New Delhi: England test captain Joe Root wants to be on the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, although he understands that it won’t be child’s play for one of the best batsmen in the country in the traditional format of the game.
Root will appear in his 100 Test if he leads England in the opening game against India on Friday.
The focus is on the four-game test series for now, but the tech-solid Root has not given up his T20 ambitions months after he was ignored at home for a series against Australia.
« For me the most important thing is that England go into this World Cup with the strongest squad and give us the best chance of winning there. Hopefully I can be a part of this squad », Root said in the BBC’s Test Match Special.
« … and if not, I will support these guys because it would be a great achievement based on what we did in 50 over the World Cup en. «
The 30-year-old Root, one of the world’s best batsmen in test cricket, has so far scored 893 runs in 32 T20 international games with five half centuries and a hit rate of 126.3.
» Absolutely , I would love to be part of this World Cup squad. I love playing all three formats. Everything is a different challenge, « said Root.
« I haven’t had the chance to play a large number of T20 games in the last few years, but I am also aware of the guys who play amazing cricket. They are brilliant players and they fully deserve their chance. »
Root, the one in test cricket where he averages almost 50 is, has scored very impressive numbers, says he doesn’t really lose sleep because of statistics.
« I’ve never been one for numbers, I’ve been more into winning games and of course you help the team When you get big runs. «
» More important is how many games you can really influence and how many games you can contribute to help England win. That has always been my attitude, it will always be my attitude . «
» Of course, at the end of my career, I’ll be the Din You might see it a little differently, but right now it’s all about doing my part for the team and getting as many runs as possible. «
Despite being on the verge of a century of friendlies, Root plans to go on for a long time, drawing inspiration from veterans James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
« Right now, my view of things is that I want to play as long as possible. I can’t see where it’s going to stop.
« As Jimmy and Broady go on and get better and better, they are an inspiration to someone like me. Hopefully this fire, this drive will stay within me and I can move on. »
Root, who made his test debut in India during the memorable triumph in England in 2012, remembered his first game day at Nagpur.
« When I got out, I completely forgot the situation of the game and the size of the game.
» I was just so overwhelmed and happy and enjoyed this moment to get chances for England to play test cricket and to join Kevin Pietersen at the other end to go. I just couldn’t stop smiling. «
» I just took a little time to refocus so as not to think about Sachin Tendulkar standing in the middle and Kevin Pietersen, who was on other end watched, just really focused on the job, and luckily I managed to stay there some time and help us get over the line. «
» It feels like walking around Nagpur yesterday. Hopefully it is not the end of the journey and there are lots of games and lots of fantastic memories. «
Find the latest and upcoming tech gadgets online at Tech2-Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews, & reviews Popular devices such as laptop, tablet and cell phone specifications, features, prices, comparison.
With only a few hours left before the tests, we’ve thought about testing your knowledge of test matches between India and England with this quiz.
Gambhir said English skipper Joe Root, who did well in Sri Lanka’s test series of two games that his team won 2-0, will find a very different challenge in India.
The four-game game against England kicks off in Chennai on Friday, weeks after Rahane led India to an incredible test series win in Australia.
Sign up for a weekly curated briefing on key strategic matters from around the world.
Bangladesh U19 defeated India U19 by 3 wickets (D / L method)
The U19 in Bangladesh defeated the U19 in New Zealand by 6 goals
Afghanistan U19 defeated South Africa U19 by 5 wickets
Tamil Nadu defeated Baroda by 7 wickets
Baroda beat Punjab by 25 runs
Tamil Nadu defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets
Rajasthan defeated Bihar by 16 runs
Trailblazers defeated Supernovas by 16 runs
Supernovas defeated Trailblazers by 2 runs
Pioneers beat Velocity by 9 wickets
The speed beat Supernovas by 5 wickets
Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 36 runs
Pakistan struck South Africa by 7 wickets
Bangladesh beat the West Indies by 120 runs
Afghanistan struck Ireland by 7 wickets
England defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets
Australia moved with India
New Zealand defeated Pakistan with one innings and 176 runs
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 101 runs
India defeated Australia by 8 wickets
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka with innings and 45 runs
Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets
New Zealand struck Pakistan at 5 wickets
Australia defeated India by 8 wickets
New Zealand defeated the West Indies with innings and 12 runs
Australia beat India by 12 runs
India defeated Australia by 6 wickets
New Zealand defeated the West Indies with innings and 134 runs
Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets
Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 8 wickets
Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 17 runs
Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 8 wickets
Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by 6 wickets
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets
Mumbai Indians defeated the Delhi Capitals by 57 runs
Zimbabwe connected to Pakistan (Zimbabwe wins Super Over with 2 wickets)
Romania defeated Bulgaria by 6 wickets
Romania beat Bulgaria by 34 runs
Romania beat Bulgaria by 52 runs
Bulgaria beat Romania by 33 runs
Australia defeated England by 5 wickets
England defeated Australia by 6 wickets