Joe Root says he will not be putting too much pressure on himself as he attempts to forge a path back into the Twenty20 spotlight.

England’s Test captain is keen for more opportunities in the 20-over format, highlighted by his return to Yorkshire duty only two days after finishing England’s summer Test programme against Pakistan at Southampton on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old was in line to play only his second T20 for the Vikings since late August 2016, only for rain to ruin the opening night Vitality Blast clash with Nottinghamshire at Emerald Headingley tonight.

Root’s last appearance for Yorkshire in T20 came when he scored 51 not out in a Roses defeat at Emirates Old Trafford in August 2018.

Since then, he has only played 11 games of T20 cricket – seven for Sydney Thunder and four for England.

He is expected to play for Yorkshire on Sunday when Derbyshire visit Emerald Headingley (2pm).

But his availability has yet to be rubber stamped because of England’s impending selection for three T20s and three ODIs against Australia next month.

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