England's star batsman Joe Root believes he can repeat his performance in the 2019 World Cup to give England a chance of winning the trophy again.
The 32-year-old feels that even though the conditions are challenging, the English side has what it takes.
Joe Root raring to repeat his 2019 World Cup tricks
Although he admitted that an abundance of runs helps, the Yorkshireman feels that he now the experience to raise his game.
“You want to go into every World Cup with millions of runs behind you but the difference now is that I now have a wealth of experience and knowledge, not just of the format but the conditions we are going to play,” Joe Root said.
“I know I am a good player, who can perform at this level and raise my game. Nothing can replicate playing in a World Cup and when that comes round I will raise my game and be ready for those conditions. I can go out there and deliver like I did in the previous World Cup.”
4 years ago, by the barest of margins 🏆❤️ pic.twitter.com/y2DziR99n9— Joe Root (@root66) July 14, 2023
The experience and knowledge of the group are vital
The RR batter believes that the foreign conditions are a challenge, but this team has the experience and knowledge to tackle it.
“To win any World Cup outside your own conditions is an incredible feat regardless of the format. The one thing that the group has gut is they have been there and done it, whether in 2019 or the T20 group in Australia last year,” claimed Root.
“Guys have got the experience and knowledge of what it takes to play under pressure in those big games and moments which you can’t replicate. This is a group that has played a huge amount of time playing together.”
England will face New Zealand in the curtain raiser of the World Cup on 5 October.