Sportsmail revealed in May a year ago 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.
Along with Roy, the duo will like to take advantage of the Powerplay overs knowing fully well that some of the middle order batsmen including Test captain Joe Root and skipper Morgan himself are not exactly picking up Kuldeep's wrong 'uns.More news: Rangers announce EIGHTH summer signing as Steven Gerrards bolsters squad
It is a harsh, if not unexpected, blow for a batsman who during England's last outing in Robin Hood country four weeks ago blazed 147 from 92 balls to help post the monstrous 481 for six against Australia, and two years earlier had pummelled Pakistan's bowlers for 171 runs in the previous men's ODI record of 444 for three. India now meet England in the three-match ODI series.
While India will be buoyed by their 2-1 T20 series win, England, the top-ranked ODI team, come into the series having crushed a below-par Australia 6-0 in their last bilateral engagement. "He is such a big asset to all three teams and with him firing hopefully throughout this series we will see some really strong performances from him and long term for England that is a really good thing", he said. Runs are your currency and that's what you get selected on.More news: Comeback kings Croatia have unfinished business at the World Cup
"But for me, in big games, I've managed to get big wickets". I've got to make sure I keep putting the work in and those limited opportunities I do get, keep trying to perform, keep my name as current as I can in that format. I'm hungry to do so. He averages 49.82 and has eleven hundreds, the second most of any England player in history, but his T20 game has stalled since the World T20 in 2016 when he played a blistering knock of 83 from 44 balls against South Africa. "They will bring different challenges to what we've recently faced but we know if we play to our potential, we will be a very hard side to beat, especially at home".
Yet, so determined was Root not to miss out on the short-form game and all the rewards that come with it, he convinced management he still had a role to play even though England have an embarrassment of big-hitting riches. "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.More news: 'Welsh' Kiwi Wayne Pivac to replace Warren Gatland