Joe Root returns, England gets strong ahead of second Test vs West Indies
New Delhi : England was looking for a boost ahead of second Test match against West Indies, and to cater the need, the team's regular captain Joe Root has joined the squad. He had missed the first Test match, which his side lost by four wickets.
Root has joined the squad and will be working to ensure that West Indies does not win the next game and with that series ends at a draw.
It has not been announced that whom he will be replacing in the squad but it is highly likely that he will replace Joe Denly at No.3. Since Denly did not perform in the first Test match his chances of getting ditched are more likely than others.
“We’re all desperate to see Joe do really well,” said England coach Chris Silverwood. “But obviously he’s under pressure a little bit.”
“Zak is improving constantly. I think he certainly showed maturity and the innings he played was very good.”
Meanwhile, with six Tests in seven weeks, including three against Pakistan, England could yet recall Broad in Manchester, having already said they plan to rotate their battery of quicks.