Video - A Lot Of Confidence In The England Camp - Root
Batsman Joe Root says England are high on confidence after beating India at The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford to 2-1 up in their five-match series.
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And Root, who has scored 369 runs in the series so far, says that two comprehensive wins have given the squad a huge lift.
"You come out of two games like that where we played some really, really strong cricket and there's a lot of confidence," Root said at The Kia Oval, where the fifth and final game in the series begins on Friday (15th August).
"A lot of guys have put in some really strong performances and as a side we've pulled really tight.
"We needed to do that after Lord's, that was obviously not a very good performance as a team and I think we have done that exceptionally well.
"I think the key now is that we go into Friday and continue to do that. We build on what we've done and just remember it's just a start on where we want to be. We want to improve as a side.
"We want to keep developing and become a really good Test team and we can't just rest on two Test wins.
"We want to make sure we capitalise on what we started on and really cement what we've done and take this series home."
He added that the dramatically improved performances in the last two games are probably the result of a new team and a new management structure beginning to gel as a unit.
"We've been doing a lot of good things this summer throughout it all and it's obviously been quite a new team, there's obviously quite a lot of new faces coming into it, guys have been having to do slightly different roles to what they have been used to and I think it's just coming together nicely.
"I think sometimes these things take a bit of time and we've stayed really tight as a team and we have to continue doing that going forward but if we manage to do that over the next couple of days I don't see why there's any reason why we can't win this Test match."
Video courtesy of SNTV
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