Joe Root's exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain's desire to improve going into this week's opening one-day global between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said.
England turned to a faithful old friend in the Merlyn bowling machine after the 23-year-old took five wickets against them in the first Twenty20 worldwide and played him a little better in the second game at Cardiff. "We are going to have to play extremely well to win it". "Looking at the English batsmen struggling against them we might be tempted to do that".
Root's role in T20 cricket has come under inadvertent scrutiny in recent months, partly as a effect of his huge importance to England's fortunes in the longer formats.
The crackdown on mystery spin by the International Cricket Council because of concerns over the legality of "doosras" has made life much easier for an England side once tormented by Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka.
The chase was a stroll in the park for as the runs were knocked off in only 40.1 overs courtesy Rohit's (137 no off 114 balls). He has 70 wickets at an average of 33.90 with two five-fors.
Root said he doesn't fear losing his place in the limited-overs teams. Although the BCCI has not revealed a date for the Test selection, it is understood the squad will be picked in the next few days.More news: Trump criticizes British PM Theresa May over Brexit deal
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India have so far lost just one match on this tour, which began with two T20Is in Ireland. K L Rahul's stupendous form has been a happy headache for the team management and there is a possibility that the captain Virat Kohli might come at No 4 in order to give Rahul a chance to make optimum use of his current form. Even if the frontline guys aren't playing, we still have to play well. The Three Lions' winning form has seen them considered the leading contenders for the series at odds of 4/5, and it would be a strong punt to take on given their recent form in ODI cricket. The left-arm wrist-spinner, Kuldeep Yadav completed his six-for by dismissing David Willey for just 1 run. "Tonight Kuldeep was outstanding". On Thursday, they were wasteful with the new ball, letting Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli to run away with the game.
Kuldeep sounded a fresh warning after running through the home team batting: "I don't believe in a bowling machine".
But why had Kuldeep been dropped for the Bristol T20I? "We want him confident because we know he can be a matchwinner".
"Our wrist-spinners will play a big role in the middle overs and we bank on our bowlers to do the job".
The ODI team have lost only four of their last 20 completed matches since September past year and return to Trent Bridge, where they set a world record 481-6 against the beleaguered Australians last month - Hales making 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 in a 242-run win.