England coach backs Joe Root to bounce back post T20I omission

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England interim coach Paul Farbrace explained the reason behind dropping Test captain Joe Root for T20I decider against India on Sunday.

On a high after an impressive Twenty20 series win, an upbeat India will eye another dominant performance against hosts England in a three-match ODI series, which can be termed as a "dry run" ahead of the World Cup next year.

Kuldeep, who impressed during the T20 series, taking 5-24 at Old Trafford, proceeded to take three wickets in his opening two overs - Jason Roy (38) caught at cover reverse-sweeping, and Joe Root (3) and Jonny Bairstow (38) both out lbw when failing to pick the spinner.

The series will also enable Indian team management to mix and match the various combinations, keeping World Cup in mind.

More World Cup agony awaits England, this time in 50-over cricket next year, if India are going to play with all the assurance, skill and confidence they displayed on Thursday in this emphatic first one-day worldwide victory at Trent Bridge.

Morgan has led the limited-overs team since 2015 and recently took them to a 5-0 one-day global series whitewash over Australia.

"There are signs of Joe really getting to grips with the Test match team as a captain, and I think any experience like he has had over the past few days will definitely help him", Farbrace said.

Despite Root's recent struggles, Farbrace is confident the versatile batsman still has a major role to play in England's red and whit-ball squads.

The one batsman who played Kuldeep anything like expertly in England's Twenty20 victory in Cardiff was Alex Hales, who would have been left out here on Thursday even had he not hurt his side batting in the nets.

"It is important in low-scoring games on tough wickets, you need people who can manipulate the strike, who can play spin bowling well, and can keep you in tight games", said Farbrace. I am sure he was bitterly disappointed to be left out because he wants to show he is a quality player in all forms of the game.

Speaking about the series and challenges posed by the visitors, English batsman Joe Root said at a press conference, "It is a good marker to see where we are at. He's our best player - a fantastic player in all forms of the game", he added. "We are going to have to play extremely well to win it".

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