I don’t fear for my England T20 career, says Joe Root

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Rashid bowled 25 dot balls but conceded six boundaries and one six.

"We didn't over-panic after Manchester".

Stokes and Buttler then forged a 93-run stand to inch England near the 200-run mark before Kuldeep shot another bullet in opposition's line-up.

On the track, where English skipper was hoping for no spin, Kuldeep Yadav's turning balls restricted England for 268 runs.

'Then even if you don't pick him you're still in a position to play it.

"You have to react quite quickly, especially in one-day cricket when you're always looking for opportunities to score". "We want him confident because we know he can be a matchwinner".

The odds are indeed heavily stacked against the hosts and they will have to play out of their skins if they are to keep the series alive going into the third ODI at Leeds. "But we've got to turn it around pretty quick". Stokes scored a painstaking half-century off 102 deliveries in Nottingham - although Thorpe hopes the all-rounder will better for the time in the middle - while England's batting coach, who compared the challenge of Kuldeep to the one the South African left-armer Paul Adams posed him during his own England career, isn't anxious about the form of Root despite just two half-centuries and no hundreds in 13 global innings across all formats this summer. After winning the T20I series, India will eye to defeat England in ODIs as well under the captainship of Virat Kohli.

At the start of the 13th over, Joe Root was befuddled by a ripping leg break and was trapped lbw.

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Everyone wants to play but sometimes it is not a good decision to play someone if their energy is not quite there. "It's going to be very hard but I'm sure we'll find all the energy and the motivation we need".


Despite the disappointment of losing the series decider, Farbrace said that England would take confidence from their Cardiff win into next week's ODI series, which arguably has far more significance for the two teams leading into next year's World Cup, and which England will begin as the No.1-ranked side in the world.

Morgan bemoaned the grassy pitch that day but this time around may fear a turner - something that, after weeks without rain and a 28C temperaturesforecast, could well come to pass. "I want to see us being as complete a side as possible in all three competitions, but I want to be a part of them".

England (probable) JJ Roy, JM Bairstow, JE Root, EJG Morgan (capt), BA Stokes, JC Buttler (wkt), MM Ali, DJ Willey, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood. K L Rahul's stupendous form has been a happy headache for the team management and there is a possibility that the captain Virat Kohli might come at No 4 in order to give Rahul a chance to make optimum use of his current form.

The 28-year-old will work with the national selector Ed Smith, who was appointed in April following a restructuring.

That Kuldeep was singularly responsible for England's batting collapse was evident more so because the next best figures were 2 for 70 in 9.5 overs by Umesh Yadav.

"I think Morgs has done an unbelievable job with this team, where he's taken it to is remarkable and actually a nice little learner for me to see how he has gone about it", Root said.

"I'm sure those two will have lots of conversations about the role of being England cricket captain whether it's with red or white ball".

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