Updated: May 15, 2021 21:19 IST
London [UK]May 15 (ANI): Test Skipper England Joe Root said that the biggest challenge for his team will be reaching the peak ahead of the Ashes streak against Australia.
Later this year, England and Australia will face each other in Ashes. England will fight New Zealand and India in the longest format before the Ashes.
“We have had good progress over the past couple of years as a test team. It was not easy, we didn’t have everything in our own way, but we improved anyway. I truly believe that we are making good progress in the right direction, and now we have the opportunity to continue to improve, to continue to grow and to peak for Australia, which is the pinnacle for us, “Ruth told Sky Sports.
Ruth also acknowledged that England’s redesigned selection committee, now chaired by the head coach. Chris Silverwood a tricky balance will have to be faced to get the entire team ahead of Ash.
“It is very difficult at the moment, the circumstances make it very difficult. There are so many different things to consider, and the well-being of the players is obviously paramount. But that’s what you play for in years like this. You want to pit yourself against the best, you want to be successful against the best, and this is an opportunity to do that, ”said Ruth.
“More than anything, it just means that the relationship between us must be as strong as ever. We get along very well and understand each other very well. We know what we want and we really hope. This process becomes a little easier.” – he added.
When asked how difficult it would be to put new faces in Game XI against New Zealand, Ruth said, “It’s always a tricky balance. What you are trying to do is create an environment where you have a strong team of players. who have been together for a long time, but no one will freeze. “
“It’s impossible to plan everything perfectly, especially at this time with Covid. Where something does arise, there may or may not be natural opportunities, but most importantly, we remain very open-minded about how we want to move forward. forward. We have really important cricket. And we must prioritize. So when we sit down, we will take into account everything as best we can and make sure that the idea of how we want to go, how we want to see the year, and how we are going to peak on this tour of Australia, ”he added.
The first test between England and New Zealand will kick off on June 2 and the match will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground. (ANI)
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