Root deternined to win in Barbados


England batsman Joe Root feels it's essential that they win the third Test against the West Indies in Barbados if they're to take a positive attitude into the busy Test schedule for the rest of the year.

England won the second Test in Grenada by nine wickets, after drawing the first, and Root wants a two-nil margin, not a drawn series, as they have New Zealand and Australia to overcome in the next few months.

Root told the ECB's website: "We're here to win the series. We played well last week and managed a fantastic victory in Grenada. It would be such a shame for it to stop there.

"We want to go away from this tour 2-0 up and go into the summer with a lot of momentum and take another great victory here in Barbados as well."

Root was one of England's shining lights in Grenada, scoring 182 in one innings, and he's also been one of their better batsmen in a year of up and down results. He's hopeful of that good form continuing.

The Yorkshire batsman continued: "I feel quite good at the minute with the bat when I go out and play. Everything feels quite natural.

"Sometimes it just clicks and you don't really have to think too much about things – hopefully that can continue throughout the summer.

"At the minute everything is going well but you know how quickly it can turn and you've got to try and cash in and make the most of it when you do get little purple patches like this.

"Fingers crossed it is the start of something and not the end of it."