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Captain Joe Root hoping to bring the smiles back to English cricket

JOE Root believes the England captaincy can actually raise his game to a whole new level rather than diminish his run-scoring prowess.

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In charge: England have announced Yorkshire batsman Joe Root as their new Test captain. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA)

This is a huge honour, says Yorkshire’s Joe Root as he takes England reins from captain Alastair Cook

“PRIVILEGED, humbled and very excited.”

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England's Joe Root celebrates his double century against Pakistan. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: Joe Root will adopt a bold new approach in charge of England

TO the names of Lord Hawke, Stanley Jackson, Rony Stanyforth, Norman Yardley, Len Hutton, Brian Close, Raymond Illingworth, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan can be added that of Joe Root.

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A fresh-faced Joe Root at Yorkshire's photocall in 2010. (Picture: Vaughn Ridley/SWPix)

From Yorkshire scholar to the England captaincy - the rise of Joe Root

Joe Root will be named as the new England captain on Monday. Here The Yorkshire Post chronicles the Sheffield batsman’s rise to the top.

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‘Humbled and privileged’: Joe Root handed England captaincy

Yorkshireman Joe Root has been named as the new England cricket captain.

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CricketTalk: End of an era sees Alastair Cook leave door open for Yorkshire’s Joe Root

ALASTAIR COOK bowed to what seemed the inevitable on Monday this week when he stood down as England’s Test match captain after 59 games in charge.

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Joe Root, left, and Alastair Cook pictured during England duty together last summer (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

It can only be Joe Root for me as England’s new captain, says Andrew Gale

ANDREW GALE last night hailed Joe Root as the perfect choice to replace Alastair Cook as England Test captain.

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I'M YOUR MAN: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Natural choice: Tim Bresnan delighted to be in main support role for Yorkshire

TIM BRESNAN has spoken of his surprise and delight after Yorkshire broke with recent tradition to name him as their new vice-captain.

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England and Yorkshire's Joe Root. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Yorkshire CCC’s Joe Root ready, willing and able for England’s ODI battle with India

JOE ROOT is due to be available for the start of England’s one-day international series against India after the birth of his son.

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Yorkshire land their man Handscomb for 2017

YORKSHIRE have signed Australian batsman Peter Handscomb as their overseas player for 2017.

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SETTING NEW TARGETS: Alex Lees, above in action against Durham, is aiming to force his way into England contention. Pictures: SW Pix

Raising the bar: Alex Lees keen to develop in order to hit ground running in 2017

ALEX LEES may be eyeing warmer climes in the New Year but do not think for one moment that it is anything to do with soaking up some welcome winter sun.

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Headingleys redevelopment plans

Proposed North/South Stand overlooking the Headingley Cricket Ground

Tetley Field victory but Leeds campaigners fight on

A CAMPAIGN group in is celebrating a victory after plans to sell off greenbelt land in Meanwood to fund a major redevelopment of Headingley Stadium were withdrawn.

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Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root in action against Surrey for Yorkshire earlier this year, but it is their Test form which has seen them picked for the ICC's leading world XI .  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

World beaters: Yorkshire duo Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow picked for ICC Team of the Year

DESPITE all his recent troubles, Alastair Cook has been named captain of the International Cricket Council Test team of the year – with Yorkshire duo Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow also chosen.

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GOTCHA: Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom celebrates dismissing Nottinghamshire's Steven Mullaney at Scarborough in August this year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

We’ll be back: Ryan Sidebottom adamant title agony will fuel desire for 2017 bid

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes the pain of missing out on a hat-trick of County Championships will only help inspire Yorkshire in their quest to reclaim the title next summer.

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Andrew Gale at his unveiling as the new head coach of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Weekend Interview: Whirlwind year and roller-coaster ride leads Andrew Gale to top job at Yorkshire

ANDREW GALE entered 2016 hoping to captain Yorkshire to a hat-trick of County Championships on the back of one of his best years as a player.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance hits out against Nottinghamshire at Scarborough earlier this year. 
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Meet Gary Ballance - All you need to know about Yorkshire’s new captain ...

Yorkshire today announced the appointment of England international Gary Ballance as their new club captain.

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LEADING THE WAY: Gary Ballance is Yorkshire's new first-team captain.

CricketTalk: Gary Ballance the ‘chosen one’ at Yorkshire | Can England salvage pride in Chennai?

GARY BALLANCE has been chosen as the man to succeed Andrew Gale as captain of Yorkshire, the former skipper himself succeeding Jason Gillespie as first-team coach only last month.

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Yorkshire's Gary Ballance celebrates his century against Middlesex at Scarborough earlier this summer. He has been named the county's new captain across all three formats. (Picture: SWPix.com)

The Chosen One: Yorkshire captaincy too good to turn down for honoured batsman Ballance

GARY BALLANCE has described the chance to captain Yorkshire as “impossible to turn down”.

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FAMILIAR FACE: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan with Andrew Gale. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Bresnan gives his backing to former boss Cook

ALASTAIR COOK’s future as captain is under the microscope after England’s Test series defeat in India, but Tim Bresnan insists that he is still the right man to lead the team.

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Yorkshire's Adam Lyth.
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Leading man: Adam Lyth happy to lead from the top and the front for beloved Yorkshire

There is a rich history of left-handed batsman spearheading Yorkshire to honours.

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