PODCAST: Should Joe Root bat at No 3 for England? Plus, Joe Denly’s maiden Test fifty

PODCAST: Should Joe Root bat at No 3 for England? Plus, Joe Denly’s maiden Test fifty

February 12, 2019 By mediabest

Joe Root completed his 16th Test ton in St Lucia – but should he be batting a spot higher in the order?

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That was discussed by Bob Willis, Alec Stewart and Charles Colvile on Monday’s Cricket Debate, which you can DOWNLOAD AS A PODCAST HERE!

Root scored an unbeaten 111 from the No 4 berth as England closed day three of the third Test against Windies on 325-4, a lead of 448.


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Bob, Charles and Surrey director of cricket Stewart also mulled over…

– why Root’s innings is testament to hard work and spending time in the middle

– why is Jonny Bairstow down at No 7? Alec says the lowest he should be in the order is No 5, even if he is keeping wicket

– whether Joe Denly has nailed an Ashes berth after scoring a maiden Test fifty?

– how Windies are missing captain Jason Holder in a Test they look destined to lose

– the fascinating duel between Ben Stokes and Windies quick Shannon Gabriel

– why a ‘reconstruction job’ is needed for Keaton Jennings to return to international cricket

– how England should manage players dropped from the Test team when they return to their counties

– when Root will declare on day four in St Lucia

To listen to the full podcast DOWNLOAD HERE!

Cricket Debate

February 12, 2019, 10:00pm

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Watch day four of the third Test between Windies and England, in St Lucia, live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) from 1.30pm on Tuesday.

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