The Ashes: England preparations take another hit as weather wipes out first day of final warm-up | Cricket News

No play doable on opening day of England’s intra-squad pleasant in Brisbane because of heavy rain; The four-day match is England’s final earlier than the opening Ashes Take a look at towards Australia on December 8; Queensland climate ensured solely 29 overs have been doable throughout their opening warm-up

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England’s preparations for the Ashes suffered one other setback as climate stopped play on the opening day of their closing warm-up recreation.

The four-day match is England’s final earlier than the opening Ashes Take a look at towards Australia on December 8.

Joe Root had already seen his aspect’s preparations hit by the Queensland climate, after solely 29 overs have been doable throughout their opening warm-up match towards England Lions.

Joe Root says England must be smart with Ben Stokes following his return to the Test squad after recovering from a finger injury.

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Joe Root says England should be good with Ben Stokes following his return to the Take a look at squad after recovering from a finger damage.

Joe Root says England should be good with Ben Stokes following his return to the Take a look at squad after recovering from a finger damage.

Australia are additionally set to play in Brisbane on Wednesday, after they play an intra-squad pleasant of their very own towards Australia A in what’s their solely warm-up earlier than the Ashes.

Talking earlier than play was deserted, Root was adamant that, rain-affected or not, England should take lots from the fixture and that it’ll have the “depth” of a first-class encounter.

He mentioned: “Lots of people will need to show issues and that they deserve a possibility in that first Take a look at. I anticipate the requirements to be very excessive and for it to be very aggressive and so it ought to be.

“This can be a actually good likelihood for us to get forward of Australia by way of recreation time forward of this sequence. It could be foolish for us to cosy our approach by means of the 4 days – it needs to be good, arduous, correct cricket that we’ll profit from.

“We have to discover methods of constructing certain by the point that first ball comes down at The Gabba that we’re in the perfect place doable to return out on prime. Even when there may be climate round, I do know we can be ensuring there’s something out there for us if we require it.”