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Joe Root could be world's best if freed from captaincy, says Warne

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believes England should seriously consider replacing with as to allow Root to focus on becoming the world's best batsman.

spin great Warne says the Yorkshire star could dominate the global game with the bat and feels Buttler would make a "very, very good" Warne worked with Buttler in his role as mentor for team Rajasthan Royals and is convinced the Lancashire has credible Test leadership skills.

"I've worked with Jos a bit this year, and I think he's someone who would make an excellent captain," said Warne. "I really enjoyed working with him, I'd like to think I helped him out a little bit." Warne, who is promoting his autobiography, said Root is

England's best but would be disappointed with his conversion rate when it came to hundreds.

"He'd love to have more hundreds to be able to be spoken about in the same sentences as and Steve Smith," he said.

"Maybe England could think about their best having the shackles off, not having the responsibility of captaincy, and give it to someone like Jos Buttler," he added.

"If he (Root) totally 100 percent concentrates on his cricket, his batting and nothing else, then maybe we might see become the best batsman in the world," Warne said. "He's got the talent to do it.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 16:35 IST