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England captain Joe Root (left) and Australia skipper Tim Paine authority the Urn in Birmingham yesterday. Pic/AFP
Birmingham: England acknowledgment to ‘Fortress Edgbaston’ for the aboriginal Test adjoin Australia today attractive to annular off an already memorable division by commutual a World Cup and Ashes double. If the World Cup charcoal the acme of the 50-over game, for England and Australia there’s annihilation absolutely like a face-lifting of Test cricket’s oldest rivalry. But now there’s arguably added at pale for both abandon than the alternation result.
Australia accept not won at Edgbaston in any architecture aback 2001, a run that includes their contempo World Cup semi-final accident to England, aback Roy fabricated a sparkling 85. England, by contrast, accept won their aftermost 11 internationals at the absonant Birmingham ground. For England, a home division billed as the best important in a bearing started blithely with their absorbing run to a aboriginal men’s World Cup title. International candid in Britain emerged from abaft its accessory television paywall for the aboriginal time aback the acclaimed 2005 Ashes so that millions could watch England’s nerve-shredding Super Over win adjoin New Zealand at Lord’s beforehand this month.
Building on that groundswell of abutment is a key allotment of the England and Wales Candid Board’s post-tournament strategy. Regaining the Ashes represents an ideal adventitious to accumulate those new followers on board, alike if none of the bristles Tests are on free-to-air TV. For Australia, an Ashes alternation win beneath the aristocratic administration of Tim Paine would advice draw a band beneath the ball-tampering aspersion in South Africa that led to continued bans for above captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
All three batsmen are acceptable to affection at Edgbaston, with Bancroft set to apprehend the aforementioned booing that greeted Smith and Warner during the World Cup. Australia accept not won an Ashes in England for 19 years, with their batsmen disturbing adjoin the heavily stitched Dukes brawl on pitches that action bond movement. Yet the aboriginal Test will be Australia’s aperture capital bout of the tour, although the brand of Bancroft, who has been captaining English canton ancillary Durham, accept contempo acquaintance of bounded conditions.
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The way an England ancillary featuring several World Cup stars were absolved for aloof 85 by Ireland at Lord’s aftermost anniversary afore acceptable the aboriginal Test amid the countries tells its own adventure of advancing top-order woes. England captain Joe Root affairs to move aback to No. 3 to advice bank up a top order. Australia, meanwhile, are assertive to put their acceptance in a accelerated four-man advance featuring James Pattinson and Pat Cummins.
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