Door not closed on my T20 career, says Root


"We might need to sit in or a better way to play him...think Lord's will be different", Morgan said. Whatever we do we don't go out and bat like we have to score 400 runs. They won't want to go the way of their football side, who performed admirably at the Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation, only to be beaten 2-1 in extratime against Croatia in the semifinals.

For Root, this series holds prime personal importance. He was dropped subsequently for the Bristol game but continues to be a pivotal part of the ODI set up.

"I fully understood the decision, that's part of having a really strong squad". You have to take that.

"It was tactical - we couldn't get a wicket, so I was chopping and changing trying to get a wicket, or find a wicket, trying to be as unpredictable as we could, but it didn't work", he added.

The Yorkshireman added: "Becoming captain of the Test side I had those hard decisions to make and ultimately you are trying to pick the best team you think is going to win on any given occasion".

On a high after an impressive Twenty20 series win, an upbeat India will eye another dominant performance against hosts England in a three-match One Day International (ODI) series, which can be termed as a "dry run" ahead of the ICC Cup in 2015.

It was an embarrassing batting effort from Eoin Morgan's men with only Jos Buttler shining. "I don't have any fears about it".

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"I don't have any fears about it, I want to see us being as complete a side as possible in all three competitions, but I want to be a part of them", said Root ahead of the first one-day worldwide against India at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

England was nowhere in the picture as India were the most dominant team in the match by far.

Add in the fact that, according to The Telegraph, Root has turned out in only 11 T20s in the past three years and played just eight worldwide T20Is in the past two, then that is simply not enough.

At the start of the 13th over, Joe Root was befuddled by a ripping leg break and was trapped lbw. He also feels that it will be an awesome World Cup next year. It can't be easy but it shows where we have come to in the last three or four years in this format.

While the football heroes went down in a blaze of glory in Russian Federation, fighting till the final whistle against Croatia, it was abject surrender by their cricketers at their bastion, Trent Bridge, in the opening One-day global. K L Rahul's stupendous form has been a happy headache for the team management and there is a possibility that the captain Virat Kohli might come at No 4 in order to give Rahul a chance to make optimum use of his current form.

Root underlined that this only meant opportunities for India's bench strength and they will not be reading too much into the pacers' unavailability.

He said: "It's unsafe to think too far ahead".