England must keep seeing Tests through when on top, says Joe Root


  • Captain backs Dom Sibley before Friday’s second Sri Lanka Test
  • Root notes Australia’s ‘fortress broken’ by India’s Gabba victory

The England team hotel in Galle was seemingly abuzz after Australia’s defeat in Brisbane this week. But this schadenfreude was also tempered by the knowledge that they themselves have nine Tests this year against the might of India and, more pressingly, one against Sri Lanka starting on Friday.

Certainly Joe Root was keen to stress this on Wednesday, smiling as he noted that “the fortress has been broken, the Gabba has been breached” before swiftly returning to his more serious face and issuing the latest reminder that there is “a lot of cricket to be played” in the runup to his side travelling to Australia.

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Written by Ali Martin
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