New Zealand v England: Cook full of praise for Root

England captain Alastair Cook praised Joe Root after the Yorkshire batsman led his side to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second one-day international in Napier.

Root made 79 not out from 56 balls as he and Jonathan Trott (65 not out) guided England to the target of 270.

“He’s got the makings of a very good player,” Cook said of Root, 22.

“He keeps his feet on the ground, works very hard and has the right temperament for international cricket.”

Cook, who made 78 at the top of the England innings, added: “He’s adapted very well to new roles. Read more
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