Joe Root notched up his sixteenth Test Match hundred in England’s win over West Indies, culminating yesterday. This result finished off the Three Lions Test winter, which has seen them lose the series in the Caribbean, but claim four wins from six overall.

England will now compete in limited-over series in the West Indies, before returning home for one of the biggest summer’s of cricket ever, including; A Royal London One-Day Internationals series against Pakistan (culminating at Emerald Headingley), the ICC Cricket World Cup, a Test Match against Ireland and the Ashes (Third Test at Emerald Headingley).

We spoke to Joe Root before Christmas and it’s fair to say the Sheffield-born batsman is excited for the huge summer of cricket. Root, whose Test match average is just short of 50, talks about the pride he will feel returning to his home ground for these big games, and in particular leading England out in an Ashes Test Match.

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Get behind England at Emerald Headingley in 2019!

England will play the Fifth Royal London ODI against Pakistan at Emerald Headingley on Sunday 19th May. Tickets in the Family Stand have now sold out, but there is still good availability around the ground, with tickets available from just £50 for adults and £20 for juniors.

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Emerald Headingley will host the Third Specsavers Ashes Test Match, starting on Thursday 22nd August. Tickets for the first three days have sold out. A limited number of tickets remain for day four, located in the all-new Emerald Stand.

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