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Joe Root gives a brutally honest assessment of his faction’s performance in the Second Test of Ashes.

England captain Joe Root was unimpressed with his side’s performance in the ongoing Second Test Ash series Down Below. The visitors suffered another heavy defeat by a 275-fold margin to lead Australia 2-0 in a five-match series.

England could see this Test match as their best chance to win a match and regain momentum in the series.

With Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood absent from the game for Australia, the Three Lions were unable to make the home team bid as Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser have done a superb job to fill in.

Marnus Labuschagne Brought the player of the match the courtesy award of the century in the first inning, followed by half a century in the second.

With Australia in need of six players on the final day, Jos Buttler took some protective action behind but was unable to do anything special to try to save the test match for his team. .

In the post-match interview, Joe Root appeared rather disappointed with his team’s performance in this Test.

While the England captain is frustrated his side made the same mistakes they made four years ago, Root remains confident his team can turn the tide.

“It’s disappointing because we made the same mistakes four years ago. I think we could have bowled a lot better, and with the stick we need to be better, make big scores. more and better application.The second half is the attitude and desire we need.

“It’s frustrating because we know we’re better. We have to be confident about turning the game around. I’m confident we have all it takes to win here. Just stop repeating the same things. same mistake.

“We have to get through those first 20 minutes and then get greedy, we also need to leave better. Need to manage some stages of the game better. It’s certainly possible.” Root said.

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“Lesson learned, we have to be better next game” – Joe Root

There was a lot of discussion when England announced their team for this pink ball test.

The away team went in with five mid-tempo drivers on the right and skipped Jack Leach and Mark Wood, two players are able to exploit the conditions much better.

However, Root didn’t waste too much time defending his picks and strategies for this game.

While he admits that his bowlers could have bowled more fully, the Yorkshireman was quite surprised at the lack of seams or ground rotation.

“It’s easy to look at picks and tactics, but we’ll deal with those before the next game. You try to find what you think will exploit the conditions, it’s not just the results. ball, ball under the lights We think there will be more movement.

“One stat revolves around the least movement on the ground, which is remarkable. Sometimes we just don’t have the guts to put the ball up there and make them steer. Lesson learned, we have to be better. in the next match.”

England captain signed by appreciation Jos Buttlercommendable effort in the second inning to try and keep Australia in the bay.

Root stated:

“It breaks my heart to see Buttler come out like this, it shows the hunger you need here. In particular his mentality is outstanding. That’s essential to win here. Attitude today. It’s been great. We just need to do more. I hope we get that mentality for the rest of the series.”

The third ash test match between Australia and England will be held at the MCG in Melbourne starting from Boxing Day, 26 December 2021.


Edited by Arjun Panchadar


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