Indian spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin ran via the England second innings to pave the way in which for the staff’s series-levelling win.
“My job is to handle the squad of gamers that now we have right here, and making an attempt to try this to the perfect of my potential. I believe we have some fantastic gamers and a squad of gamers that’s greater than able to profitable right here,” Root mentioned on the post-match press convention.
“As quickly our squad is handed over, it is my accountability to attempt to get the perfect out and attempt to win as many video games as we will.”
England’s rotation coverage, which noticed them relaxation influential gamers akin to James Anderson and Jos Buttler, has been slammed by many former stars of the sport.
Root mentioned it’s the greatest they may have requested for underneath the present circumstances, led to by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s tough and difficult however so is every little thing in the meanwhile. On this time with COVID, with the quantity of cricket that we have and making an attempt to handle all collectively is hard.
“However it’s the place we’re at. And that is the place we discover ourselves and we simply must be sure that we get the perfect out of the gamers.
2nd Take a look at: Ashwin stars as India thrash England to stage Take a look at collection 1-1
“And as I discussed, we have a really gifted group of gamers. We have got plenty of totally different choices. So, it would not change my focus, we wish to win these subsequent two video games.”
England will now must win each of their subsequent two matches to substantiate their place within the inaugural ICC World Take a look at Championship closing.
“We’ll take a look at a squad that’s out there to us and be sure that we’re very proud of the XI that is chosen to profit from this pink ball underneath the lights. And, hopefully, that would be the proper staff to make the most of these circumstances,” he added.
Whereas senior spin bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali is returning house regardless of snaring eight wickets within the second Take a look at, Root mentioned pacer Jofra Archer was again to coaching and is offered for the approaching matches.
“Yeah, Moeen Ali has chosen to go house. It has clearly been a really difficult tour for him. If gamers really feel that they should get out of the bubble, that has been an choice. That call has been made. Hopefully, he feels higher.”
Moeen had contracted the virus simply after arriving in Sri Lanka for a two-match Take a look at collection earlier than the staff’s tour of India.
2nd Take a look at: India beat England by 317 runs to stage collection
<p>India thrashed England by 317 runs within the second Take a look at to stage the four-match collection 1-1 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. (BCCI Picture)</p>
“He actually had a tough one for him having to take care of COVID. Been in his room for such lengthy intervals of time. That simply received to a degree the place he needs to get out of the bubble. And that is completely truthful sufficient.
“It wasn’t a straightforward determination for him, however one which I completely respect and perceive,” the England skipper added.
On Archer, the skipper mentioned: “Sure there is a chance. He’s again in coaching the final couple of days, and out there for choice.”