new Delhi: Prior to the Test series against India starting on February 5, Joe Root said that his team’s bowling department is not weak and his bowlers have also found a way to take 20 wickets on foreign pitches in Tests. Root admitted that his bowlers used to struggle on foreign pitches till some time back, but now they can take the full 20 wickets of the opposing teams.
‘Our bowlers are better in foreign conditions’
Joe Root said that England bowlers now bowling brilliantly even in foreign conditions and they now also have the ability to take all the wickets of the other team. Root said in a conversation with ‘The Hindu’, ‘Earlier we had to struggle to take 20 wickets, especially away from home. But I think now we have found a way to take 20 wickets.
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‘Our batsmen playing with conscience’
Joe Root says that his batsmen now bat with consistency. Root said that his team has scored over 400 runs in the last 12 matches 6-7 times. Root said, ‘Now we play with the conscience and make big runs in the first innings. Now we have scored over 400 runs in the last 12 Tests 6-7 times, which is a big achievement.
England learns from the opposing team as well
Joe Root said that his teams learn a lot from the opposing teams to do well. Root told ‘The Hindu’, ‘Our team is a group of good players, who are ready to learn to do better. We are also open to learning the thinking of other teams and their players. We have succeeded in similar circumstances.
Root is in excellent form
England captain Joe Root has achieved his best form against Sri Lanka. Root scored a total of 426 runs on that tour with a double century and a brilliant century. Not only this, the record of this best batsman from England has been excellent against the Indian team. Root has scored 1421 runs in 16 Tests against India at an average of 56.4. During this time he has also scored four magnificent centuries.