As the saying goes, ‘Not all heroes wear capes’. Well, that could hardly ring truer for Yorkshire star and England Test captain Joe Root.

Root is preparing for the biggest summer of his career so far, highlighted by a one-day World Cup on home soil from late next month and then leading England into the Ashes at the start of August, including a home Test at Emerald Headingley.

Prior to that, he will link up with England for a training camp this weekend ahead of a five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

The Sheffield-born batsman, 28, started the summer in a Yorkshire shirt earlier this month, returning scores of 73, 130 not out and 94 in Specsavers County Championship matches against Nottinghamshire and Hampshire.

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