How many bats does Joe Root have in India? Whats he like on FIFA? And just how good is he at table tennis?Root himself provided the answer to these questions and more as he gave Ian Ward an insight into life on the road with England ahead of the first Test, against India.Click on the video above to hear more about what its like to be part of the England team on tour, including how he and team have prepared ahead of the five-Test series. Watch the first Test on Wednesday, from 3.30am on Sky Sports 2 You need to make sure that you are very well prepared, said Root. You are always looking at ways in which you can improve your game along the way.Having seen the way that we played spin in that last hour of Dhaka, it was important that we addressed that and tried to put some things right in practice.I think weve done some brilliant work and the surface in Mumbai was quite challenging for practice, which is exactly what you want. India vs England November 9, 2016, 3:30am Live on Get Sky Sports Get a Sky Sports pass The nets here look very similar to what the wicket is going to be like; it might be slightly different, especially on the first couple of days but well have to wait and see.But you have to make sure you cover all bases so you are ready for whatever is in front of you.For more insights into Roots preparation - as well as to find out how the 25-year-old does to get away from the game, click on the video above.England take on India in the first Test of their five-match tour, in Rajkot, from 3.30am this Wednesday on Sky Sports 2. Watch the complete Test for £10.99 with no contract, with a Week Pass from NOW TV.Also See:Ben Duckett blogBroads 99 in statsSky Cricket podcastCricket videossWell Bottle Sale 17oz . 8 Iowa State on Saturday, sending the Cyclones to their third consecutive loss. The Longhorns (14-4, 3-2) got their biggest win of the season with their third in the row in the Big 12. Swell Water Bottle Cheap . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. http://www.swellwaterbottlesale.com/Swell-Traveler-Bottle-Sale/ . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Swell Bottle Wood Cheap . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. sWell Marble Water Bottle .Y. -- Syracuse has turned up the defence at the right time all season, and when High Point threatened to pull off a monumental upset the second-ranked Orange did what they do best with their quick hands and savvy play.Indias?Sameer Verma advanced to the semifinals of the Hong Kong Super Series after registering a 21-17, 23-21 win over Malaysias Chong Wei Feng in the quarterfinals on Friday.Hell face Denmarks Jan O Jorgensen in the semifinals, who is seeded third. The 22 year-old Verma would be making his maiden appearance in the semifinal of a Super Series event.?He had previously defeated Japans Kazumasa Sakai 19-21, 21-15, 21-11 in the pre-quarters.?He also won the Senior National Championships in April this year.Jorgensen had emerged victorious at the China Open Super Series last week.dddddddddddd He has never faced Verma before. Verma, who is currently ranked 43rd in the world, also made the semifinals at the Bitburger Open, which is his best performance this year.However, Ajay Jayaram lost to Hong Kongs Angus Ng Ka Long 15-21, 14-21 in the quarterfinals, thus ending his campaign in the tournament.? ' ' '