England captain Joe Root mentioned he had no qualms about having bowling “headaches” main as much as subsequent week’s first Take a look at towards Pakistan after his facet’s 2-1 sequence win over the West Indies.
Root’s males got here from behind to regain the Wisden Trophy, with a complete 269-run victory within the third Take a look at at Outdated Trafford on Tuesday sealing the hosts’ fightback.
England, within the first main sequence for the reason that coronavirus lockdown, rotated their quick bowlers all through the three-match marketing campaign.
Having controversially neglected Stuart Broad from their four-wicket loss within the opener at Southampton, they noticed the veteran seamer return for the following two matches, with the 34-year-old changing into simply the seventh bowler to take 500 Take a look at wickets when he reached the landmark on Tuesday.
England will return to Manchester for the opening match of their three-Take a look at sequence towards Pakistan, with the selectors having to resolve whether or not the likes of Broad, Chris Woakes, veteran spearhead James Anderson, England’s all-time main Take a look at wicket-taker, and specific fast Jofra Archer ought to be retained or to as an alternative clean up the assault with the rested pair of Mark Wooden and Sam Curran.
Broad was the main bowler on both facet within the West Indies sequence, with 16 wickets at a miserly common of 10.93, whereas Woakes took 5-50 on Tuesday.
“As we’ve seen it’s hard to leave anyone out – just look at the players that haven’t played this game,” mentioned Root.
“With the talent that’s waiting in the wings it’s an exciting place to be and long may those headaches continue.”
However after a number of weeks in a bio-secure surroundings, Root urged his gamers to profit from their brief break.
“I think for now it’s just important that everyone just goes away, has some time away from cricket, away from this bubble and tries not to think about things for a couple of days,” he mentioned.
“Towards the back end of the week we’ll start getting our heads around the challenges that the next three games will pose for us,” the Yorkshire batsman added.
“It’s vitally vital that the fellows benefit from the subsequent 4 or 5 days and actually profit from that point away, time at residence with family members.
“We’ve all been very excited about getting home and spending that time refreshing and getting away, so hopefully when we all come back we’ll be ready to crack on with another very exciting series.”