Paul Farbrace backs Joe Root to win back Twenty20 place

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century as India clinched the three-match T20 series against England

Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century as India clinched the three-match T20 series against England

Captain Virat Kohli contributed 75 before being stumped by the quick-thinking Jos Buttler, ending a 167-run partnership and leaving India at 226-2, but the necessary 43 were found without difficulty.

But as he reflected on his heroics at Trent Bridge, Yadav made it clear he wanted to add to his tally of nine wickets in two Tests - the last against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in August 2017. The victory by eight wickets, and with 9.5 overs remaining, came after the hosts were all out for 268 with a ball to spare on a sunny afternoon in Nottingham. I've proven in the past that I can perform in T20 cricket and I don't see it as a closed door for me.

Test captain Joe Root still has a big part to play in England's Twenty20 team and can learn from limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan, according to acting head coach Paul Farbrace.

"It is important in low-scoring games on tough wickets, you need people who can manipulate the strike, who can play spin bowling well, and can keep you in tight games", said Farbrace.

England's Joe Root dismissed fears his global Twenty20 career is over after being dropped for the first time in almost five years.

"Lord's might be different but certainly Kuldeep extracted more turn out of this pitch than any other spinner". Even if the frontline guys aren't playing, we still have to play well. In the recently concluded three-match T20I series, India's spin-twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav showed the audience what they are capable off.

Roy (38) was caught by Umesh Yadav while Bairstow (38) and Root were trapped lbw in the 13th over.

But the introduction of Kuldeep, in his 21st match at this level, changed the course of the innings.

"One thing is for sure is it is great to see Ben Stokes back to somewhere near fully fit".

Stokes became the fifth after his uncharacteristically sticky 103-ball 50, reverse sweeping Kuldeep to backward point, and Willey the sixth before Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali had a thrash late on.

Root's role in T20 cricket has come under inadvertent scrutiny in recent months, partly as a outcome of his huge importance to England's fortunes in the longer formats.

"Both of them are pretty lethal for us and looking at the English batsmen struggling against them we might be tempted to do that". The home side had absolutely no answer to Kuldeep's mystery and Rohit Sharma was at his classy best as he went on to smash his 18 ODI century, continuing where he left in Bristol in the final T20I few days ago.

Mark Wood's nought for 55 from six overs was costly after Eoin Morgan's side had failed to post a competitive total.

Kuldeep (39 wickets in 20 ODIs at average 20.02) and Chahal (43 wickets in 23 ODIs at average 21.83) have proved their worth since making debuts but their ultimate test will be against England.

One bright spot in an otherwise gloomy night.

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