Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
True. But he doesn't need to be encouraged to be more adventurous. His natural rhythm is already perfect for test cricket.

Same with Stokes. You look at his innings at Headingley- people forget he scored 6 off about 80 the balls the previous evening. Like Root, he is good enough and shrewd enough to judge and play the situation.
Absolutely agree - and with your point about the others above. But trusting them does also mean accepting the foibles and I think Root genuinely likes playing the "naughty shot" though he doesn't need to