Times of India – LEEDS: Joe Root is keen to utilise his experience batting against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket during England’s upcoming Test series with India.

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  • LEEDS: Joe Root is keen to utilise his experience batting against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket during England’s upcoming Test series with India.
  • Far more encouraging for England was the return to form of Root, who had struggled against Kuldeep, who as a left-arm wrist-spinner is a rarity in world cricket.
  • “The best players of spin in the world, their footwork is always sharp and when that contact point is there, you’re as still as possible,” added Root, who said his training regime was “literally under-arm feeds, trying to get close to the ball, simple as that and the mind-set of either giving myself as much time as possible or smothering the spin.
  • “England, who in limited-overs cricket are captained by Eoin Morgan , are now number one in the ODI rankings and among the favourites to win next year’s World Cup on home soil.
  • “Hopefully over time, and it’s not something that will happen overnight, we’ll see big improvements long-term within the group,” added the 27-year-old, now second in the latest ICC ODI batting rankings, behind India captain Virat Kohli , published Wednesday.


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