Joe Root: England won’t change approach against South Africa, despite heavy loss in first Test | Cricket News


England beaten by one set and 12 runs by South Africa in the opening Test of the three-game series at Lord’s last week; Watch the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports from Thursday (10am live, 11am first ball)

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Joe Root explains to Michael Atherton how he plans to face the fastest bowlers in the world after England took on the fierce Anrich Nortje at Lord’s

Joe Root explains to Michael Atherton how he plans to face the fastest bowlers in the world after England took on the fierce Anrich Nortje at Lord’s

Joe Root insists England will not change their approach to the second LV= Insurance Test against South Africa at Emirates Old Trafford, despite the hosts suffering a heavy defeat at Lord’s last week.

The England batters lasted a combined 82.4 overs in the innings loss and 12 runs, played for 165 in their first inning before collapsing to 149 in their second.

The defeat was England’s first since Ben Stokes took over from Root as Test captain and Brendon McCullum arrived as head coach, with the side claiming a 3-0 series win against New Zealand before beating India in the revamped fifth Test of their 2021 series.

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“We just didn’t execute as well as we could have – on every level really,” Root said. sky sports reflecting on the team’s first loss this summer.

“The credit must go to South Africa. They took full advantage of the terms presented to them and they outdid us.

“You have to take it on the chin. But I don’t think that changes anything in the way we approach this week.

Highlights from day three of the first Test between England and South Africa at Lord's as the visitors fought for a leg win

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Highlights from day three of the first Test between England and South Africa at Lord’s as the visitors fought for a leg win

Highlights from day three of the first Test between England and South Africa at Lord’s as the visitors fought for a leg win

“I think we’ve come a very long way in a short time as a Test team. From where we were at the start of this year, to the way we played in the first four Test games of the Premier League. summer is a big step forward.

“It’s really important that we continue this good work, the changes we’ve made in terms of mindset.

“We really need to hammer this home this week when the opportunity presents itself.”

Root added: “We all know where we need to improve. It’s about going out there and dealing with certain situations as well as possible.

“Likewise, we have to keep looking for opportunities to put them back under pressure.”

‘England will not back down’

Stokes echoed Root’s sentiments when he addressed the press ahead of the second Test of the three-game series, saying: “The address after the game was, ‘look, guys, you don’t obviously haven’t played anywhere near the ability we want and we know we can, but we’re not going to go back.”

“South Africa were better than us in this test, that’s good, that’s sport. Sport is designed for someone to be a winner and someone to be a loser. We are focused on this match and the next and want to win the series 2-1.”

Former England captain Joe Root says his successor Ben Stokes has shown extraordinary courage in opening up about his mental health struggles.

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Former England captain Joe Root says his successor Ben Stokes has shown extraordinary courage in opening up about his mental health struggles.

Former England captain Joe Root says his successor Ben Stokes has shown extraordinary courage in opening up about his mental health struggles.

Stokes confirmed England had recalled Ollie Robinson in place of compatriot Matthew Potts for the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford, while South Africa are expected to come into the game with the same four-pronged pace attack that performed so well in the win at Lord’s. .

Labeled the ‘Fabulous Four’, Kagiso Rabada entered the Lord’s Roll of Honor with five wickets in the opening innings, Anrich Nortje played with a blistering pace, touching up to 95mph, the 6ft 7 Marco Jansen provided the left arm angle to go with his towering frame and Lungi Ngidi deserved a bigger reward than his lone wicket from Root in the second set.

“It’s a really good offense,” Root said. “They have rhythm, variety, different angles and guys offering different skills.

Michael Atherton and Shaun Pollock assess the impact of fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Allan Donald, Dale Steyn and many more on South African cricket

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Michael Atherton and Shaun Pollock assess the impact of fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Allan Donald, Dale Steyn and many more on South African cricket

Michael Atherton and Shaun Pollock assess the impact of fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Allan Donald, Dale Steyn and many more on South African cricket

“But, again, it gives you different scoring opportunities. And it’s really important as a batting group that you watch that – watch where you can try to dissect them and separate them.

“Of course they will be full of confidence this week, they should be after the way they played. [at Lord’s].

“But, again, I think it’s really important that we go into this game looking for every possible opportunity to score in a controlled manner and really looking to put them back under pressure.”

Watch day one of the second LV=Insurance Test between England and South Africa, from Emirates Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports The Hundred from Thursday. Set-up begins at 10 a.m. before the first ball at 11 a.m.




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