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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. »

« But when I get the chance, all I can do is try to get as many runs as possible when it comes to T20I games. »

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. « 

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