Morgan explains reasons for England chopping Root
- Author: Julie Sanders Jul 14, 2018,
Jul 14, 2018, 19:27
India (probable) RG Sharma, S Dhawan, V Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (wkt), HH Pandya, S Kaul, K Yadav, UT Yadav, YS Chahal.
That followed the 23-year-old's five for 24 in the first Twenty20 worldwide against England at Old Trafford on July 3 - a series India won 2-1. "They will pose different challenges to us as a seam attack", Root added.
The 27-year-old was axed for England's T20 defeat to India in Bristol on Sunday, but returns for the start of the one-day series on Thursday. "Looking at the English batsmen struggling against them we might be tempted to do that".
When the wickets are a bit slower and take spin, that's where England can fall down.
"That's obviously the situation Morgs (skipper Eoin Morgan) and the selectors found themselves in and they went with that".
Indian opener Rohit Sharma belted an unbeaten 137 as they thrashed England in the first ODI in Nottingham. The spinners are doing a great job for us in the middle overs.
The left-arm wrist spinner took a superb one-day global best six for 25 in his maximum 10 overs as India beat England by eight wickets at Trent Bridge on Thursday to go 1-0 up in a three-match series. Roy also followed him back to the pavilion in the very next over as England were reduced to 86 for two.
Root has been under pressure after a string of low scores over the summer which ultimately cost his place in the final T20 against India.
However, England speedster James Anderson feels that he hasn't bowled particularly in this match so far given the standards he has set. The left-arm wrist-spinner, Kuldeep Yadav completed his six-for by dismissing David Willey for just 1 run.
There is also a stark difference in the impact Kuldeep has made in the middle overs against England, who have played Chahal more confidently. Buttler looked at ease and cantered to his half-century off 45 balls before eventually falling to Kuldeep.
"We have seen England against Australia and they were really high scoring games, it's gong to be crucial to see where we are as a team". "We all know that [Joe's] response will be to work harder, try harder and score more runs - that's the nature of him". A high-on-confidence Indian cricket team is looking to clinch another series on the United Kingdom tour unless England find a way to tackle the marauding Kuldeep Yadav when the two teams clash in the second and penultimate ODI at Lord's in London on Saturday. "But we've got to turn it around pretty quick".
"So if you are not picking the ball (from the hand), then there is a huge problem".