Joe Root Sends Red Alert For Team India Before Test Series
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.
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.