Jimmy Anderson has praised Joe Root for his leadership qualities on his first tour as England’s Test captain.
The 4-0 score line in Australia’s favour means it will not be a series the Yorkshire star remembers fondly, but vice-captain Anderson insists the 27-year-old can be proud of his efforts.
“Ask any captain who has toured Australia – it’s not an easy place to come, especially when you’re on the wrong end of results,” said the Lancashire man.
“The way he’s carried himself has been a credit to himself.
“He’s led the guys brilliantly both on and off the field. He should be very proud of what he’s done on this trip.”
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