Joe Root Eyeing A Spot In England Squad For 2021 T20 World Cup
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Joe Root Eyeing A Spot In England Squad For 2021 T20 World Cup

Joe Root
Joe Root. Credit: Getty Images

England Test captain Joe Root last played a T20I match in 2019 against Pakistan but is still realistically eyeing a spot in the England squad for the T20 World Cup next year. Joe Root knows he is far from contention in the shortest format as England have set players to feature in the shortest format and he has not been a regular.

Root said that he is quite realistic in his approach and within the shake-up of the things. He wants to do well for England as he wants the side to win the World Cups. He also said that if he is not among the best in the T20I squad, he will, however like to help the whoever is involved in the squad.

Joe Root, Ashes 2019
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“I’m not giving up on it at all, but I’m quite realistic in terms of where I am within the shake-up of things at the moment. I want England to do well. I want us to go to World Cups and win. If I’m not in the best eleven or the best squad, so be it. I’ll support whoever’s involved all the way through.

I know how hard selection is, and if there are better options than me that’s part of international sport. I’m fully aware of that. But I’ll certainly do everything I can with the limited opportunities I will have to force a case,” Root was quoted as saying, according to Yorkshire cricket’s official website.

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Joe Root with the Wisden Trophy [Photo-PA]
Root has recently led England to consecutive Test series against the West Indies and Pakistan.
He has played 32 matches in T20Is and scored 893 runs at an average over 35.75 with five half-centuries to his name.