ENG vs IND Test series: England captain Joe Root’s fantastic double hundred against India in the 1st Test in Chennai was the only remarkable performance from a visiting batsman. The double ton came after he smashed 186 against Sri Lanka a few days before Chennai Test. With the ball, he stunned Indian batsmen, scalping 5/8 in Ahmedabad. No other batsman has scored more runs than him in Test in 2021 but even then, he said he is yet to hit top gear, firing warnings shots to Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson against who England play two consecutive Test series.
“I feel I’ve grown a lot in the past year or so, and now have a good handle on things. I was obviously disappointed with the way India finished, but I do feel we’re making big strides as a Test group, and we’re coming into an exciting phase of games, which could really see us flourish,” Joe Root told Daily Mail in an interview.
ENG vs IND Test series: In 2021, Joe Root has smashed 794 runs in 12 innings at an average of 66.16. It includes two double centuries and a score of 186. With Kane Williamson’s New Zealand visiting for two Tests and Virat Kohli’s India for five Tests, Joe Root will be hoping to continue his hot run of form.
In county cricket, Joe Root has scored a century and missed one by 1 run, playing for Yorkshire. But he still believes that his best is yet to come and wants to score those big hundreds to help his team win the series.
“I certainly feel the best is still to come. I want to have more series like the start of this winter, and produce those big hundreds which help you win series. I’m hungry to make the next phase of my career the peak,” Root said.
ENG vs IND Test series: “I’ve worked very hard on a few aspects of my game, the mental side as well as technical. I feel a lot more in control, and like I’m playing the ball much later. That, for me, is the art of batting – if you can keep your head and hands as close together as possible, you give yourself a better chance. Hopefully, I can have a bumper year,” Joe Root said.
While his batting was enough for England to win the 1st Test against India in Chennai, England went on to lose the four-match series 1-3, losing the No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings to Virat Kohli’s India. However, with the seven Tests coming up, followed by the Ashes in December, he believes that the experience of playing in pressure situations in India will help the team in coming matches against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.