That has not been said very often of an Indian team. After a surprise retirement call by Mahendra Singh Dhoni on December 2014 during the teams' Australian tour, Virat Kohli was handed over the responsiblity to lead India for the final Test of the series. They scored more than 300 runs in both innings, having posted only 107 and 130 at Lord's, and there was the added bonus of a strong bowling performance from paceman Jasprit Bumrah, who took 5-85 in England's second innings on his return to the team. "It has happened on a couple of occasions and obviously isn't good enough".
"We always had the belief that if we keep on applying pressure, sometime or the other we will get the result", he said. So we couldn't play as a unit, then we have Ishant, and Shami and we have Umesh in the reserves, who is bowling beautifully.
The fourth Test starts at Southampton on August 30.
While England have work to do with the bat, they also continue to be let down by drops in the slips, with Root insisting the players are hard at work to eradicate the issues.
Root said he expects Cook, 33, to be available for the fourth Test despite the imminent arrival of his third child. However, it is understood that Cook will miss the birth, if need be. Surrey's Rory Burns, the leading run-scorer in Division One in the County Championship will be his replacement if the selectors decide this will be the Lancashire opener's last match. "I want the media to write him off because every time they do he comes back and scores a double hundred".
"We have to be realistic about these things". 'Look at the rest of the series - I felt I got a ball that kept quite low and nipped back sharply at Lord's, and you chuck a run-out in there as well when I felt great at Edgbaston.
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"There is no-one now playing Test cricket with more experience than him". Root did admit, however, that any decision will depend on the man himself. I know what I'm capable of doing. That's a really nice thing for us to see. "He seems very much dedicated to helping this team and scoring as many runs as he can".
With England staring defeat in the face, Stokes and Buttler began to develop an impressive partnership in the afternoon session, with both passing individual fifties. Bairstow, though, is a lot less clear-cut.
"That partnership from Jos and Ben is a real lesson to our team on how to play Test cricket".
On wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow's injury status, he said, "It's early days for the Bairstow injury, and over the next few days we will have a better idea about the swelling".
'It's one game, ' he said. Vince would thus be cover, even if Jos Buttler is now expected to now take the gloves.