New Indian Express – Joe Root’s exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain’s desire to improve going into this week’s opening one-day international between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said.

Summary

  • Joe Root’s exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain’s desire to improve going into this week’s opening one-day international between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said.
  • Root, a staple of the England batting line-up across all formats in recent years, came under pressure after some sub-par performances in his previous three T20 outings against Australia and India.
  • Despite Root’s recent struggles, Farbrace is confident the versatile batsman still has a major role to play in England’s red and white-ball squads.
  • “I still think that if England are to be successful in T20 cricket over the next couple of years, Joe Root will play a big part in that.
  • Root was England’s top scorer with 249 runs in six matches at the 2016 World Twenty20 in India, leading the way for his side with 54 runs in a four-wicket loss to West Indies in the final.


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