Ashes 2021-22: Root states ‘clear on how to approach’ ahead of the Gabba Test
- Root included that England will take self-confidence from India’s win over Australia at the Gabba earlier
- India’s win at the Gabba was the very first defeat for hosts Australia in Brisbane for 35 years
- England last won an Ashes series in Australia in 2011
England captain Joe Root stated his group is “clear on how to approach” as the much-awaited Ashes series was released at an event at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.
Root’s group has a bit more clarity as in an unexpected relocation competitors Australia named their beginning eleven 2 days ahead of the start of the very first Test at the Gabba on Wednesday. The Ashes launch event included both the rival captains, Root and newly-annointed Pat Cummins of Australia in addition to England duo Mark Wood, Ollie Pope and Australia vice-captain Steve Smith and Cameron Green.
Root included that England will take confidence from India’s win over Australia at the Gabba earlier this year whilst “sticking to their own strengths”.
India’s win at the Gabba was the first defeat for hosts Australia in Brisbane for 35 years.
The England captain stated, “Credit to India, they played remarkably well throughout that whole series. And, in lots of ways, set a great example for any touring group to come here and play”.
England last won an Ashes series in Australia in 2011 – a squad that also included the quick bowling duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Released at Sun, 05 Dec 2021 01:08:26 -0600