CRICKET Updated: Aug 13, 2018 09:57 IST
England skipper Joe Root has warned India his team would be ruthless in the remaining matches despite their early 2-0 lead in the five-match Test series.
England's Joe Root is pictured in the field during play on the fourth day of the second Test match between England and India at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on August 12, 2018. (AFP)
England skipper Joe Root has warned India his team would be ruthless despite their early 2-0 lead in the five-match Test series and that it would be tough to ask Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad or take rest as they are bowling superbly so far. (MATCH REPORT) (DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS)
“That would be the dream, to put in five complete performances and have five wins,” he told reporters when asked if a 5-0 rout was possible, after beating India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday.
“But it’s important we don’t get complacent, arrogant, or look too far ahead,” he added after wrapping up a second game within the distance. “We’re playing against the No 1 side with some very talented players, and we have to make sure we keep looking to learn and develop.
“We’re not the finished article – we’ve got a long way to go to where we want to get to. It’s a great position to be in, 2-0 up with three to go, going into Nottingham, which is a great place for us to play.
India beat England 4-0 when they toured in 2016 and they also lost the Ashes in Australia.