MANCHESTER – Joe Root says he is the right man to continue leading England despite two failed attempts to win an Ashes series.
Root's side suffered a 185-run defeat in the fourth test at Old Trafford on Sunday as Australia took a 2-1 lead with one test remaining to retain the coveted urn.
“I definitely want to carry on as captain. I've been given a fantastic opportunity to captain the test side and will continue to work hard at doing my best at that,” Root, who also oversaw a 4-0 defeat Down Under in 2017-18, told reporters.
“That is in my control. I have to make sure I do everything I can to get this team in the best shape to win as many games as possible.
“Whenever you lose a series, it hurts. I've to take that on the chin. You have to look at areas you want to get better at, both in yourself and as a team,” Yorkshire batsman Root added.