Following on quickly from their 3-1 success over South Africa, England are rapidly back in action, handling the Windies in their very first house day/night match happening at Edgbaston beginning on Thursday.
England were excellent at times in their series win over the Proteas, there were sticking around issues over their batting.
Root, together with Alastair Cook, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali batted well however there were a lot of failures, specifically in the leading order with Keaton Jennings having actually now gone back to county cricket to attempt and recuperate his type.
Root has actually stated in the past that he chooses batting at 4, however his position in the order has actually been talked about in the lead-up to Thursday’s very first Test.
Mark Stoneman has actually been contributed to the team to change Jennings and Tom Westley will get another possibility at 3 and, with the Ashes approaching, Root states the set now have an excellent opportunity to schedule a put on the aircraft.
He informed ESPN: “Moving back into the top-order was talked about, however Tom put in a quite strong efficiency versus South Africa on some quite hot wickets.
” It’s excellent to see people putting their hands up with efficiencies like that and he should have a chance to seal that area.”
Root confesses, at the start of the series, that the Ashes is on their minds with the skipper stating there is still time for those on the fringes of the team to stake their claim.
” There’s still a great chance for men to come in now and specify their claim,” Root included.
” Is it an issue that there are still some holes ahead of the Ashes? I would not state that. Preferably we wish to nail it down quickly, however I take a look at it as a terrific chance for people to toss their hands up for a huge series.”