England’s Test Captain Joe Root said that a big challenge for England’s squad is to become more consistent in the longest format of the game & keep up the good form in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.
The first test match between England & Pakistan will commence on Wednesday at Old Trafford & England’s Captain Joe Root is hoping to become more consistent in the three-match Test series against Pakistan. England has recently won three match Test series against West Indies by a whopping 2-1 score at Old Trafford. Previously the two Test matches of the England vs. West Indies three match test series which was won by England were also played at the Old Trafford venue.
Speaking about the same Root said, “Fortunately, we have three games under our belt coming into this. We played some really good cricket in the last two so the guys are up to speed. We are familiar with the rhythm of Test cricket too, so there is no excuse going into this week. Having good success on this ground in two Test matches will fill our group with a huge amount of confidence”.
“We are playing some very good cricket at the minute; as well as we have done for a while. We are used to playing in this environment, having had three games under our belt now, and feel we are starting to emulate our game-plan more consistently. The challenge for us will continue to keep trying to nail that as much as possible and becoming more consistent,” he added.
Pakistan will face England after a long time & England will definitely try it’s best to win the series. Joe Root further said, “It’s very crucial that we don’t take Pakistan for granted as Pakistan is very talented team & will surely looking forward to win this Test match which is very crucial for them. We are all very aware that, in the previous series, we have not got off to the best starts and we have been one-nil down, so the focus this time is trying to get a win early on and trying to drive the series from there.” England & Pakistan will face each other in the three-match Test series in the later part of Wednesday at Old Trafford in Manchester.