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Stewart praises centurion Root over Compton for `star quality`

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 20:21

Former England cricket captain Alec Stewart has praised right-handed batsman Joe Root for his maiden Test hundred at Headingley, saying he batted like a mature and experienced player, unlike Nick Compton who has not gone past 16 in his last five innings despite scoring hundreds in the first two Tests during England`s tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

Cook blames ‘toothless’ middle-order batsmen for Ahmedabad trouncing

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 17:03

England captain Alastair Cook didn’t mince any words in criticising his batsmen for their nine-wicket thrashing at the hands of India in the first Test match at Ahmedabad.

Swann backs Strauss to remain England captain

Last Updated: Monday, March 12, 2012, 12:12

England off spinner Graeme Swann believes Andrew Strauss is the best captain the country has had, and believes no one even comes close to him.