England will take on Australia in the third Ashes Test match of 2015 at Edgbaston on Wednesday. After the defeat in the second Test at Lord's by a huge margin of 405 runs, England are looking work on their mistakes they had committed in that game.
England middle-order batsman Joe Root has insisted that the top order should play their natural game and that will boost the confidence of the middle-order as well.
Root, who has been one of the best batsmen for England in all formats of the game in recent times, said that their confidence has not been affected by the loss in the second Test. Root felt that they can make a good comeback if they produce an all-round show at Birmingham in the third Ashes Test, scheduled to start on Wednesday.
"The top order just have to go out and play their own game. It's not gone to plan so far but we've got some really talented players out there and it's about looking after their own games and going about their business in the same way as when they're successful. It's about making sure we do everything we can to build big partnerships and put them back under pressure," Root said.
"Throughout this summer we've always come back from heavy defeats well. There's so much confidence in the camp and we'll be looking to put them back on the back foot on Wednesday. It's hard to put my finger on it. We're just not as consistent as we'd like to be. It's not through lack of effort. We've got a few young players finding their feet and it will come with time," added the English middle-order batsman.
England have made one change to their side before going into the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. They have left out Gary Ballance and have brought in Jonny Bairstow who has been in the form of his life off late.
As a result, the English batting order will see some minor alterations as well. Skipper Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth will continue to open the batting. With Ballance making his way out, Ian Bell will come in third, followed by Root and Bairstow.
"Jonny will be so excited and he couldn't be in better form right now. He'll be determined to emulate that on the highest stage. It's never easy to come in to such a big series but he's averaging 100 with five hundreds under his belt. He'll be desperate to carry on the great form he's shown this season so far. Ian's played a lot at three and I'll go up to four so not a lot will be changing," said Root.
"Every international player is playing for their place at all times. Ian's record is fantastic and he's playing at his home ground. Last time the Ashes were in England he was outstanding and I'm sure he will want to out a marker down and get form that he will stay in for the rest of the season," he added.