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Captain Joe Root does not want England to be considered “negative team that plays boring cricket”

Joe Root said that England will be looking to play agressive cricket in the second Test against New Zealand whenever the opportunities arise and win the series.

Joe Root said that England are in a position to win the series against New Zealand because they decided to play out a draw in the first Test.

Joe Root said that England are in a position to win the series against New Zealand because they decided to play out a draw in the first Test. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Root said that the players are aware that they are in the entertainment business
  • England played out a draw in the first Test while chasing a target of 273 in a minimum of 75 overs.
  • Root said that England will look to be aggressive in the 2nd Test against New Zealand whenever the opportunities arise

England captain Joe Root said that he does not want the side to be considered a “negative team” that plays a boring brand of cricket. Root said England are looking win their second Test against New Zealand and be aggressive whenever the opportunity arises.

“We’re very keen to put in five days of strong cricket this week and win the series. If the opportunities arise, we’ll definitely look to be aggressive. I don’t want us to be considered a negative team who play a boring brand of cricket. We have some very exciting players who are capable of some wonderful passages of cricket and hopefully that will come to light this week,” said Root.

England played out a draw in the first Test while chasing a target of 273 in a minimum of 75 overs.

“I’ve had some time to think about that,” Root said. “I look at the situation we found ourselves in and I still feel we made the right decision. We’ve turned up here with an opportunity to win the series, albeit it is not part of the Test championship, but it is a Test match and that means a hell of a lot to the players and the group,” said Root.

“We’re all very aware we’re in the entertainment business. We all want to be part of those games, those special games that provide that entertainment. They’re the ones that you remember,” he said.

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