Dhoni seeks match ball, sets speculation swirling on future

Sam Billings drafted into England ODI squad as cover for Jason Roy

After playing a starring role in the one-day format, the right-hander will quickly have to switch his focus to red-ball cricket ahead of five Tests against the same opponents starting in August.

And with England sources yesterday suggesting the opener was "70-30" not to play in the final match of three, Vince is in line to be drafted in as his replacement for his first ODI since 2016 in Bangladesh. Including highlights, interviews, features getting you closer to the England team and county players. "If Ben's fit to play, he'll be up for selection", said Root.

His latest hundred saw Root become England's outright most prolific century-maker in ODI cricket, with 13 hundreds from 110 innings at this level, surpassing by one the record he had shared previously with Marcus Trescothick. You won't be able to produce players like that.

Should Roy be unavailable it is expected that James Vince will come into the side with Billings there as squad cover for the match at Headingley. He wants the ball all the time. We were not good enough. That's how I am going to judge it and that's what I am going to put to the guys: how can we take that forward now? "We've not played Test cricket for quite a long time throughout this summer, which is quite unusual really - it's been a odd order to the way things have gone - but we've got an opportunity to play a round of county games now and get really ready for it, a few guys are obviously playing in that Lions game as well and I think it's really important we look to start strong".

Joe Root admitted to receiving some friendly abuse from his England team-mates after his "embarrassing" century celebration at the end of the third ODI against India at Headingley.

The bat drop caused a stir for cricket fans around the world, and they reacted to Root's amusing gesture.

"I think this has an impact for the World Cup", Wood said. "Everyone in the England team will hold their hands up and say in the first game we were absolutely drilled, we were beaten into the dirt".

"The composure he's shown, particularly in the last two games, is the Joe Root we know and trust, He's been outstanding even when he's been low on runs - around the group he's been the same guy, hungry for runs, hopefully that continues for the rest of the summer,"said Morgan".

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