India will be taking on England for the five-match Test series from August 1 at Birmingham.
After completing the much-anticipated T20I and ODI series, now India will be embarking to play Test series against the hosts which will provide them an opportunity to avenge their 2014 loss from the hosts.
The Test series is being regarded as the clash of equals because of both the teams are expected to give each other a tough fight.
If the bowling attack of England will be spearheaded by James Anderson and Stuart Broad whereas the visitors will rely upon the services of pacer Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.
However, Root’s impressive outing in the match against Lancashire has made him a ‘wild card’ that England might use against India.
Though England skipper hardly bowls in the longer format of the game, his recent performance commands attention.
Root took four scalps and conceded five runs in the second innings of Yorshire. He also dismissed Jos Buttler who was looking dangerous on 69.
Joe Root could be considered as a priced part-time bowler to have when it comes to the longest format of the game.
In 69 Test matches, he has 19 wickets to his name which also includes a best of 2 for 9.
Root has amassed 5960 runs in 126 innings. and he averages at an impressive 52.28.
This might however come as a not-so-good news for India as they are already in some trouble following the injury concerns that has mired Indian premier bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.
Joe Root may not have impressed with his bat during the County Championship encounter between Yorkshire and Lancashire, but his recent bowling performance might come as a headache for Indian cricket team.
Known for rolling his arm over once in a while in the Tests, Root possesses the ability to take scalps at crucial moments.
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