Flower warns against Root hype

Andy Flower, the England team director, has cautioned against over-hyping Joe Root’s early success at international level after his form prompted discussion as to whether he should immediately be promoted to open in Tests, and which of the established top order he could force out for the 2013 Champions Trophy.

With the new split coaching role that has Ashley Giles in charge of the limited-overs squads, Flower has not been around the team during Root’s impressive run in India and New Zealand since the start of this year. However, Flower did see at first hand Root’s Test debut in Nagpur, where he made 73 off 229 balls in the first innings to help England towards their series-clinching draw.Read more
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