Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Joe Root still believes he has a T20 future despite England axe

England's captain Eoin Morgan in action against India during the third T20 in Bristol on Sunday England's captain Eoin Morgan in action against India during the third T20 in Bristol on Sunday
Sidney Guerrero | 12 July, 2018, 11:56

For now, Root is concentrating on three matches against India, ranked number two in the world and who showed their class in their T20I series victory.

"I fully understood the decision".

When Root speaks in press conferences, he constantly - sometimes monotonously - talks about the team and how he just wants England to do well.

Joe Root hasn't experienced the feeling of being dropped many times in his professional career.

England have been one of the finest 50 over sides in recent times and India will have their task cut against a batting line-up comprising Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan.

While India will be buoyed by their 2-1 T20 series win, England, the top-ranked ODI team, come into the series having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement.

Post the Champions Trophy, starting from June a year ago, India have played 27 ODIs against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, both at home and away and at least one wrist spinner has featured in all these games.

Croatia Sacks Coach Ahead of Semi Final Clash with England
Police are calling on members of the public to behave themselves during and after England's World Cup semi-final against Croatia . And this fifth minute goal from Kieran Trippier in the match, to put England up 1-0, resulted in so much English jubilation.

"This team (India) likes chasing down targets", said Sharma.

"But for me, in big games, I've managed to get big wickets". Runs are your currency and that's what you get selected on. I'm hungry to do so.

Root is believed to be insistent he wants to play in next year's Australian Big Bash and possibly even the early stages of the next Indian Premier League to try to convince England of his worth.

"I enjoy the challenge, it's nearly like I've got nothing to lose".

"It is very important, since the World Cup is going to be played in this part of the world", said Sharma. "We've played some really strong cricket in the one-day format for a while now and India are right up there as one of the best sides in the world", he added.

Yuzvendra Chahal is a certainty as the wrist spinner and Kuldeep Yadav, who has created all sorts of doubts in the minds of the batsmen, may just come back into the playing XI as the Trent Bridge ground is much bigger than the one at Bristol. "They will bring different challenges to what we've recently faced but we know if we play to our potential, we will be a very hard side to beat, especially at home". "There's always an element of trying to expand your game and develop certain areas but ultimately you have to play the situation laid out in front of you".

Recommended

  • Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip

    Brits set for NATIONWIDE protests ahead of London trip

    Mr Khan said he supported the decision taken by the Greater London Authority, adding that it was not for him to be a "censor". Protesters are also expected to show up at Chequers, the prime minister's country residence, and Windsor Castle.

    Stormy Daniels arrested in 'desperate setup' at strip club

    He said he expected his client to be released on bail and that she would be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing touching. However, according to her outspoken lawyer, her performance this evening was interrupted.
    William, Kate’s third child Prince Louis christened

    William, Kate’s third child Prince Louis christened

    Alexander McQueen has previously designed Kate's wedding dress as well as ensembles for the previous two christenings as well. The ceremony will also take place in the same church as Prince George's christening, the Chapel Royal at St.
  • PM May urges her party to back EU Brexit plan - spokesman

    PM May urges her party to back EU Brexit plan - spokesman

    This policy will be bad for our country and bad for the party. "Because I've already cleared the existing text with Mrs Merkel". Mr Buckland added that there had been a realisation that "we all hang together or we all hang separately".
    Rescuers To Extract Final Five From Thai Cave Tuesday

    Rescuers To Extract Final Five From Thai Cave Tuesday

    They will only be allowed close contact once all test results have come back clear. "Four plus one coach , so it's five". Four Seal team divers - including a doctor - who stayed with the group were still to emerge, the Facebook post added.
    Novichok victims 'must have handled container' with nerve agent

    Novichok victims 'must have handled container' with nerve agent

    Police said Sturgess was at a home in Amesbury on June 30 when she became sick around 10 a.m. and was hospitalized. This has been identified as the same type of nerve agent that contaminated both Yulia and Sergei Skripal.
  • Justin Bieber finally confirms his engagement with Hailey Baldwin

    Justin Bieber finally confirms his engagement with Hailey Baldwin

    Not long after, Bieber started dating Hailey Baldwin , who, ironically was "Team Jelena", according to a tweet from 2011. There you go! Justin is clearly in love and sounds like Hailey will be his life partner for the rest of his days.
    Four of Thailand's cave kids saved, rescue mission continues

    Four of Thailand's cave kids saved, rescue mission continues

    The eight boys brought out by divers on Sunday and Monday were doing well and were in good spirits, a senior health official said. Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, who is heading the rescue effort, said that Tuesday's operation involved 19 divers.
    Japanese nurse 'poisoned 20 patients so they died when she was off-duty'

    Japanese nurse 'poisoned 20 patients so they died when she was off-duty'

    She also admitted poisoning 88-year-old Nobuo Yamaki, who was being treated in the same room as Nishikawa. She began working at Oguchi Hospital in May 2015 after working in another hospital.
  • Andrew Benintendi Falls Short In All-Star Final Vote; Jean Segura Gets Nod

    Andrew Benintendi Falls Short In All-Star Final Vote; Jean Segura Gets Nod

    The reigning NL MVP won't be participating for the AL squad in the All-Star Game next week in Washington. For the eight players not selected in the Final Vote, the All-Star dream is not officially over.
    Roy Keane summed up England's World Cup exit with one, brutal sentence

    Roy Keane summed up England's World Cup exit with one, brutal sentence

    I know England may have thought it was a bit tongue and cheek a few weeks ago, but you've got to focus on just one game at a time. As fellow pundits Gary Neville and Lee Dixon laugh, Wright says: "We weren't talking about the final, we were having a laugh".
    Chiefs don't select anyone in the 2018 National Football League  supplemental draft

    Chiefs don't select anyone in the 2018 National Football League supplemental draft

    Typically, college players who have been ruled ineligible for next season after the regular draft enter the supplemental draft. So with a strong group of players, it's time for a supplemental mock draft and a look at how the supplemental draft works.

Donald Trump claims Germany 'totally controlled' by Russian Federation , airs list of grievances Donald Trump claims Germany 'totally controlled' by Russian Federation , airs list of grievances Trump's remarks on Germany and Russian Federation generated a sharply worded response from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Singling out Germany isn't necessarily fair, said defense analyst Sophia Besch of the Center for European Reform.

Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950 Croatia become smallest nation to reach World Cup final since 1950 England must now rouse themselves for the finale of the third-placed play-off against Belgium in St Petersburg on Saturday. Kieran Trippier couldn't hold back the tears as he realised England's World Cup dream was over.

Opposition Targets Kavanaugh For Frat Name Brett Opposition Targets Kavanaugh For Frat Name Brett Do they think if they blocked Kavanaugh, Trump would name a moderate? He later joined the administration of President George W. President Donald Trump waited for primetime to unveil his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy .

Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football 'heroes' Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football 'heroes' Police officers took photographs of each other at the massive cave entrance, as pumps continued to suck out huge volumes of water. That left 20 or so divers scrambling to flee the rising waters, he said, explaining they narrowly made it out time.

Chasing Croatian football dreams to final of Fifa World Cup 2018 Chasing Croatian football dreams to final of Fifa World Cup 2018 Petersburg for the tournament , but their campaign has taken them to five different host cities. "I felt very welcomed. F1 driver Hamilton wrote on Twitter that the team had done England proud, showing "real grit and determination".

Thai official: Rescued boys generally healthy and smiling Thai official: Rescued boys generally healthy and smiling All 12 boys trapped underground in Thailand have been rescued following the "largest, most complex cave rescue in history". Medical officials told reporters that they're healthy, fever-free, mentally fit and "seem to be in high spirits".

One wonderful photo with Trump and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders says it all One wonderful  photo with Trump and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  leaders says it all The alliance lists the U.S.as spending an estimated 3.5 percent of its GDP on its military budget this year. Mr Trump earlier claimed that Germany was "captive to Russia" .

Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead at age 39 Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead at age 39 Before ending the video, Knight said that he left some stuff behind for his brother and that he would be "looking over him". Knight's official cause of death has yet to be determined, but will be examined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

A Night on the Verge in London A Night on the Verge in London Mario Mandžukić secured the win with another goal in the 100th, just minutes before the game would have gone into penalties. The goal weakened the Croatian side, allowing England to retain possession and control the tempo of the first half.

Regrets mixed with pride as England fans digest World Cup heartbreak Regrets mixed with pride as England fans digest World Cup heartbreak She added that she is flying back to Croatia and would be watching the game as part of a joint birthday football celebration. Paul Sealey, who is visiting the area, said: "The team will do all in their power to win".

National Football League veteran ‘Pacman’ Jones assaulted at Atlanta airport National Football League  veteran ‘Pacman’ Jones assaulted at Atlanta airport Jones has always been a talented player, but a temperamental one on and off the field, which has led to some issues. The Bengals star calls out Ragin, who according to police, went after Jones and initiated the physical altercation.

‘Inspirational’ scripted film about Thai cave rescue planned by faith-based studio ‘Inspirational’ scripted film about Thai cave rescue planned by faith-based studio The success was announced after the final batch of stranded footballers was evacuated safely to Chiangrai Prachanukroh Hospital. The four boys rescued Sunday can eat normal food and walk around, and the four pulled out Monday were eating soft food.

Fox raises Sky bid to $32.5-billion, all eyes on Comcast Fox raises Sky bid to $32.5-billion, all eyes on Comcast The world's biggest entertainment company and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures gate-crashed Murdoch's bid for Sky in February .

Van Avermaet beats Thomas to yellow jersey as Froome recovers lost time Van Avermaet beats Thomas to yellow jersey as Froome recovers lost time In the last week, they have been drilling their team time trial as well as riding the cobbles of the Roubaix stage nine. Kiwi rider Patrick Bevin leads BMC Racing through the team time trial course on the Tour de France.

Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car secrets for China Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car secrets for China Although industrial espionage isn't exactly and trade secret theft is hardly new nor uncommon, not every crime gets the limelight. The FBI's complaint also contains a few interesting details about Apple's autonomous vehicle project.