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Joe Root set to reclaim favoured No. 4 batting spot in New Zealand

Joe Root plans to return to fourth place in the UK batting average for his test series against New Zealand.

Roots climbed to 3rd and 1st during the last re-series during the British summer, with an average of 325 points at 32.50. Before traveling to New Zealand, the route was expected to return to number 4, where he made his first qualifying match in Whangarei.

"I want to move forward," the BBC said. "It doesn't always work exactly the way I want, but that's probably the case.

"I think it's a bit better for my game. Definitely better with Captain.

"I know that captains go out early and prefer one of them, but they like to split the two and focus on betting. Over time, they have generally improved consistently. That location."

Route previously hit third, and spent a lot of 2016 just before the captain. He returned to third place during the British summer of 2018 but struggled to run and stepped back. Overall, he hit 38.12 in the first drop and 48.39 in the fourth place.

Teams selected for the second qualifying round from Whangarei on Friday are also expected to reflect their first test lineup.

When the order of the routes moved down, Joe Denly moved to third place after recovering from ankle injury, which was excluded from New Zealand's T20 series. It's likely that they replaced Zak Crawley, who scored a century in his first innings as an English player in a tour game earlier this week, which will be kicked off with Rom Burns' debut Dom Sibley.

"We haven't officially selected a team yet," Root said he would face New Zealand XI in the final qualifier. "As you expected, most of it will be the first test match."

The first of the two tests starts on Mount Maunganui on November 21, but is not part of the World Test Championship.


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