7/16/2019 9:43:19 AM (GMT+3)

World Cup win will boost our confidence in Ashes: Root

World Cup win will boost our confidence in Ashes: Root

LONDON: England’s Test captain Joe Root believed that the team’s World Cup triumph will help them do well in the Ashes against Australia next month.

England ended a 44-year wait to win the World Cup as they beat New Zealand side on boundary count after a tied Super Over in a dramatic final here on Sunday.

“It’s what we set out to do two or three years ago and we’re halfway there,” said Root.

Shifting focus to the five-match Ashes series, which begins on August 1, the 28-year-old said England were full of confidence as they bid to reclaim the urn having already achieved one of their targets.

“This will give the guys confidence and we’ve talked about taking that forward into a series like that,” he added.

England had also defeated Australia in the World Cup semifinals at Edgbaston, the venue for the first Ashes Test.

“The way we played against Australia in the semifinal. The guys who were involved relished it and will want a bit more. The feeling of euphoria we felt at that ground,” Root added.