England v Pakistan: Joe Root to bat at three to ‘take on a bit more responsibility’

Root has played two matches for Yorkshire this season with a top score of 35
England v Pakistan, first Test
Date: 24-28 May Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Lord’s
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England captain Joe Root is ready to “take on a bit more responsibility” by batting at number three in the Test series against Pakistan.

Root has been number four in all but one of his side’s matches since August 2017, but is set to move up a spot in the first Test starting on Thursday.

Root has resisted calls to move up the order in the past