Joe Root was recently sacked out of the squad in the third T20I against India. He was one of the four fabulous players in the world, namely, Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, and Kane Williamson. He is the test captain for England but lost his place in the squad for the shortest form of cricket. He still plays for the test and ODI teams. He said that he was not afraid of losing his position in the T20 squad despite losing the place in the T20 squad in the recent game.
He said “I’m fully confident in the ability I have in that format,” Root said. “I’ve proven in the past that I can perform in T20 cricket. I don’t see it as a closed door for me at all. I’ve got to make sure I keep putting the work in and those limited opportunities I do get, keep trying to perform, keep my name as current as I can in that format.
“I don’t have any fears about it. I want to see us being as complete a side as possible in all three competitions, but I want to be a part of them.”
Joe Root’s biggest problem is that he spent very little time in domestic T20 leagues which help him to gain more experience but he is an arrogant batsman in all the formats. He said that his focus lies on the World Cup 2019 and the test squad for England.
Speaking to the press, Root said “It would be nice [to play in various domestic T20 tournaments],” Root said. “You see guys come back from those tournaments with a huge amount of experience and a rounded way of looking at the game; a different take on certain aspects.
“Until there’s a really good block for me to go and play T20 cricket somewhere in a domestic tournament, it’s going to be hard for me to get a string of games together and really put that case across. If something fits into place, fantastic, but if not, I’ll find a way. I feel like I’m an experienced enough player now at international cricket to be able to do that.
“Ultimately it’s got to fit around playing for England. The priorities at the minute have got to be that white-ball World Cup next year and as Test captain, we’ve got some big series coming up and the Ashes next summer.
“So whether it’s making sure I get enough rest, or if there are international games throughout those tournaments, I’m going to have to miss out. Playing for England comes first.” He concluded.