My game’s in pretty good order right now: Joe Root
In his last four innings on tour, Joe Root has three hundreds. © Getty

Joe Root believes that his batting form has turned a corner for the better, just three months before England host the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

After scoring a century in England’s warm-up match between the Tests and the ODIs, Root made 102 off 97 balls in the first ODI which England won. This came after he shrugged off a poor run in the first two Tests with a hundred in the final one, which England won to save some face.

These runs, after he ended 2018 as top-ranked England’s leading run-getter in ODIs with 946 at 59.12, put Root in a good space.

“Coming off the back of a couple of low scores at the start of the Test series, it’s been nice to get a few decent scores under my belt,” Root told Sky Sports. “I feel like my game is in pretty good order at the minute. I will continue to work hard, there are still areas I want to keep working on and developing and hopefully I can keep making some big contributions for the rest of the series.” (READ: West Indies add Andre Russell to squad for final two ODIs)

During the first ODI in Barbados, in which England secured their highest successful chase ever, Root became the fastest Englishman to 5,000 ODI runs, and fourth-fastest overall. Asked about the milestone, the 28-year-old thanked his team-mates for helping him get there.

“More than anything, it just shows where we’ve come as a side in this format since the last World Cup,” he said. “Having guys around me that allow me to play in the manner that I do, I feel we complement each other. (READ: Woakes dismisses concerns surrounding dodgy knee)

“I feel like I can give them as much strike as possible so they can take the game on and be really aggressive. It allows me to go about my business nice and quietly. When they are always putting pressure on bowlers, it can make things a little bit easier for you at the other end.”

After the third ODI in Grenada was washed out Monday, the series remains locked at 1-1. The fourth game is on Wednesday.