Joe Root

Joe Root hopeful of the impressive show despite disrupted preparation

England captain Joe Root hopes that his team will be able to deliver in the forthcoming Ashes series even though rain is running England's last-moment preparation. The first Test between Australia and England will commence on 8th December in Brisbane. A three-day practice match was washed out due to rain. The players who featured in the recently concluded Twenty20 World Cup including Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, and Chris Woakes, only linked up with the squad Tuesday two weeks of quarantine and had hoped to see some red-ball action. Root has stated, "If we can control our emotions, play to our skill level and if we can be smart in situations and do things differently to how we have done them previously then I believe we have a brilliant chance to do something special in this series."