Joe Root said planning for England’s upcoming Ashes tour in Australia begins immediately after leaving Jason Roy for Thursday’s fifth test and telling others that they are playing for their future. A shoulder injury to Ben Stokes, who plays as an expert scout, gave England an easy exit for Roy, with Sam Curran remembered as the team’s all-rounder and Chris Woakes regaining third place that he lost to Craig Overton.
A 2-2 draw is the best England can get, but Root wants his players to find personal motivation to end the summer of World Cup victories and give Trevor Bayliss, his beloved but starting coach, a good one. warrant. out.
“We are bitterly disappointed not to win back Ashes,” Root said. “Winning the first 50 year World Cup [for men] is a great achievement for English cricket. It should be seen as a successful year. But we have a chance to level this series and make it a little better than it looks. now. ”
Despite diminishing returns with the staff, leading to questions about the weight of the captaincy, Root’s position does not seem threatened. Tim Paine, Australia’s captain, said he could not understand the scrutiny of Root, whom he called the fantastic cricketer, even though the Australian team plans to take the 3-1 series down and aggravate the home team’s problems.
Root said, “I didn’t do what I wanted, but this is an integral part of the cricket test. I threw it at him and sometimes you get fooled, sometimes you find someone [Steve Smith] who is in the shape of your life.
“In terms of my own captaincy, I know the direction in which I want to move this team forward and it’s about starting it now and not after this series. It is important to win this game, have a very strong winter and move forward as a group.
“Personally, things can change – as it has been for a while – but we need to focus on the core group of players who can lead this team, both at home and abroad, and then build on it. Build to win in Australia and use the next two years to focus on doing a winning Down Under tour. This is a real incentive for everyone: to be part of something special down there. ”
Root’s desire to build around a core of players is why Jonny Bairstow has moved to 5th place below Stokes but still maintains his addiction, and Jos Buttler, # 6, has another chance to atone the discreet campaigns before the November 2 squad. Tests in New Zealand are selected at the end of the month.
“You are playing for your country; These are the fundamentals of this. However, you get motivated – whether you are attending a winter tour, trying to get a hundred or five cents – it is really important to enjoy this week. ”
Players such as Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley have been barred from attacking Australia here, but will enter the minds of national coach Ed Smith. Bayliss’s replacement, who may have his own ideas, has not yet been found. Root praised Bayliss, whom he described as rejuvenating English white ball cricket and being a massive influence that will be sorely missed.
Asked if a more practical coach was needed to help him, Root said, “Let’s discuss further. We need to celebrate what Trevor did throughout his tenure, and as players we need to kick him out with a big bang.”
Roy has been informed that he may still have a future of testing by Root, but the way back is not obvious. The right-handed man, so central to the World Cup victory, fought in the test cricket. He should not play for Surrey again this season and rest.
The 29-year-old will be in demand at the upcoming Premier League auction in India, and as the tournament runs through early this summer, he faces a complicated decision about his career ambitions.