Paul Farbrace: Joe Root has to learn a lot from Eoin Morgan

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century as India clinched the three-match T20 series against England

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century as India clinched the three-match T20 series against England

England certainly did something special when they played in Nottingham last month, smashing a world record 481 for six against Australia on their way to a 5-0 whitewash. But while he accepts that is an issue, he is adamant that his priority remains England's fortunes in the 2019 World Cup and Test cricket.

He has scored 193 runs at 27.57 (strike rate 104.89) in eight matches since England's run through to that final defeat against West Indies, while he managed close to 40 in the build-up to the event and throughout the tournament itself.

As soon as Roy played a premeditated sweep shot on a flighted, teasing first ball from Kuldeep Yadav, Kohli was aware of exactly the sort of path this batsman-vs-bowler match-up was going to take.

Root, a staple of the England batting line-up across all formats in recent years, came under pressure after some sub-par performances in his previous three T20 outings against Australia and India.

At the start of the 13th over, Joe Root was befuddled by a ripping leg break and was trapped lbw.

The Yorkshireman added: "Becoming captain of the Test side I had those hard decisions to make and ultimately you are trying to pick the best team you think is going to win on any given occasion".

"Kuldeep extracted more turn than any other spinner". However, Stokes and Buttler added some important for the fifth wicket before Kuldeep sent Buttler back to pavilion for 53 runs. The Hitman was accompanied by Shikhar Dhawan, first, who provided a fiery start and then captain Virat Kohli too scoring a fantastic 75.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma belted an unbeaten 137 as they thrashed England in the first ODI in Nottingham.

Kuldeep (39 wickets in 20 ODIs at average 20.02) and Chahal (43 wickets in 23 ODIs at average 21.83) have proved their worth since making debuts but their ultimate test will be against England.

Mark Wood's nought for 55 from six overs was costly but Eoin Morgan's side failed to post a competitive total. That obviously makes the difference to be able to score against him. Kuldeep had a very good day at the office.

It was though befitting of the England Test captain's character and attitude that he just got on with his 12th man duties like an up-and-coming youngster, taking the decision limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan and stand-in coach Paul Farbrace made to drop him, in place of the bigger-hitting Ben Stokes, on the chin.

But with England hoping he would cut loose late on, Buttler was instead dismissed when a glance off Kuldeep was well caught down the legside by veteran wicket-keeper MS Dhoni.

With cricket's blue riband tournament scheduled to be held in United Kingdom next year, the ODI series will give Virat Kohli an ideal opportunity to get a drift about the conditions that his men are expected to encounter at exactly same time next year.

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