England finds clearer Root to Kandy | Sunday Observer

England finds clearer Root to Kandy

Joe Root
Joe Root

GALLE AFP: England captain Joe Root believes England will go into the second Test against Sri Lanka at Kandy on Wednesday with “huge amounts of confidence” after overcoming the hosts in Galle.

“We played some really good stuff,” Root said after the commanding 211-run victory. “The way we played throughout the four days, with everyone contributing and playing a part, is really pleasing.”

“We said we were going to do things slightly differently at the start of the series and we’ve really backed that up and given ourselves a really good chance to go to Kandy with a lot of confidence and back up what’s been a brilliant four-days here,” he said.

“We had some clear plans about the way we were going to approach this game in particular on this surface. To see them work, to see the hard work leading into the game pay off, is great,” Root said.