Joe Root’s hundred propelled England up to second spot in the table but not without cost.
Skipper Eoin Morgan hobbled out of the victory over West Indies with a back spasm and Jason Roy picked up a hamstring strain. So what do events at the Hampshire Bowl mean for the rest of the tournament?
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Stuart Law joins Bob Willis and Charles Colvile to discuss how Morgan’s men put down a marker for the rest of the World Cup with a convincing display, and they discuss…
– Why it’s hard to look past England as favourites for the title now
– How worried England fans should be about the injuries to Roy and Morgan
– The secrets to Root’s success as a batsman and how he adapts to different formats
– Why Jofra Archer is proving “an absolute revelation” but West Indies bowlers ‘were not at the races’
– England’s decision to promote Chris Woakes up from the lower-order to bat at number three
– What justification there is in Sri Lanka’s complaints to the ICC – and what it means for their clash with Australia
– Whether South Africa are about to win their first match of the Cricket World Cup
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