root opening

root opening

[′rüt ′ō·pən·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
In welding, the distance between members at the root of the joint.
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Moeen Ali the order if Captain Eoin Morgan ran through them at his preview press conference yesterday, and appeared to favour the possibility of Joe Root opening the innings for the first time in this format - with England's utility batsman James Taylor then getting a game after all, at number three.
"I'm sure down the line, at some stage in the future, of course you will see Joe Root opening the batting, because that's where he bats, but Compo's got the shirt at the moment and he fully justifies that selection.
"I'm sure at some stage in the future, you will see Joe Root opening the batting, because that's where he bats, but Compo's got the shirt and he fully justifies that selection."
"I'm sure down the line, at some stage in the future, of course you will see Root opening the batting, because that's where he bats.
Andrew Gale says he's a tremendous talent, and I don't think it will be too long before we see Root opening the England batting with Cook.