Joe Root promises England fans two Christmas gifts in remaining Ashes tests


Joe Root has promised fans a response from his England players – who are currently 2-0 in the ashes – from the Boxing Day Test and also a personal century after reaching just 89 so far this streak

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Joe Root has promised England cricket fans a response from his players in the Boxing Day test after two miserable efforts so far.

Root reckons it will be worth fans staying up for the action after the turkey hit its belly on Christmas Day.

And rather than the cheeky video he had to share with his drummers in Adelaide, it will be a performance of technicolor beauty sparked by an urge to prove a point.

“I would say I’m waiting for a response from our players and would like to take home a nice Christmas present for anyone staying awake,” Root said.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – DECEMBER 23: England’s Joe Root prepares to bat during an England Ashes team nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 23, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)


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“There’s a lot of motivation for the group and we’re doing everything we can to make sure it’s 2-1 by the time we leave here.

“Any time you lose 2-0 in a five-game series, it’s always tough and we have to be resilient and not feel sorry for ourselves.

“Instead, prove a point and show that we are a much better team than what we initially provided.”

And Root himself is confident that he can continue to lead the charge head-on with the Bat and finally collect the hundreds of ashes he desires.

“I’m confident that in these next three games I can hit a hundred under these conditions,” he added. “I feel really good with my stick.

“I know it’s a brave thing to say, but that conversion rate this year hasn’t been a problem at all.

“There’s clarity there, I just need to keep putting myself in those positions, just having the bit between my teeth and saying ‘over my dead body’.

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