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England will be ready for Australia this Ashes, says new captain Joe Root

England were beaten 5-0 last time they toured Australia.

By Jatin Sharma -


Newly appointed England captain Joe Root said that England is prepared for whatever Australia plans this upcoming Ashes series.

Root personally had horrific Ashes down under in 2013-14. He just scored 192 runs and was even dropped for the final Test in Sydney, as England suffered a 5-0 drubbing. "That first Test match at Brisbane, when I walked out to bat, I think it did it hit me quite hard. It was like I walked into a conservatory door: I was not aware at all that it was there," said Root.

English supporters greeted English players with abuses and expletives as they crumbled like paper in front of Mitchell Johnson’s pace and bounce. Root said that he was taken aback by the hostility shown by his own supporters.

Root said that new guys like Jennings, Hameed and Jake Ball will learn from his experience on their first trip down under. He said,” They shouldn't be afraid of it. They should try to embrace it and enjoy it. It's not always easy to enjoy it, but that tour is a great opportunity for this team.

Joe Root follows his contemporaries Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson into national captaincy. These four have been touted as four modern greats and their performances have been compared to minute details by the experts.

"It's a good opportunity for me to do exactly the same. Over the last couple of years my consistency has been fantastic. But between 50 and 100 there have been far too many occasions when I have got out. They are great examples of taking that responsibility and making it a real asset to their games," said Root.



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