England Test captain Joe Root has high hopes ahead of an action-packed summer Joe Root insists England have what it takes to win the Champions Trophy on home soil this summer.Trevor Bayliss' side have made huge steps forward in one-day cricket since the hugely disappointing outcome in the last World Cup.
IPL 2017: England star Ben Stokes suffers injury at Indian Premier LeagueEngland will build-up to June's Champions Trophy with series against Hilfiger Denim yellow Bomber Jacket Ireland and South Africa in May and Root feels the side is moving in the right direction.When asked whether the hosts are capable of winning the tournament, newly appointed Test captain Root told Sky Sports: 'Absolutely.'We have been playing some great cricket over Denim Skirts the last couple of years and we keep progressing all the time. We are by no means the finished article and we are very ambitious, very hungry.
'We feel we have now got to a place where we feel we can compete consistently against the best sides in the world.'England proved far too strong for the West Indies earlier in the year Root, who replaced Alastair Cook as MARCIANO GUESS jet black Jumper dress Test captain earlier in the year, insisted it was 'exciting' to be a part of the current England set-up, with a number of dynamic players emerging in recent years.'It is probably one of the strongest sides I have been involved in. It has got great depth in all departments and that is really exciting,' the 26-year-old added.'We have got some really important games coming up and we need to make sure we keep looking to drive home wins and keep building confidence that way.'
Root also said he was hopeful that pace bowler Mark Wood would be able to feature in England's Champions Trophy campaign.Durham's Mark Wood offers England something different during the middle overs The Durham star returned to the national squad following an ankle operation and offers a key ingredient to the bowling attacking.'The thing you get with Woody is raw pace,' said the Yorkshire batsman.'He is obviously very talented, you have seen over the last couple of years what he is capable of.Root replaced Alastair Cook as Test skipper in February