Sky Sports’ cricket expert Nasser Hussain has revealed that he believes England are missing the bowling quality of Joe Root in the T20 Tri-series, according to a report on Sky Sports.
England has lost both of their matches against Australia so far and have been criticised for their batting, however, Hussain believes that the bowling has also not been up to the standard that is required.
Root was eager to participate in the tri-series but after consultation with the England coaches, it was decided that it would be best for him to return to England to rest ahead of a busy year of cricket.
Root will be refreshing himself and getting the adequate amount of rest before returning to action for England and has been watching the matches against Australia from home.
He [Root] often bowls you three or four overs, which takes you to six bowlers, but England only have five bowlers at the moment.
Someone always goes around the park in T20 matches and that leaves him [the bowler] and the captain vulnerable, so there is a balance of the side issue.
He’s coming back for the ODIs and a couple of Tests and hopefully he’ll be refreshed. It was absolutely the right thing [to rest] to do for a young captain.
England are facing New Zealand with both sides in desperate need of a win to try to reach the final.
Australia has secured their place in the final with three wins and England will be hopeful of overcoming the Kiwis to book their place in the final too.