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On a high after an impressive Twenty20 series win, India will eye another dominant performance against England in a three-match ODI series, which can be termed as a "dry run" ahead of next year's World Cup.

"I'm fully confident in the ability I have in that format", Root said.

Sportsmail revealed in May past year that England wanted Root to sit out Twenty20 matches so he could concentrate on leading the Test team out of their mid-table malaise and fulfil his own huge potential with the bat.

But while Hales knows Trent Bridge like the back of his hand, from the bountiful pitch to the quirky dimensions that offer a short hit over extra when batting at the Radcliffe Road End, it appears Morgan is keen to have an additional bowling option and, of course, the extra aggression and dynamism offered by Stokes in the field.

The Mumbai batsman had missed a chance to score a hundred when India took on Ireland in June this year after he was dismissed for 97 in the first of the two-match T20 series.

Post the Champions Trophy, starting from June past year, India have played 27 ODIs against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, both at home and away and at least one wrist spinner has featured in all these games.

Whether Root can keep scoring white-ball... "It's been slightly frustrating on occasions, it's not quite materialised how I would have liked but when you win 5-0 [against Australia], you've got no complaints", he said.

"Whatever we do we don't go out and bat like we have to score 400 runs". I'm hungry to do so.

"You've got to always stay true to yourself", he said. It is always hard being left out and you never like that as a player.

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. "We've played some really strong cricket in the one-day format for a while now and India are right up there as one of the best sides in the world", he added. "The thing that has always been at the forefront of my mind is that playing for England comes first", he said. "I want to see us being as complete a side as possible in all three competitions, but I want to be a part of them".

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