Joe Root, the captain of England Test, is determined to be “at the forefront” and head the charges for the next Ashes series in 2021-22.
So far, Root has defeated England in two Ashes series: the 4-0 draw in 2017/18 in Down Under and the 2-2 draw this year. The 28-year-old believes that England now has time to prepare for the next and win back the urn.
Fierce competitors on the field, but so much respect between these two sides 👏 pic.twitter.com/fylX9HtWaD— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 16, 2019
“We have two and a half years to prepare very well, and I think it must be a real focus for English cricket to do everything it can to create the best possible framework,” he said after winning The Oval on Sunday, September 15th. “I want to be at the forefront, I want to lead it and hopefully be the man who brings the ashes back to England.”
England won the fifth test with 135 runs, mainly thanks to the excellent bowling performance of the fast bowlers. They could draw the series but not keep the ashes. Nevertheless, the captain of England is satisfied with the course of the summer.
“It was a wonderful cricket summer, the World Cup victory was phenomenal, and the boys have done absolutely everything in this Ashes series, and together we have shown a lot of character throughout the series – we did not always do our best, but we did. ” I really fought hard. “
The end of the series also marks the end of the four-year tenure of head coach Trevor Bayliss. Root generously praised Bayliss, acknowledging that his presence was critical to the development of players like Ben Stokes. England took first place in the MRF Tires ICC ODI Team classification under Bayliss and this year also won the ICC Men’s First Cricket World Cup title.
“Trev is brilliant,” Root said. “He has contributed a lot to this test team, he has been involved in some fantastic series wins at home and away, and what he has done for White Ball Cricket is phenomenal.
“He’s valued in the locker room, has a great sense of humour, we all played for him this week, and we’re very happy to send him in. He has allowed guys like Ben to find their way.” I’m afraid to express you. Look at Ben’s development at this time. He is one of the best allrounders in the world today. “