s World Cup heroes will be missing when Ireland play at Lord’s next week. While Jason Roy has been included in a Test squad for th(...)

Skerries’ Eoin Morgan and his teammate Joe Root celebrate their victory against Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph: Getty Images

England’s passage to the World Cup final was faintly ridiculous. Semi-finals are supposed to be gritty affairs with runs dourly chiselled out in a des(...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow celebrates reaching his century during the Cricket World Cup match against India at Edgbaston. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

At Edgbaston: England 337-7 (50 ovs) (J Bairstow 111, B Stokes 79, J Roy 66,; M Shami 5-69), India 306-5 (50 ovs) (R Sharma 102, V Kohli 66). England (...)

Pat Cummins takes a catch off the bowling of Mitchell Starc to dismiss England captain Eoin Morgan. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Now the England camp might acknowledge a little nervousness about their position. After a comprehensive 64-run defeat, in which Australia dominated fr(...)

 Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Jos Buttler as Ben Stokes looks on during the Cricket World Cup game at Headingley.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

At Headingley: Sri Lanka 232-9 (50 ovs) (A Mathews 85no, A Fernando 49, K Mendis 46; M Wood 3-40, J Archer 3-52, A Rashid 2-45), England 212 (47 ovs) (...)

Eoin Morgan hit a world record 17 sixes as England made 397-6 against Afghanistan. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

England 397-6 off 50 overs (E Morgan 148, J Bairstow 90, J Root 88, G Naib 3-68, D Zadran 3-85) beat Afghanistan 247-8 off 50 overs (H Shahidi 76, R S(...)

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