England’s Test captain, who scored a brilliant double century in the Test series against Sri Lanka, wants to return to the Root T20 squad. Root wants to be part of England’s team in this year’s T20 World Cup 2021 in India.
He also believed that it would not be easy for one of the best batsmen in the country in the traditional format of the game. This will be his 100th Test match when he leads England in the opening Test match of the series against India starting on Friday.
He is currently focused on this four-match series, but Root has not given up his T20 ambitions even months after being ignored in the home series against Australia.
Root said while speaking to the media on Wednesday
‘The most important thing for me is that England go to the World Cup (T20) with their strongest team and we get the best chance to win there and hope that I too can be a part of that team.
If it does not, I will fully support those players, because what we achieved in the 50-over World Cup will be a great achievement after that. Certainly, I would love to be a part of that World Cup team, I like to play in all three formats. Everyone has a different challenge.”
Joe Root has played a total of 32 T20 matches for England so far. In this, he has scored a total of 893 runs with the biggest innings of 90 not out. There are5 T20 International Fifties in name of the route. He has batted at a strike rate of 126. Two wickets are also in his account.