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Joe Root did not have a good series versus Bangladesh AFP (file photo)

England after the Bangladesh series have more questions to be answered now after their poor show in the Dhaka Test. Mehedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan ran riot over their batsmen in both matches; England were lucky to have come won the match at Chittagong thanks to a certain Ben Stokes. England’s main batting fulcrum in Joe Root was poor with the bat through-out the series which a cause of concern for the management. England are set to play 5-Test series in India against hosts’ which will be a herculean task. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 1st Test at Rajkot

Root, Alastair Cook and Stokes who were in Mumbai left no stoned un-turned as took to nets under the eye of Trevor Bayliss and batting coach Mark Ramprakash. A certain net-bowler in Siddharth Sharma spilled the beans about Root’s practice regime. Speaking to Deccan Chronicle at the CCI Sharma said, “I was bowling in the good area and Joe Root was leaving the balls outside the off stump. Although he was playing some good shots, he tends to play his shots too early. I tried something with the semi-new ball and he might struggle in the match.”

He further went on to add, Although England batsmen played well against spinners in the nets, they can struggle if the wickets are very slow. If they get a wicket like this (like the one at the CCI), they will struggle against spin. They will struggle for the bounce and if the ball stops a bit on the wicket. It will be very difficult because on the English wicket the ball comes very fast and here it stops a little. So, they may find it difficult during the late hours of day s play .