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SportRoot: I want to captain in next Ashes

04:55  16 september  2019
04:55  16 september  2019 Source:   skysports.com

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Joe Root is determined to captain England in the next Ashes series in Australia and "be at the front" of their bid to regain the urn.

Root has now skippered England in two Ashes campaigns - the 4-0 thrashing down under in 2017-18 and then the 2-2 draw this summer, which was sealed with a 135-run win at The Oval on Sunday.

"Absolutely. I am very much driven towards that," said Root when asked by Sky Sports' Michael Atherton whether he wanted to lead England into the 2021-22 Ashes.

Root: I want to captain in next Ashes © Thomson Reuters Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Fifth Test - England v Australia - Kia Oval, London, Britain - September 15, 2019 England's Joe Root and teammates before the end of series presentations Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

"We have got two-and-a-half years to prepare very well for it. I think it has to be a real focus for English cricket to do everything we can to be in the best possible space for that.

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"I want to be at the front of that, I want to be leading it and hopefully be the man to bring the Ashes back to England.

"It has been a wonderful summer of cricket. The World Cup win was phenomenal and guys have given absolutely everything in this Ashes series.

"Collectively we have shown a lot of character throughout the whole series. We have not always played our absolute best but we have fought really hard."

Root: I want to captain in next Ashes © PA Wire/PA Images England's Joe Root (left) celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh during day four of the fifth test match at The Kia Oval, London. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images) The Oval Test marked the end of Trevor Bayliss' four-year reign as head coach and Root was quick to praise the Australian's impact on the team and in particular Ben Stokes.

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JOE ROOT has already set the next big target for his England Test team — regaining the Ashes in 2021-22. That means Root is determined to remain “ I want to build towards winning in Australia and use the next two years to focus on putting in a winning tour Down Under. “That’s a real incentive for

Outgoing England head coach Trevor Bayliss has praised Ben Stokes' leadership skills but does not expect him to replace Joe Root as captain in the "foreseeable future". England's failure to reclaim the Ashes has led to Root 's position being discussed, particularly given his batting performances have

Stokes' stellar summer included starring in the World Cup final and a remarkable 135 in the third Ashes Test at Headingley as England pulled off a thrilling one-wicket win.

"Trev is brilliant," Root said of outgoing coach Bayliss, who helped take England to No 1 in the ICC ODI rankings and to their maiden global 50-over title.

"He has added a huge amount to this Test team. He has been involved in some fantastic series wins home and away and what he has done for white-ball cricket is phenomenal.

"He is much valued in the dressing room, has a great sense of humour. We all played for him this week and are really pleased to send him off in a great fashion.

Root: I want to captain in next Ashes © PA Wire/PA Images England Captain Joe Root during day four of the fifth test match at The Kia Oval, London. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images) "He has allowed guys like Ben to play their way, to not be afraid to express themselves. Look at Ben's development over that period. He is now one of the world's best all-rounders.

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Captain Joe Root wants to stay on and he says the planning for the next Ashes series in Australia in 2021-22 has to start now. The Ashes are gone for England. There is no escaping that. But no-one wants to be the side who 'retained' rather than won the urn.

Ashes 2019: England focused on winning final Test - Joe Root . " I know the direction I want to take this team and it's about starting that now, not after this series," said the Yorkshire batsman. Root , 28, also addressed questions on whether being captain affects batting. He averages 40.87 as skipper, as

"Over a period of time you get very strong relationships with players and coaches and those two (Bayliss and Stokes) have gelled very well.

"There is a good element of banter, they enjoy taking the mickey out of one another, and a huge amount of respect between them as well. That counts for a huge amount."

Root: I want to captain in next Ashes © PA Wire/PA Images England's Joe Root (third left) celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Mitchell Marsh during day four of the fifth test match at The Kia Oval, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images) On England's Oval win, in which they dismissed Australia for 263 on day four after Matthew Wade had held them up with a century, Root added: "I thought we were excellent, from the very start.

"To play as we did having lost the toss was fantastic. I thought we drove the whole game. The effort [on the final day] on a good wicket, even though it did spin. We stuck at it."

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Root: I want to captain in next Ashes

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