Ed Smith has praised Joe Root after the England Test captain was omitted from the T20 squad to face Australia. Smith: "[Joe Root's] a brilliant cricketer, outstanding man, he's also England's Test captain. At the moment, we are setting up in a particular way as an 11 in T20 cricket. Joe's not in that. Then the decision moves towards, well if he's not in that starting 11 at the moment, though no doors are closed to him in the future, and that could easily change, where's the right place for Joe? He plays so much cricket, he gives so much to England every time he plays. The decision is that it's not right for him that we have him in the squad if he's not likely to be starting. So, he's not in the squad for the T20's."