Root determined to gain Ashes revenge
Joe Root wants to lead England on the next Ashes tour and has said planning starts with the fifth Test today at the Oval. “I know the direction I want to take this team moving forward and it is about starting that now,” he said, with England needing victory to draw the series, even though Australia have already retained the Ashes. Batsman Jason Roy was dropped after struggling to adapt to Test cricket to make way for all-rounder Sam Curran. Chris Woakes replaces Craig Overton.
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