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Joe Root: Boing Day Test is still important to England

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Outstandingly bad.

That is what one can say to describe England in the ongoing Ashes’ 2013/14 series.

Except for ben Stokes, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad, no one has looked in any kind of touch and it would be more than fair to say that they all have gifted the Urn back to Australia.

But there is still time for England to gain some respect despite going 3-0 down. They'll to start firing on all cylinders from the moment the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne begins.

Joe Root, the current England No.3, in a recent interview with ECB.co.uk said that England now want to show the world just how good they are and expressed the hunger to get going.

“We want to show the world how good we are,” said Root.

“We know we’re a good side - that doesn’t change overnight - and we’ve not played as well as Australia in this series.

“That’s common knowledge, that’s fact, and we’re going to have to make sure that we step our game up in Melbourne.

“And we just keep working on our own individual games and make sure that we try and outplay them and out-skill them when it comes to Boxing Day.”

Root said the importance of the Boxing Day Test remains the same despite to loss of the series but says everyone has had to go back to the drawing board in the England camp.

“Everyone’s been doing a lot of thinking about their own games,” he added.

“I don’t think we can think really too much about what’s gone. We’ve got to really look forward and try and make sure we improve.

“Boxing Day is obviously a massive occasion and it’s a great opportunity for us and we’ve got to try and take that and make the most of it.

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