Royal London Series: Joe Root vows England will bounce back from Durham debacle
Joe Root says England will come out fighting in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Last Updated: 27/05/14 11:34am
England went from one extreme to the other in the first two games against the tourists, winning easily at the Kia Oval and then being bowled out for 99 at Emirates Durham ICG as Sri Lanka levelled the series.
Only stand-in skipper Eoin Morgan scored more than 12 runs in that reverse and Root is determined supporters are not put through another below-par 50-over performance in Manchester.
"We don't want fans turning up for games and seeing a performance like that," Root said. "It's quite embarrassing.
"Sometimes you get emotional on the day of the game, (so) it's better to leave it a few days and then discuss it as a side.
"We have got to make sure we're very honest with ourselves and don't let a performance like that happen again.
"The one way to get people to come and watch you is to win games of cricket and we have to make sure we can do that consistently, earn the right for people to want to come and watch us.
"We don't want to play like yesterday, where people come to watch and feel let down. We want to make sure everyone who comes in is impressed by what they see and want to come again.
"What we're expecting is to come back strong on Wednesday and show how good a side we can be. We should be able to win in these conditions."