An enthralling contest of a T20 International brought an end to the exciting tour of the Black Caps to England. The conclusion that can derived from the tour can be summed as an enthralling performance by both the teams throughout and the emergence of England as an aggressive and attacking cricketing team. Eoin Morgan, England’s skipper, is pretty much ecstatic with the performance of his team specially after a horrendous World Cup performance and feels that his team is now at the right track.
Morgan praised his team’s efforts, specially emphasizing on Joe Root. He said, “A lot of credit to New Zealand, we have been chasing them in white ball cricket and we have tried to emulate them, it has been good so far. Everyone in the changing room realises that what we have achieved is a start and there is a long way to go forward. I certainly feel that everyone has a lot more to give. I think it’s going to be very exciting with the Ashes coming up.”
Joe Root was awarded the Man of the Match for his splendid knock of 68 off 46 balls in the T20I against New Zealand. Root performed brilliantly throughout the tour and helped England’s batting line-up to get formidable. He said, “I feel pretty good at the crease at the moment. Fingers crossed that it will continue during the summer. I told that if we took wickets, it will be hard for them to chase it down and the bowlers did that. It’s a long way away from us. We can enjoy what we have achieved as a side, but we need to keep moving forward. We need to keep working harder as well. Everyone’s going to play with freedom this summer.”
Root is also eagerly waiting for the Ashes and is pretty much confident that his side will be able to retain the record of not losing Ashes at home since 2001.
“Hopefully, it can continue with the Australians. We will look to do this on a more consistent basis now. Our next opponents are Australia and it will good if we get to see the back of Steven Smith and a few others early”, he said.