ENG vs IND 2018: Joe Root wants England to continue improving despite wins at Edgbaston and Lord's

Joe Root is very happy with his side's performance in the series so far.

Joe Root is impressed with his men's performance but wants them to continue improving. (Getty)

England Captain Joe Root is pleased with his side's performance at Edgbaston and Lord's Tests and the series scoreline as well, which reads that they lead 2-0 over the current ICC ranked no.1 India, but he expects his wards to continue to show improvements in various aspects of their individual games with three more Tests to go. 

"Less stressful, definitely. Fantastic from the very first ball. Bowling unit were exceptional throughout the whole game. We probably did have the conditions throughout, but you still have to perform, ask the right questions of the batsman," Root talking about the win afterward said, "To get that far in front, testament to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes,"

Root also praised Chris Woakes for his magnificent maiden ton in the match and said, "Really pleased for Woaksey. Number of occasions he scored how talented he is with the bat. Chuffed to bits for Woakes. State of the game, everything about it, and him coming back into the side, someone who's always been a big part of the squad, great to see him have the rewards. When you've got senior guys like Jimmy and Broad, the others are going to improve." 

He also thinks that England look good to win more in the series, with youngsters like Ollie Pope showing a lot of promise. 

Root said, "Really good position to be in at the moment. Got to make sure that we don't take anything for granted. I thought he (Pope) played really well. He batted at a very challenging time. To come in and put pressure back on the opposition was a great sign. We knew what he was capable of doing, we've seen him in county cricket. To see him fit seamlessly in the environment is a pleasing sight.," 

"Obviously got another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we've done this week. Still areas where we can improve, that's the exciting part. Chuffed to bits. Pleased for the guys, lots of hard work. Lot of fellas that weren't getting headlines, but you've got to pull together as a team. Great team performance," he concluded. 

(Inputs from India Today)


By Kashish Chadha - 13 Aug, 2018

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