SA vs ENG: “We want to make sure we peak at the right time ahead of the ODI World Cup”: Joe Root


In an exclusive conversation with The Bharat Express, Joe Root, who now represents the Dubai Capitals in the DP World ILT20 tournament to be played in the UAE, spoke about England’s plans for the 2023 World Cup and their outstanding success in white-ball cricket .

The first meeting of England’s three-match ODI series in South Africa will take place this Friday, January 27. The other two games are scheduled for January 29 and February 1.


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There is no denying that England is currently dominant in limited overs cricket. They won the most recent tournament in Australia, becoming only the second side, after the West Indies, to win the T20 World Cup Championship twice. They are the reigning ODI and T20 World Champions.
When England visit India for the championship game in October this year, they will now look to defend their ODI World Cup victory.

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Joe Root has been one of the England team’s most outstanding players over the years. The impending tour to New Zealand, which begins on February 16, has caught the attention of the former England Test captain.

“There’s always pressure around World Cups and major tournaments”: Joe Root

In an exclusive interview, Joe Root told The Bharat Express that there is always pressure during World Cups and major competitions.

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“There is always a lot of pressure around World Cups and major tournaments. That’s part of it. It doesn’t matter if you’ve won everything in the past four years. It’s about how you approach the occasion. We just make sure we’re ready, check all the boxes and deliver on those terms. Everyone is having a great year” said Joe Root.

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“We probably have more experience now than we did four years ago. There are still a number of boys who have played in Indian conditions. It’s great to have had that experience. Guys who played a lot of cricket under those conditions (in India) would be crucial” Joe Root said in an interview with The Bharat Express

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“England don’t want to complicate things. All we do is trust ourselves, build confidence and make sure we are as prepared as possible to peak at the right time and at the right times.” Joe Root added.

England are the current T20 World Cup champions, beating Pakistan in the final in 2022 to claim their second title.

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