Yahoo – Singapore – Root feels that he is improving as a Test-match captain after over a year in the role

Joe Root believes he is adjusting to the demands of being England’s captain in Test cricket after more than a year and 17 matches in charge.

Summary

  • Root feels that he is improving as a Test-match captain after over a year in the roleJoe Root believes he is adjusting to the demands of being England’s captain in Test cricket after more than a year and 17 matches in charge.
  • Root will look to back-up last week’s 31-run win at Edgbaston by leading England to another victory when they face India in the second of a five-Test series at Lord’s starting on Thursday.
  • Going 2-0 up would represent a welcome change for Root, all of whose three previous home series as England skipper have been level at 1-1 after two Tests.
  • In May, a nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan at Lord’s meant England had gone eight Tests without a win following series losses in Australia and New Zealand.
  • At Lord’s, England will be without Ben Stokes, who took key wickets in the closing stages of the first Test, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, because of his ongoing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.


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