Joe Root showed his brilliance in scoring 100 as England won the ODI series 2-1 against India at Headingley.
I just do not understand why people can even contemplate dropping him as he is England’s ‘Plan B’.
When you have a player like that who can work out a Chinaman left-arm slow bowler in three or four games, he is the only one who can do that.
He should be in all forms of the game. He is a fantastic player.
I saw a worrying article last week saying that because of T20 and not being a definite starter for England in that form or being picked for the Indian Premier League, Root is talking about playing a spell in the Big Bash between the Sri Lanka and West Indies tours.
Is that what we want – a player like him with a huge workload going off to prove how good he is in another tournament in Australia?
Is that what we want – A player like him with a huge workload going off to prove how good he is in another tournament in Australia?Darren Gough
We need to get it right. He should be a definite starter in all forms of the game.
It is a difficult selection policy at the minute in that the winning captain has to stay in the side and Eoin Morgan is captain in the one-day game.
It is proving a bit of a headache for the coach to pick the starting 11.
I hope it does not drag on.
As for Root’s ‘mic-drop’ celebration in the win at Headingley, I just thought it was funny and I had a chuckle.
It’s maybe a bit embarrassing with the coverage it has got.
But I’ve nothing against players doing different stuff to celebrate.
When I went back to Yorkshire, I tried to bring the fun back and we did stupid things when we got wickets. It can bring a team together.
What Joe did will have been talked about in the dressing room and for the rest of the year as well.
I had no problem with it.