Cricket: Trott admires ‘fantastic’ Root

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JONATHAN Trott has revealed his admiration for Sheffield youngster Joe Root.

As England prepare for tomorrow’s one day international (ODI) decider against New Zealand, Trott has been impressed with the way Root has quickly adapted to international cricket. The 22-year-old, in only his seventh ODI. hit 79 not out on Wednesday as England made it 1-1.

“Joe’s a very impressive young lad,” Trott said.

“It’s important to keep developing as a young player, and appreciate how tough international cricket can be.

“It’s a fantastic start for him, and he looks a fine talent.

“As long as he continues to work hard, and guys around him support him, his future certainly looks bright.”