Wednesday 13 August 2014 

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.

Please note this video will be available to view until 29th August 2014, after which time it will be replaced by the latest live content.

Wins by 266 runs in Southampton and an innings and 54 runs in Manchester have enabled the home side to bounce back from a 95-run reverse at Lord's.

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

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs