Hales omission has unified England squad – Root

Joe Root shares a joke with Chris Woakes during practice before the recent one-day international against Pakistan
England v Pakistan – second ODI
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton Date: Saturday, 11 May Time: 11:00 BST
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England’s decision to remove Alex Hales from their World Cup squad has brought the remaining players closer together, says fellow batsman Joe Root.

Hales had been named in the hosts’ preliminary World Cup squad despite serving a 21-day suspension following an “off-field incident”, which the Guardian reported