England captain Joe Root frustrated by lack of form as Test series looms

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Joe Root has admitted his frustration at not being able to find form for Yorkshire during their last two championship games, although England’s Test captain was at least able to take a glimpse into the future having seen Ollie Pope and Sam Curran shine for Surrey during their innings victory achieved on the morning of day four.

Root’s brief return to county colours before the international summer have yielded scores of 0, 35, 14 and 23 in a win against Essex at Chelmsford and defeat here. He will now turn his attentions to squad selection for the first Test against Pakistan a week on Thursday and meet up with new national selector Ed Smith on Tuesday.

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Written by Graham Hardcastle at the Oval
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