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Morgan lavishes praise on Root

Morgan lavishes praise on Root

England’s most reliable batsman, Joe Root steps up for his team to score a magnificent century against West Indies to further strengthen their place for the final four. In the absence of the opener, Jason Roy, Root helped England to a comfortable eight-wicket win.

Root struck 11 fours and faced only 94 balls in his 100 not out as England strolled to a target of 213 with nearly 17 overs to spare, fuelling their hopes of winning the World Cup for the first time. Captain Eoin Morgan showered praise on Joe Root after the match saying  “Root is the glue that holds England together.”

"Exceptionally pleased, I think he is now the highest run scorer in the tournament. He’s scored two hundred. He’s such an important player for us. He is the glue that holds everything together. It’s probably a side of his batting that has got better over the last two or three years that people haven’t seen a lot of, his expansive game,” Morgan said.