England are already 0-3 down in the Ashes and face the prospect of a 0-4 series defeat, but captain Joe Root still wants to return as the skipper of the England team when England return to face Australia in the Ashes 2021. After losing the first three Tests, England eventually managed to draw the 4th Test.  Joe Root is now planning for the future- 2019-2021 Ashes series starts now with the final Test in Sydney.

“Of course I do. It’s been a long trip with stuff that you don’t want to have to deal with on occasions as a captain, but I think I’ve gained a lot from that, and I’m looking forward to the different challenges that will present themselves after this trip,” Root was quoted as saying by the Times.

“Naturally, over the course of the next four years there are going to be different things and challenges that are going to crop up and changes within the team, but that’s all part and parcel of an international team and moving forward as a side. I want us to be the best side in the world, and it’s not going to happen overnight.

Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Australia Vs England, Perth,
Steven Smith has been all-around. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“It’s really important that next time we come here, we don’t look at it in a daunted way, or feel like there’s a massive gap between the two sides, because if we do things in the right way and if certain things fall into place for us, we’ve got a really good chance.”

“It’s going to be really important that we look at performing out here well from now and not too far later down the line, two years or a year in advance. The planning for it has to start now.” The final Test will see the debut of Mason Crane at the SCG. Root further added that spin will be key in the Sydney Test against the Aussies.

It should give a hint of turn and hopefully, Mason comes into the game in both innings,” Root concluded.

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