England Test skipper Joe Root on Sunday asserted that he believes he is the right man to take England forward in the longer format of the game. The under-fire cricketer made the comments after the visitors went down to Australia by 146 runs in the final Ashes Test in Hobart, thus losing the Ashes series 4-0. Set to chase 271 for victory, England crumbled from 68 for no loss to 124 in yet another pathetic batting display.
England captain Joe Root praised the team for showing some fight after the visitors hung on for a draw in the fourth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday. England were set an improbable target of 388 to clinch the SCG Test. However, a draw was the only option for them to save some face. They hung on by the narrowest of margins, with just one wicket in hand, to ensure that they would not be whitewashed.
Australia’s stand-in captain Steve Smith had some words of advice for England captain Joe Root following the 2nd Ashes Test in Adelaide on Monday. England showed some fight on Day 5 but eventually went down by 275 runs in the pink-ball Test as the hosts took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Resuming at 82 for 4, England were bowled out for 192 as Jhye Richardson claimed five wickets.
England captain Joe Root on Tuesday credited his bowlers for not allowing Indian captain Virat Kohli to score a lot of runs in the first three Tests of the five-match series. However, he exercised caution and added that England must keep Kohli quiet for the next two Tests as well to win the Test series.
England head coach Chris Silverwood has stated that England captain Joe Root learnt from his mistakes in the Lord's Test and made the adjustments at Headingley. England dominated the Lord’s Test but some baffling tactics on the last day saw them lose focus and concede the Test by 151 runs. The hosts, however, hit back hard at Headingley and trampled India by an innings and 76 runs to level the five-match series 1-1.
England captain Joe Root struck his 22nd Test hundred as England took a 27-run lead over India in the second Test at Lord’s on Saturday. Root remained not out on 180 as England responded with a spirited 391 to India’s first-innings total of 364. After India squandered the advantage with the bat, they couldn’t stop England from going past India’s total as well.
England Test captain Joe Root has asserted that all-rounder Moeen Ali has the ability to win matches for the team with both the bat and ball in hand. Moeen has been brought into the England team for the second Test against India at Lord’s. The cricketer has an excellent record against India and will look to add the same. With Stuart Broad uncertain for the second Test, which starts on Thursday, there is a fair chance of Moeen getting into the playing XI.
England skipper Joe Root scored a brilliant hundred on Day 4 of the Nottingham Test against India. Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah however claimed five wickets to keep India ahead in the game. Root’s ton led England to 303, giving them a lead of 208. Needing 209 for victory, India finished Day 4 on 52 for 1. Stuart Broad dismissed India’s first-innings hero KL Rahul for 26. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease when stumps were drawn.
England’s white-ball skipper Eoin Morgan has admitted that veteran batsman Joe Root is very much in contention for a place in England’s squad for the T20 World Cup to be held later in the year. Root scored an unbeaten 79 not out off 87 balls as England defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Root was, however, not part of the T20I outfit that thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 recently. Morgan though admitted that Root cannot be ruled out of the T20 World Cup.