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Sport Joe Root 'battle hardened' by England's miserable Ashes defeat

09:05  14 january  2018
09:05  14 january  2018 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Joe Root claims captaining England to Ashes defeat has left him “ battle hardened ” and ready to wield the axe if his side fail to measure up. Root arrived in Australia with high hopes of leading his country to a memorable victory, but instead oversaw a

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Joe Root claims captaining England to Ashes defeat has left him "battle hardened" and ready to wield the axe if his side fail to measure up.

Root arrived in Australia with high hopes of leading his country to a memorable victory but instead oversaw a 4-0 defeat as the tourists found themselves comprehensively outflanked.

The 27-year-old has now played nine Tests Down Under across two series, losing eight and failing to experience a single success.

That has left him bruised but defiant and with a clear eye towards 2021, when he wants to settle some scores and lift the urn behind enemy lines.

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And if achieving that goal means a new, harder Root needs to emerge then the process has already begun.

"I think from this trip I have been battle hardened and I'm a bit stronger within myself. Hopefully that'll show in the coming months," he said.

"You always learn from experiences when it's difficult. You have to make sure that they make you a stronger character and go the other way.

"I've got a period of time going into the New Zealand series (in March) where I want to get myself clear on how I want to move forward and make sure when we start that tour there is a clear indication of what direction we're going to be going in.

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"And if the lads aren't prepared to get on board with that then we've got to go with something different.

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"That sounds quite brutal but more than anything over the next year or so I'll have a really good indication of how I want us to play as a team.

"I definitely want to be back here in four years as captain and making sure I'm sat here talking about a completely different story.

"There are a lot of things that will have to change."

Root's words may sound unrelenting, but the Yorkshireman also praised the unity of the side under considerable pressure over the past two months and was part of the selection panel which handed out reprieves to most of the squad for the forthcoming New Zealand series.

The likes of James Vince and Mark Stoneman would have feared for their places after disappointing contributions but Root wants them to emerge stronger, just as he did after losing his place at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

"You deserve an opportunity coming out of a very difficult series in these conditions and to have another crack at it," he said.

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"I remember what it was like for me four years ago and it was the making of me as a player. Hopefully it can be the same for other guys."

With Root's long-term goals already falling into place, there is no let up on his short-term schedule either after he shunned the chance to rest from either the 50-over or Twenty20 legs in Australia.

He is also putting his name into the Indian Premier League auction for the first time, taking his hectic winter into a busy spring with almost no down time.

Head coach Trevor Bayliss last week expressed concern over his workload, with a hint that limited-overs cricket should take a back seat if necessary, but Root is desperate to keep developing his game by experiencing the IPL.

"As someone involved in the Test side I don't want to be missing white ball cricket and falling behind, trying to catch up," he explained.

"I want to make sure I'm keeping my place and setting the standards in this team, leading the way. I've always said I put playing for England first and if it means resting from things like the IPL, which I've done in the past, I'll happily do that.

"But one thing I've been very aware of for the past two years is a lack of T20 cricket. I think the IPL is a great opportunity. I can't see how that could hamper my game or be detrimental to my England career." 

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Joe Root explains reason for missing Twenty20 tri-series .
England Test captain Joe Root has explained his decision to sit out of the upcoming Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand, according to a report on BBC Sport. Root revealed that he has decided to return home to have a break and recharge himself for the upcoming cricket this year. He said: “There’s obviously a big summer ahead and a lot of cricket still to be played. It’s going to be really important to make sure that I’m available for all of that. The decision has been made to have a little break. I’m sure when I’m at home I will be sat watching and willing the lads on.” The captain seems to be suffering from fatigue after appearing in all five Ashes matches. Despite suffering from dehydration and vomiting, Root still amazingly managed to score a half-century in the final match in Sydney. The 27-year-old will now have a well-earned break back in the United Kingdom after being in Australia since early November. Root will get approximately one month to rest himself and get fresh for more cricket, with his return date pencilled in on 25 February for the One Day International series against New Zealand. Root was determined to participate in the tri-series and admitted that he doesn’t like to miss cricket matches but ultimately, the decision was made between him and coach Trevor Bayliss for his benefit. Whether it helps will be seen when he returns to action.

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