England Coach Backs Root to Bounce Back Post T20I Omission

Joe Root dropped by England for India T20 decider as Ben Stokes returns

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace said Test captain Joe Root will get better at his job by learning from his one-day counterpart Eoin Morgan.

ALSO READ: India start as favourites against England "England started brilliantly against an inexperienced pace attack with Bhuvi also missing through back spasms". With the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held in England next year, the three-match series will also give Virat Kohli and his teammates a fair idea of the playing conditions in England.

England and India, now ranked first and second respectively, play the first match of their upcoming series in Nottingham on Thursday, in what will kick off a month-long extravaganza of One-Day Internationals featuring 10 sides, spread across four continents.

"I still think, and I genuinely believe it, that if England are to be successful in T20 cricket over the next couple of years leading into the World Cup, Joe Root will play a magnificent and big part in that. It was India's eighth victory in a three-match T20 series, reiterating the confidence within the group, especially when it comes to crunch games".

Similarly, third-ranked South Africa face the challenge of blanking Sri Lanka 5-0 in an away series to ensure they do not slip behind New Zealand even as mid-table sides Bangladesh (seventh), Sri Lanka (eighth) and the West Indies (ninth) will be vying for important points during this period.

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Just a few weeks ago, the England opener smashed 147 off just 92 deliveries and helped his side to post a record-breaking total of 481 against Australia.

The more conventional leg-spin of Yuzvendra Chahal did for England captain Eoin Morgan before Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes led a partial recovery that looked as if it might lift England towards something like par.

England said Nottinghamshire player Hales, who averaged 48 in the recent Twenty20 series that England lost 2-1 to India, had a side injury and would be monitored on a match by match basis. The assistant coach feels that his ability to maneuver ball around the park as well as hitting timely boundaries is very useful. He might not have the power of a Ben Stokes or a Jonny Bairstow but strong cricket shots in T20 cricket will get you where you want. He is a fantastic player in all forms of the game.

"That's the way that you'd expect all of [Virat] Kohli's teams to play, so we're going to have to play extremely well to win it".

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