India tour of Australia: England Test captain Joe Root is looking forward to watching the two best teams in the world take on each other in the upcoming 4-match Test series down under.
England Test captain Joe Root focussing on Ashes 2021. (Reuters Photo)
- Joe Root will be following the India vs Australia Test series
- England Test captain has attested that their prime focus is Ashes down under
- Joe Root’s England will visit Australia in their 2021 summer for the Ashes
England Test captain Joe Root has attested that he will be thoroughly watching the upcoming 4-match Test series between India and Australia. Root said that the analysing the conditions in Australia would be vital for England ahead of the Ashes down under in 2021.
Root is also eagerly waiting to see the debut of the young prodigy Will Pucovski, in the absence of David Warner, and it works out for Australia.
“It will be brilliant to watch two of the best teams in the world going at it, but also the immediate challenges of India, the conditions in Australia and a few new players,” Joe Root said about the possible debut of Will Pucovski in absence of David Warner.
“All the information we can gather will be vital,” he added.
Further on, Root said that England’s prime focus is definitely the Ashes in Australia but clarified that the team is also focusing on their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and all challenges that come their way.
“There’s no point hiding from it or trying to make it look like we’re not focused heavily on it, because we are. A lot of thought and planning has gone into things,” Root said about the Ashes 2021, as quoted by The Guardian.
“But it doesn’t mean we’re not looking at what’s coming up this winter [tours to Sri Lanka and India] and, while they’re not similar conditions, some of the challenges we’ll face will stand us in good stead when it comes to walking out at the Gabba.
“Guys will be readying themselves for that, the opportunity of a lifetime. We have a good chance to build up for it. [The 2-2 series draw in 2019] was difficult, with the World Cup beforehand. But there’s no excuses this time. Get it right and we could be in a really strong place going out there,” he added.