England captain Joe Root has only one word for his teammates ahead of the 4th Test versus India, which begins on September 2. In the Leeds Test, the home team dominated the opposition and won by an innings and 76 runs. The series is now tied at 1-1, and Root just doesn’t want his team losing at any position and Joe Root Argues England team to get Ruthless once again.
Chris Silverwood, England’s head coach, has already suggested the idea of relaxing their star paceman James Anderson for the Oval Test. Besides that, there will be one compulsory substitution, as Jos Buttler, the wicketkeeper-batsman, will be absent from the team to attend the birth of his 2nd child. Chris Woakes, the all-rounder, has been declared fit, which suggests England might make a few modifications for the 4th Test.
Root, on the other hand, wants his team to be concentrated and determined to win. “Now is when the hard work starts,” said England captain Root.
Virat-Kohli-led team will recover from their heartbreaking setback in Leeds: Joe Root on Team India
“We’ve got to look to go even further, dig deeper, and really start to go through the gears,” added Root, he has now amassed over 500 runs in the 3 Tests he has played so far. In addition to 6-centuries this calendar year, the beautiful right-hand batter is in terrifying form. Root, on the other hand, is resting his feet firmly on the ground and believes the Virat-Kohli-led team will recover from their heartbreaking setback in Leeds”.
“A world-class side like India, led by Virat Kohli, I expect nothing less than a response. It would be naïve to think otherwise. We’ve just got ourselves back to level and, if we find ourselves ahead of the game at any stage, we must get ruthless again.” Joe Root Argues England Team.
Buttler will be replaced in the middle order by Dan Lawrence or Ollie Pope. Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow will be in charge. However, England’s main concern will be how to control the pressure of their bowlers. Anderson has taken up an additional workload with Sam Curran struggling and Stuart Broad missing out. Root discussed this and believes it is a difficult topic.
“Trying to manage workloads alongside performance is something in the current climate, with the games coming thick, that is always going to be tricky,” said Root.
“You come off a win like last week and there’s continuity of confidence and trying to replicate a similar performance, but you’re trying to balance that make sure you don’t blow someone out and injure someone.”