Root has previously made clear he prefers batting at four but the Yorkshireman is understood to have approached England coach Trevor Bayliss after last week's Test win over Ireland about returning to his old position of first-wicket down when the Ashes opener starts at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Ashes 2019: England coach Trevor Bayliss admits to having 'stern' chat with players after Ireland scare
England coach Trevor Bayliss said that his team's batsmen should learn from nightwatchman Jack Leach who top-scored for England with 92 against Ireland
The vexed question of who should bat at number three has been a long-running issue during Trevor Bayliss's four-year reign as England coach and one which will end after the Ashes.
IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad rope in England's World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss as head coach
World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss replaces Tom Moody as the head coach of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. Moody has coached SRH since 2012.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Unsung hero Liam Plunkett has been key man for England in journey to glory
The only three games England lost in this World Cup were the ones were Plunkett did not play. Every time he has been in England’s team they have been the victors.
New Zealand vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Final Match Preview: Eoin Morgan and Co start favourites as tournament awaits new champions
By reaching the final, England have guaranteed an international match will be shown live on free-to-air television in Britain for the first time since the iconic 2005 Ashes series –a chance to inspire a new generation.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England should block out 'you guys are now favourites' talk ahead of mega final, says coach Trevor Bayliss
Trevor Bayliss has called for calm as England look to go one better than they did in their last World Cup final appearance in 1992, when they lost against Imran Khan's Pakistan in Melbourne.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England head coach Trevor Bayliss not seeking an extension in tenure, will step down in September
Trevor Bayliss says he won't be staying on even if England won the World Cup and the Ashes series, saying that the team will need a new vision and agenda
Australia vs England, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Andrew Strauss emotional after hosts 'obliterate' Aaron Finch and Co to reach final
Former England director of cricket Andrew Strauss was overcome with emotion after the team he helped build "obliterated" Australia to reach the World Cup final on Thursday.
Ashes 2019: Jason Roy 'definite option' for series against Australia, says England coach Trevor Bayliss
Jason Roy has played more than a hundred short-format matches for England and Bayliss said he would consider using the 28-year-old when the five-test series against Australia starts in August.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England coach Trevor Bayliss says 'batting second doesn't scare our guys'
England were bowled out for 221 against Australia and also lost to Pakistan and Sri Lanka after batting second.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Coach Trevor Bayliss believes England have a point to prove after falling short in recent global events
England coach Trevor Bayliss believes his side have "a point to prove" now they are in the semi-finals of the World Cup after falling short in the last two major international tournaments.
England vs West Indies, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Windies look to revive campaign against hosts England
The West Indies will take a 1-1-1 record to the Rose Bowl on Friday to face England, who have two wins and a loss, in an attempt to revive their campaign.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Holder says England coach Trevor Bayliss will have to 'learn to accept' Sheldon Cottrell's salute
West Indies bowler Sheldon Cottrell may have a special salute for England coach Trevor Bayliss when the two sides meet in the World Cup on Friday, but Jofra Archer could rain on that particular parade.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jos Buttler could be fit for West Indies clash, says England coach Trevor Bayliss
Buttler hurt his right hip while batting in England's win against Bangladesh, hobbling for the remainder of his knock and passing on wicketkeeping duties to Jonny Bairstow.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England captain Eoin Morgan's preference to be considered to finalise hosts' 15-man squad, says Trevor Bayliss
The final places in England's World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss.
ICC Cricket World Cup: James Vince aims to clinch spot in England's final squad for 50-over mega event
James Vince hopes to capitalise on the banishing of Alex Hales over claims of drug use and force his way into England's World Cup plans.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Alex Hales still has international future despite expulsion from England squad, says Trevor Bayliss
But Bayliss said the door was open for the hard-hitting 30-year-old Alex Hales, who has played 70 one-day internationals and 60 Twenty20 internationals
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England captain Eoin Morgan accuses Alex Hales of showing "complete disregard" for team values
Morgan, speaking ahead of England's season-opening one-day international away to Ireland on Friday, did not pull any punches when asked about Hales's conduct
Ramprakash had worked with England since 2014 and was focusing on the Test team while Thorpe worked regularly in the one-day set-up.