While Root will be at the forefront in the Test team, the Yorkshireman’s place in the Twenty20 set-up seems a little more uncertain, with his ability to up the scoring rate when necessary in the shorter format coming under scrutiny.
He was rested from the recent series against the Black Caps and, in his absence, Dawid Malan staked his claim for a spot in next year’s T20 World Cup with a blistering century in Napier – only England’s second in the format.
Root added: “Ultimately it’s about us winning World Cups. My goal is to try to make sure I’m in the best XI and if I’m not and I’m in the squad, it’ll be about helping the rest of the guys that are there.
“If I’m not in the squad that means I’d like to think, without sounding arrogant, that we’re in a really good place and there are some really good batters in that team.”
The Surrey opener is hoping to regain his spot in the England Test team after an ankle injury.
Curran felt unwell on Wednesday night and was instructed to self-isolate in his room.
ECB is permitting two overseas per team from next season.
Surrey man had been feeling unwell.
This is redemption on the grand scale, says former England spinner.
The Somerset spinner impressed in South Africa over the winter.
The captain promoted himself to open the batting but made just two off 15 balls
Curran experienced sickness and diarrhoea during Wednesday night.
The Durham all-rounder will take over temporarily from Joe Root.
Holder promoted himself to open the batting.