All teams are ready for the ODI World Cup 2023. This major tournament is scheduled to be played in India from October 5. In the first game of this tournament, the last champion team England meets New Zealand. The England team looks ready for the World Cup and recently proved this with a home win against New Zealand. But there is also a major weakness in the England team. In fact, his team’s star batsman, Joe Root, is in very bad shape. The board has now made an important decision regarding the route.
Root will play series against Ireland
In fact, Joe Root will play in the upcoming three-match ODI series against Ireland. England have announced a 13-man squad for the game against Ireland, captained by Jack Crowley. This team did not include any player from the World Cup selected team, but Root expressed his desire to play in the first ODI, following which he was included in the team in place of star batsman Harry Brook.
Brook recently joined the team
Let us tell you that Brook was initially not part of England’s preliminary World Cup team but was later included in the main squad in place of opener Jason Roy. England international selector Luke Wright said that Root himself had expressed his desire to play in the first ODI against Ireland. Wright said Root would like to spend a little more time in the crease and it was good to have a player from his side wanting to contribute as much as possible. Just when we thought he needed some rest, he wanted to play another game.
Had a poor performance against New Zealand
Root did not perform well in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. In the first three games he had personal scores of 6, 0 and 4 runs. However, in the fourth ODI, he played an innings of 29 runs off 40 balls. The world’s No. 2 Test batsman has played just 16 ODI games for England after the last World Cup.