EnglandTest captain Joe Root wants to join the upcoming T20 World Cup team, but realizes that the traditional form of the game won’t be a cakewalk for one of the best hitters in the country. I am.
Route will appear in his 100 tests as he leads England in a series opening match against India from Friday.
So far, the focus is on a four-game test series, but the technically sound route hasn’t given up on the T20’s ambitions months after being ignored in the series with Australia at home.
“The most important thing for me is that England is the strongest team in the World Cup and most likely to win there. Hopefully I can be part of that team,” Route said. Said at the BBC’s Test Match Special. ..
“… And if not, I’ll help them, because it’s a big achievement behind what we’ve achieved in the 50 Overworld Cup.”
The T20 World Cup will be held in India later this year.
One of the best hitters in the world in test cricket, Route, 30 years old, has so far recorded 893 runs on 32 T20 Internationals and a strike rate of 126.3.
“Absolutely I want to be part of that World Cup team. I love playing all three formats. Everything is a different challenge,” said Root.
“I haven’t had the opportunity to play a lot of T20 games in the last few years, but I know some people who are playing great cricket. They are great players and good people for the opportunity.
“But if you get the chance, you can only get as many runs as you can for T20 games.”
Routes that scored very impressive numbers on test cricket average close to 50, but statistics say they won’t lose sleep.
“I’ve never really been one of the numbers. I’ve focused on winning the game. Obviously, if you’re winning a big run, you’re helping the team.
“More importantly, home the number of games that can actually influence and the many games that can contribute to and help England win. It’s always my way of thinking, it’s always my way of thinking. Will be.
“Of course, at the end of my career, I’ll probably take a slightly different view, but for now I’m worried about playing my part for the team and getting as many runs as possible. That is. “
He’s on the verge of completing a first-century test match, but Route plans to continue for a long time, inspired by veterans James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
“At this point, the way I see things is that I want to play for as long as possible. I don’t know where it stops.
“The way Jimmy and Broad keep going and getting better and better is an inspiration for someone like me. Hopefully the fire, the drive stays in me and I can continue. “
Route, who made his test debut in India during the 2012 England memorable series victory, recalled the first day of the game in Nagpur.
“When I went out, I completely forgot about the game situation and its size.
“I was so overwhelmed, happy and enjoying the moment. I just smiled to play test cricket and walk to Kevin Pietersen on the other side to get a chance in England. I couldn’t stop it.
“I took some time to refocus and stop thinking about it. Sachin Tendulkar I was standing in the middle and Kevin Pietersen was watching on the other side, so I was really focused on the work at hand. Thankfully, I stayed there for a while and helped me cross the line. “
Root said he seemed to reach 100 tests “quite quickly.”
“Walking around Nagpur, it feels like yesterday. Hopefully it’s not the end of the journey, there are lots of games to come and lots of great memories to make.”
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I want to be part of the T20 World Cup team in England: Joe Root
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