Root: "To leave here with a drawn series would be a really fine achievement"



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Root: "To leave here with a drawn series would be a really fine achievement"

The fourth Test Match will be really exciting. England will have to do their best in the match against India if they want to end the series 2-2. During the previous matches, there were problems with the field but now the English have to enter maximally focused if they want a positive result.

Joe Root also spoke about the next game: "You look at India's record at home in recent times and it's incredible so for us to come away with a drawn series would be a really good achievement, especially off the back of the last two games," Root said, as quoted by cricbuzz "We're a side that wants to look forward.

We've had two challenging weeks but that doesn't define us as a team." "We need to look forward, we need to look at this as a real opportunity to do something special as a group and take that chance. To leave here with a drawn series would be a really fine achievement for a relatively inexperienced side.

Root is satisfied with his team and believes that they have made a lot of progress unlike before, and that the team is at the top level for now. "If you look at what we've done as a side the last couple of years, the progress we've been able to make has been really pleasing, especially away from home."

"You look at this tour if we end up winning this game it'd be four out of six Tests won. It would be a phenomenal achievement from the players to have found a way in some very foreign and difficult conditions so it's a great motivator for us as a side."

Young team

Root does not blame his teammates for mistakes and sometimes bad performances because he thinks that the team is very inexperienced and that they still have a lot to learn. "With the side we've got and the inexperience - if you look at that groups of young batsmen in the last match, I have played more Tests in Asia than all of them put together - this is a great learning experience for them."

"This is a great way for them to develop and understand a different style of Test cricket, [Dan] Lawrence and other guys who are playing here for the first time so that when we do come back here on the next tour, they'll have that experience and knowledge of what it can be like.

"We know that it is a very talented group and squad of players all capable of performing out here and to have won six out of eight in Asia shows we have the tools and the ability to win in these conditions." "Granted it has been quite extreme and it was a challenging game for us but it is there.

We've got all the ingredients, all the pieces and all the skills to exploit and succeed in these conditions." "It is important we harness that and have it in the front of our mind, and be a bit braver actually, and play with a little bit more freedom.