Joe Root, Joe Root, Joe Root is on fire.

The Barmy Army won’t sanction this View inspired ditty as an official chant. Too football connotation heavy or something.

Fair enough.

What no one can argue with is the sentiment. The young Yorkshireman looks the real deal in all forms of the game.

As a good friend* of mine would say here; “Whataplayer!!!!”

What a player indeed.

Match report to follow, I’ll probably throw something together or other on the bus on the way back up to Auckland. Well played England, Saturday’s series finale should be a cracker.

*Hello Shaid!