Root is very confident about young openers, says it takes a lot of courage to open in such conditions
The fact that England has had 22 opening pairs since Strauss retired prompted Root to express confidence in the young openers, stating that “it takes lots of courage and character to open in English conditions, and he is very proud of Burns and Hameed.”
Root, on the other hand, has said that he is not concerned about bowling first since the surface is becoming more better. Root has also made two significant changes to their squad. Dawid Malan and Craig Overton join the team, but Dom Sibley and Mark Wood are released. The absence of Mark Wood is due to a shoulder injury that prevented him from competing. In addition, Root defended Overton’s selection by claiming that Overton had regularly performed well in county circumstances in the past.