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Joe Root: England Test captain to sit out Twenty20 tri-series

Joe Root: England Test captain to sit out Twenty20 tri-series

Joe Root will return for the five-match one-day series against New Zealand, starting in Hamilton on 25 FebruaryEngland Test captain Joe Root will miss the forthcoming Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand.The 27-year-old Yorkshire batsman will return to England for a break.Root played the full Ashes Test series, which the tourists lost 4-0, and has featured in the first three matches of the one-day series against Australia.
"I came into this tour wanting to play everything. I love playing for England and I don't like missing games of cricket," said Root."I had a long chat with [coach] Trevor Bayliss about things, and there's obviously a big summer ahead and a lot of cricket still to be played."Root suffered from severe dehydration, diarrhoea and vomiting because of a viral gastroenteritis bug during the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney.He is yet to be replaced for next month's Twenty20 series, which Eoin Morgan will lead as England's limited-overs captain.Root will return for the five-match one-day series against New Zealand, starting in Hamilton on 25 February.England host Pakistan in a two-Test series starting at Lord's on May 24.
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