Joe Root Aims To Be In England's T20 Side, Wants To Be Primary Choice
England's Test skipper Joe Root is eyeing to be a primary choice for the country's T20 side, he has revealed according to media sources in the UK. The seasoned Test batsman has tasted success in the longer format of the game and wants to go on to represent the country in the shortest format of the game as well. Known to be a world-class batsman, Joe Root is considered to be among the league of contemporary cricketing wizards such as Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Babar Azam. The 29-year-old has played 86 Tests and has amassed 7043 runs and now looks to extend his dominance in the T20s as well.
Joe Root eyes place in T20 side
England are currently in New Zealand where they are scheduled to play five T20s followed by two Test matches. Joe Root, who has not been considered for the T20 side, is keen on bettering himself constantly, in order to make it to the side. “For me to get into the T20 side, it will mean that I have to keep getting better,” Root told British media. If someone like Tom Banton comes in and sets the world alight, I’ve got to try to force him out in the limited opportunities I get to play. Joe Root went on to elaborate that if he succeded replacing a young face in the team, it would raise the standards of cricket for England and that the food chain was as such that one could be on the top and get swept away suddenly. In T20s, Joe Root has made 32 appearances, scoring 893 runs.
Chris Silverwood appointed as England coach
You have heard that right. After Trevor Bayliss, who had led England to the top spot in the 50-overs format as well as a maiden World Cup triumph had stepped down from the position after the end of this year's Ashes, the 'Three Lions' had to look for a replacement that could take English Cricket to further heights. A lot of high-profile cricketing stars had expressed their interest in coaching the English side but in the end, the role of the head coach was offered to Chris Silverwood. Believe it or not, Silverwood was chosen among the other tough candidates including the likes of India's 2011 World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten, former English wicket-keeper batsman Alec Stewart and ex-Proteas coach Ottis Gibson. As per reports, then Alec Stewart had pulled out of the race while Kirsten had come up with an "underwhelming" presentation.