Kevin Pietersen: Joe Root needs to improve as England captain

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Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has said that current captain Joe Root needs to improve his ability as skipper of the side.

England drew the summer Ashes series with Australia, but the Aussies’ retained the Ashes. England face New Zealand and South Africa later this year.

To Rugby and England clash with France on Saturday has been called off due to an impending Typhoon.

Typhoon Hagibis will be the biggest in the region this year and has also led to the cancellation of New Zealand’s clash with Italy.

Two points will be awarded to each side, meaning England will win their group.

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Petr Cech has swapped the football pitch for the ice rink after announcing a deal with Guildford Phoenix.

The former Chelsea and Arsenal man will feature for the fourth-tier ice hockey team until the end of the season. He will play as a goaltender, and the club’s next match is this Sunday.

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold believes England need to improve defensively to stand a chance of winning Euro 2020. The Three Lions take on the Czech Republic tomorrow night before facing Bulgaria on Monday.

And finally, today marks World Mental Health Day. Check out our interview with former Premier League footballer Marvin Sordell as he describes his battle with depression and explains why football needs to change.

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