Joe Root
England skipper Joe Root at Lord's. Credits: Twitter

Former Indian batsman Deep Dasgupta said that England captain Joe Root has a simple technique with his batting and asked his teammates to learn from him.

Root is on the song for every England cricket supporter’s mind as the captain is having a great year with the bat. He started 2021 on a great note getting a double-hundred against Sri Lanka followed by a century in the next game. He slammed another double-ton against India in the first Test in Chennai.

In the ongoing Test series against India, Root is leading England’s charge with the bat as he got the scores of 64 and 109 at Trent Bridge in the first Test. The Yorkshire player resurrected England’s inning with opener Rory Burns as the duo forged an 85-run partnership to keep England’s hopes alive at the end of the second day of the Lord’s Test.

Joe Root's Batting Technique Is So Simple That Other England Batsmen Should Learn From Him, Opines Deep Dasgupta

Joe Root
Joe Root [Image-Twitter]
Root remained unbeaten on 48 and Dasgupta thinks that as long as the England captain stays at the crease the team’s chances of winning the game will remain high.

“Joe Root’s technique is so simple. The other English batters have such complicated techniques. If you are in the England dressing room, you can learn from Joe Root how simple he keeps it,” Dasgupta said on his YouTube channel.

“Cricket is a complicated game and becomes as complicated as you make it. As long as he is there, England’s hopes will be alive,” he added.

England were 245 runs behind India’s total at the end of the second day with seven wickets remaining in their hands with Root returned to the camp with Jonny Bairstow who is on the course of regaining his form. Dasgupta feels that England won’t get the lead in the first innings.

Joe Root's Batting Technique Is So Simple That Other England Batsmen Should Learn From Him, Opines Deep Dasgupta
Joe Root. (Credits: Twitter)

“England are still 248 (245) runs away and it is a long way off. I don’t think England will be able to take a first-innings lead. The pitch is getting better for batting and picking wickets will be difficult. The first half-hour to one hour will be crucial. But still, I feel India will get a substantial lead in the first innings as they are well ahead in the game,” Dasgupta noted.

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