England skipper Joe Root said his team will have to be well-prepared to face West Indies bowling attack during next month’s three-Test series beginning on July 8. Since England had suffered a 1-2 loss against the West Indies in their away series last year.
“We are very aware of the skill West Indies have and what they will bring to this series,” Root told BBC Sport.
“One thing that stood out was how formidable their bowling attack can be. It is really important we prepare well and we are ready for all of that.”
Root mentions his rival skipper Jason Holder, who had hit a double hundred in the second test to emerge as the leading run-scorer in 2019 , “Jase is one of the most well-respected guys in international cricket.
“He took the job at a young age and we are starting to see him at the peak of his career. He comes across as a very good bloke. I am looking forward to chatting to him from a social distance.”
If the birth of Root’s second child coincides with the opening Test against West Indies, then he may not be able to be a part of the latter.