Joe Root

Bazball way

Importantly, though, it was only England's third defeat of the Bazball regime, which meant that you couldn’t really dip your pain in acid and write disdainfully of Brendon McCullum, the coach who preaches hyper-aggressive Test cricket or Ben Stokes, the captain who made himself conspicuous with his rash first-day declaration.

Joe Root decides to step down as England Test Captain

After facing disappointments during the Ashes and the three-match series against the West Indies, England Test cricket captain Joe Root has decided to step down as captain of the England Test side on Friday after a long captaincy period of five years.