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 England World Cup side won Team of the Year and claimed Sporting Moment of the Year.
Marnus on day one, Mitchell on day two.
No Joe Root in England’s T20 squad for South Africa…
Somerset “disappointed” but won’t launch appeal.
All the evidence points to yes.
This might be the best reason tbh.
Bob Willis’ second best day at Headingley was also quite good.
Why do England hate Ben Foakes?