Root says he can Bash with the best

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

SNUBBED by ev­ery fran­chise in the In­dian Pre­mier League, then dumped by his own coun­try, Eng­land Test skip­per Joe Root is ready to un­leash his frus­tra­tions dur­ing the Big Bash League.

For rea­sons he still can’t fathom, Root has vir­tu­ally been writ­ten off as T20 player so wants to re­mind ev­ery­one what he’s ca­pa­ble of in the short­est ver­sion of the game when he makes his BBL de­but for Syd­ney Thun­der.

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with News Corp, Root said he is frus­trated peo­ple don’t rate him as a T20 player but plans to change their minds in his first sea­son in BBL.

“I’ve not ac­tu­ally played much at all of this for­mat, whether it be do­mes­ti­cally or in­ter­na­tion­ally, so to get an op­por­tu­nity to play a block of T20 is ex­cit­ing for me be­cause I haven't had this op­por­tu­nity be­fore any­where else in the world,” he said.

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