Fourth-set England will play two virtual "quarter-finals" at the Cricket World Cup when they face India and New Zealand in their last two round robin coordinates as they hope to seal a semi-last spot, batsman Joe Root has said.
Britain's 64-run misfortune to Australia on Tuesday left their capability trusts to be decided with Bangladesh, Pakistan (both one point behind) and Sri Lanka (two points behind with a game close by) breathing down their necks.
Britain have not beaten India or New Zealand in seven endeavors at the World Cup since 1992 yet Root is sure they can in any case achieve the knockout stages.
"We'll consider these to be recreations as quarter-finals... which in a manner when it comes round to the knockout stage should work well for you," Root told journalists.
"We accept we're still more than equipped for fitting the bill for the semi-finals and when that occurs, it doesn't generally make a difference how you arrived in light of the fact that that is the point at which the competition truly begins to kick in.
"I for one think we must be quiet about how we approach the following couple of recreations. The amusements themselves may get very enthusiastic, particularly the climate at Edgbaston against India."
Root additionally said that England have not adjusted to the moderate pitches at the competition, having played on batsman-accommodating surfaces at similar grounds during one-day worldwide respective arrangement played in the development to the World Cup.
The hosts were reprimanded for not making the vast majority of the conditions against Australia in spite of winning the hurl while their "one-dimensional" way to deal with batting during the competition has been hammered by intellectuals.
"We've been going up to certain settings and things have been very extraordinary all through this competition to when we play one-day arrangement there previously and we haven't really adjusted just as we could," Root included.
"You take a gander at a portion of the standard scores and they have been altogether different to when we have played there in two-sided arrangement."
Britain play India on Sunday and their last game against New Zealand next Wednesday.
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