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Ross Taylor backs Joe Root to come good as batsman
New Zealand vs England 2019

Ross Taylor backs Joe Root to come good as batsman

New Zealand’s veteran batsman backed Joe Root to come back stronger after the England’s Test captain failed badly in the 1st Test match against New Zealand. Root has gone down in the batting form in the recent past and his captaincy record has not been really praise-worthy at all.

Carrying the reputation of the World Champions, Root upholds a great responsibility over his shoulders. “I was not the captain for as long as Root is. As captain of England, the scrutiny is probably more as here in New Zealand. It is a tough balance. He is a class player and it is a matter of time before he starts scoring runs”, Ross Taylor said.

Root, being a world class batsman, has a place in “fabulous 4”. He has played 87 Test matches for England so far in which he has scored 7056 runs at an average of 47.35.