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Joe Root adamant about captaincy  

England Test captain Joe Root is adamant that captaincy is not affecting his batting in any way whatsoever. Recently, legendary former Australia leg-spinner suggested that Root should be removed from captaincy as it will then allow him to become the best batsman in the world.

In his place, Jos Buttler could be the captain, according to Warne, but Root himself of the belief that captaincy hasn’t affected his batting and that he was a bit over-worked by thinking about batting at three.

“No, not at all. I think this summer batting at three was playing on my mind a little bit more than anything else,” Root said.

He then added that playing in the top order was difficult in the conditions of England since the new ball was getting seam and swing. As a result, he couldn’t score many runs against India in the Test series – and he believes that it is only normal for batsmen to be scrutinized for not scoring runs.

 “The surfaces we were playing on made it very difficult at the top of the order: it was seaming and swinging for high-quality bowlers.

“There are always going to be question marks if you are not scoring the runs you have in the past or that you would like to, there is always going to be a reason behind it.

He then assured that he is aware of what he needs to do get among the runs and that he is now past the poor Test series against India and is ready to get a move on.

“I know what I need to do to score runs. I felt like I overcame that at the back-end of the series against India and now I am ready to try and kick on.”

Joe Root will take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI between England and the hosts tomorrow.

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