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Joe Root Sends Red Alert For Team India Before Test Series

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By IANS News
January 25, 2021 • 20:17 PM View: 248

England skipper Joe Root's ability to rack up big scores like he did in Sri Lanka in the just-concluded Test series will be key for England to put up a fight against India in the four-Test series starting next month. He scored 426 in two Tests in Sri Lanka at 106.50, with two centuries -- 228 in first Test and 186 in second Test.

England and India play two Tests in Chennai, beginning on February 5, and the last two in Ahmedabad.

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Root was the second highest run-getter behind Virat Kohli the last time England toured India, in 2016-17. His 491 runs in five Tests at 49.1 was behind Kohli's 655.

Root is already looking forward to the Tests against India.

"We will look at this as a platform. We have got four very important games against arguably the best team [India] in the world in their own conditions. We are going to have to play right at the top of our game. We couldn't be any better-placed than this to challenge them. That really excites me," he said on Monday, after beating Sri Lanka 2-0 in the two-Test series.


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