Joe Root has been included the England's squad for the first Ashes Test against Australia at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Steven Finn and Stuart Broad, the pace bowlers have praised Root in this video.

The two seamers said that Root had this youthful exuberance about him and is very proactive. England are certainly looking at him as a long term option and would hope that he blossoms into a good opening batsman for them.

Nick Compton was dropped from the England squad and Root will open the batting in his place when the contest starts on July 10 at Nottingham. This is a big opportunity for the young batsman and a good performance in the Ashes can help him cement his place in the long run.