According to the London news, the England’s player Joe Root says he is very excited to lead the England team in Test on the eve of the South Africa series. This series will be played at Lord’s.
His waiting is over on Thursday and now he will be the Alastair Cook’s successor as Test Captain. He is 26-year-old Yorkshire batsman. Root’s told the reporters on Wednesday that “I’m very excited.” For it to finally come round has made it feel a little bit more real. I just want to get out there.”
About the team players, Root confirmed that spinner Liam Dawson would play on Thursday. And the bats Gary Balance will come at number three, and the new skipper at number four and their Yorkshire Jonny Bairstow will be at number five.
Root added that “I have had a long time to think about a few things since becoming captain and that is the decision I have made, I think it is where I play my best cricket.”
Toby Roland-Jones has missed the chance of making Test debut on his Middlesex home ground and Dawson’s inclusion is for the second year in a row. And for the left-arm Dawson’s first Test on home soil.
Root said about Dawson “When he came into the side he bowled with great control. He looks very at home and he will complement the rest of the attack as well.”
About 27-year-old left-hander Gary “In terms of Gary I look at how he has performed this year and the number of runs he has scored and he has been phenomenal.” A lot of people asked questions about the last time he played for England but I look at his game now, as do the other selectors, and he is a completely different player.”
Root averages over 52 in Test cricket and has scored 11 hundred in 53 matches. And he said that “I’ve generally prepared as I’d normally prepare for any other Test.” When I get out in the middle, I’ll look as I have previously to play the situation that’s in front of me.”