MICHAEL VAUGHAN believes Joe Root must “con” his team into thinking they can win The Ashes. But the ex-England skipper admits Australia will be favourites if Ben Stokes does not make the trip. The Lions squad will assemble next week ahead of the 70th Ashes series — with Root looking to prepare his side for […]
AUSTRALIA opener David Warner has compared the Ashes series against England to “war” and and has warned of “hatred” to motivate against Trevor bayliss’ side. The five-test series starts in Brisbane on November 23 and Warner said the battle would begin on day one of the first encounter at the Gabba. He told ABC Grandstand: […]
ALEX HALES has been told he is “not under investigation” over the Ben Stokes incident by police. The England batsman was interviewed under caution on Friday but is not expecting further action to be taken, according to The Guardian. Team-mate Stopkes is yet to find out if he is being charged.
JONNY BAIRSTOW is one of three England players fined for “professional misconduct” as the Ben Stokes scandal rumbles on. Ashes wicketkeeper Bairstow and fast bowlers Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball were yesterday punished for staying out late on the same night as Stokes’ street brawl in Bristol. The trio were fined and warned after England […]
STEVEN FINN returns to the country where he spent the most harrowing time of his career after being named as Ben Stokes’ Ashes replacement. Middlesex fast bowler Finn’s form and confidence plunged so dramatically in Australia four years ago that he was sent home early. Ashley Giles, then England’s one-day coach, described Finn, 28, […]