England, Aussies Gear Up for First Battle of Ashes Series

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England, Aussies Gear Up for First Battle of Ashes Series

July 08
13:41 2015

andersonNew Delhi, Wednesday, July 8 – Finally wait is over as the Ashes is set to kick off in next to no time. Michael Clarke’s led side including Steven Smith, Fawad Ahmed, Bradley James Haddin, the wicketkeeper-batsman, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Chris Rogers, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson and Peter Siddle is hoping a confident start.

Experience of Ryan James Harris, whose knee injury forced him to retire from all formats, will be missed. Nevertheless, Aussie would look forward to other budding cricketers with potential to change the game and do something that was not seen earlier.

England captain Alastair Cook, vice-captain Joe Root, Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, right-handed batsman Jos Buttler, who imparts his role as a wicketkeeper as well, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Steven Finn, pace bowler James Anderson and Adil Rashid together make a dangerous combination.

England look strong in the tournament and are likely to enjoy terrific home support as fans are ready to turn up at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff to see the battle between English and Aussie cricketers. Apart from toss, mood of the pitch may be decisive factors. England might hope to revenge against Australia, who thrashed them during cricket carnival this year. While the guest would like to keep the spirits high and take lead if get chance to bat first.

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