Joe Root impressed by what he's seen so far at Yorkshire

Joe Root, the England skipper, is enthused by the quality he has seen at Yorkshire this season after signing off his brief stint with his county before the start of England’s Test summer.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 4:34 pm
Joe Root sports some interesting eyewear during Yorkshire's game with Kent last week (Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Joe Root sports some interesting eyewear during Yorkshire's game with Kent last week (Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Sheffield’s Root scored almost 300 runs in his five Championship games, scoring a ton against Kent and 99 against Glamorgan in a rain-affected draw last time out.

And Root, asked if Yorkshire have enough to live up to their tag as one of the pre-season favourites for the title, said: “There’s certainly enough in the squad.

“I still don’t think we’ve been at our best yet. In many ways, that’s exciting. We’ve found ways of winning games we had no right to. That’s a really good quality.

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“Look at Essex. That’s something they’ve managed to do over the last couple of years and why they’ve been so successful. They’ve found themselves in difficult positions and found their way out of it.

“That’s something we’ve done well this year up until now.

“If we start playing our best cricket, start making some bigger scores in the first innings, then we’ll be a really hard side to beat.

“The bowlers have been excellent. I have every faith we will take 20 wickets on plenty of occasions.

“It’s just can we make those first-innings runs?

“You look at the guys, there’s plenty of talent and ability in that dressing room and plenty of hundreds. It’s just a matter of time before it clicks in.”

Yorkshire have a blank week, returning to action next week against Lancashire in a top-versus-second clash.